Designed by César Pelli, an architect of international legendary status, with interiors by Alexandra Champalimaud, a member of the Interior Design Hall of Fame, the hotel started off with an all-star design team. The result is a light-filled, modern classic interior with captivating art. The emphasis on detail is underlined by a subtle color scheme and the use of high quality materials. These include fine leather, brass, marble and Bohemian crystal glass.
The majestic chandelier, suspended from the 13-meter (43-foot) cupola ceiling, is the first detail to catch one’s eye, as well as an element that sets the tone for the culinary experience about to take place. The lighting sculpture features 14 fan-like clusters, each up to 2m in diameter. The metal central spheres are surrounded by light-carrying glass rods.