(UK) – Hospitality design firm HBA announces the formation of HBA EMEA which will see the firm’s London and Dubai studios joining together with the launch of Great Scotland Yard.
With specialist divisions including lighting, graphics and art curation, HBA EMEA will produce inspired, brand-strengthening design experiences that reflect a true sense of place.
The announcement coincides with the delivery of HBA EMEA’s first project, the newly opened Great Scotland Yard, a landmark development in London’s City of Westminster. Once the London’s Metropolitan Police headquarters, the listed building’s latest chapter is a 152-room boutique hotel, in which the stories of the building’s past unfold.
Tradition and history meet present-day luxury in the design of Great Scotland Yard. Transforming this historical space into a welcoming place for discerning travellers, HBA EMEA’s designers have expressed the individuality of Great Scotland Yard through a play of Edwardian-inspired hues and patterns and colours that relive the sophistication of the era with a flair of contemporary details.
HBA Partner David T’Kint said, “As interior architects we don’t just create spaces, but experiences that are inspired by the history, culture and locale of a destination.
Under the direction of David T’Kint, who brings over 15 years of hospitality design experience, HBA EMEA’s specialist divisions include Canvas, an integrated global art consultancy; Illuminate, an independent lighting consultancy providing innovative and creative lighting solutions, and Graphics, which provides a complete design service for branding and graphic design bringing hospitality brands to life.
Highlighting the firm’s dynamic approach to the ever-evolving market is HBA EMEA’s sub-brand Studio HBA. This young, energetic and versatile team are nimble in their approach to design, offering solutions for the growing sector of mid-market hospitality projects.