After nine years in the making the Ritz Carlton has opened its doors, offering prestige luxury to its guests. This project required a range of custom bespoke carpets and hand-crafted rugs to provide opulent flooring that spoke to the cultural heritage of the project.
With a powerful stance of unwavering commitment, the Ritz-Carlton sets the standard for luxury experiences. Occupying 20 floors of the 80 storey West Side Place Complex, spanning across the top 17 floors into the sky of Melbourne’s CBD as well as the initial 3 floors, this tower is comprised of complex shapes of glass and steel, designed by Australian architectural firm Cottee Parker with developer Far East Consortium and interior design by BAR Studio. Offering 257 stylish suites, restaurant, ballroom, executive office spaces and day spa, the interiors of The Ritz-Carlton Melbourne, designed by BAR Studio, are detail oriented and lush within every aspect.
A key goal for BAR Studio was to capture the heritage and culture of Melbourne into the interior design, from Indigenous culture to the Victorian-era gold rush, the interior demonstrates the local history along with its European influence. This can be seen in the curated art collection featured within the hotel that pays homage to regional landscapes of the city throughout its past, present and future. Artwork of First Nations Indigenous artists are the centrepieces of this curated collection, where artwork crosses the boundaries into architectural pieces. This destination driven design further elevates the experience through the spanning views that can be seen from the top floors of the West Side Place complex with uninterrupted views from the Sky Lobby on the top floor.
To capture Melbourne's identity and culture and the essence of Ritz-Carlton's opulence to life, including providing a highly personalised experience to guests, BAR Studio turned to us at GH Commercial for truly luxury and bespoke floor covering solutions. Our in-house design team at GH Commercial were able to create truly bespoke carpet and hand-crafted rug designs that brought the detail orientated design to life right through to the flooring. Each being unique to each space in which they are situated, across the suites, corridors, library, ballroom, executive meeting rooms, rooftop bar and the foyers. Set to become an exciting new venue for bespoke event experiences with state-of-the-art facilities the Ritz-Carlton brings a memorable hospitality experience for all guests.
These custom-made carpet designs implement a range of high-end textile patterns in an inspired neutral colour palette comprised of neutral bases of charcoal and greys with highlight colours including rusts, chartreuse, olives, silver, rich and pale gold and navy, to perfectly match the décor of each space. With a range of designs across the public spaces of the hotel, featuring a chevron pattern that brings a sense of cohesion across these designs. This chevron pattern is also integrated with a contemporary tartan overlay to provide colour highlights specific to each space. The subtle chevron pattern, as well as the contemporary tartan pattern that is incorporated within the monumental ballroom which was designed to fit the specific measurements of this space and reflect the unique ceiling features of this area also.
Bespoke Woven Carpet
Traditional weaving meets cutting-edge technology. Made under our Feltex brand, which is synonymous with high-end quality and design, our woven carpets are made from a rich, premium, wool blend fibre, bringing character and quality to your project. Limited by nothing more than imagination, our leading customisation capabilities produce genuinely bespoke, custom carpet designs, for uniquely personalised projects. Woven carpet is a popular choice for hospitality carpet due to its opulent nature bringing luxurious to the next level through custom made designs.
The Ritz-Carlton features our Woven Axminster carpets in a range of custom designs. These woven carpets are 42 and 48 ounce, with 48 ounce being the highest weighted woven carpet available to ensure that they can accommodate the various foot traffic requirements of every commercial and residential space whilst providing luxurious comfort underfoot. With a wide assortment of designs available in our online library and the opportunity to customise available designs or create a completely unique design, we offer a range of bespoke carpet solutions to complement any decor.
A range of custom hand-crafted rugs are also featured throughout The Ritz-Carlton, utilising design elements present in their broadloom carpet and further incorporating subtle textile design elements to add colour highlights that are specific to each individual interior space. The use of hand-crafted rugs loose laid into entryways and foyers can contribute towards an overall cohesive design interior and bring comfort and warmth into these entrance spaces.
Here at GH Commercial, we are proud to offer the expertise of our in-house design team when creating bespoke custom carpets for our client’s projects. Drawing on over 150 years of manufacturing experience, we are committed to designing and supplying high quality floorcoverings around the world. As the oceanic division of Mohawk Industries, the world’s largest commercial flooring company, we belong to a global network of brands dedicated to helping you meet your project goals and connecting you with the right floor, when where and how you need it.
Project: The Ritz Carlton
Architect: Cottee Parker
Developer: Far East Consortium
Interior Designers: BAR Studio
Photography: Simon Milder Photography
Product: Fast Track® Woven Carpet, Hand Tufted Rugs