American Airlines Admirals’ Clubs cater to an international client who is expecting high levels of convenience, service and comfort - becoming a true oasis for the traveler. The American Airlines Mexico City Travelers’ lounge needed a refurbished lounge to meet the expectations of its sophisticated travelers. The objective was to turn the lounge into a modern, clean space that reflected the spirit of Mexico.
Heery was tasked to design the renovated Mexico City Travelers lounge. The team’s focus was on designing a space with an easy flow between spaces and clear lines of sight along with adjustable light sources, planes of color and texture and subtle references to Mexican culture and art. Areas of focus included reception, bar and dining and general lounge areas.
The reception area was designed to include a sculptural element composted of light wood and stone. It is back-dropped by a storage unit finished in a darker, contrasting wood and features the Admirals’ Club logo. Both pieces are connected by a glass partition. Following the concept, the bar and restaurant space are designed as clean, geometric forms that are situated to be visually free from adjacent walls and ceilings. The Bar is surrounded on two sides by storage units, with open seating in the front and window seating to the side. The honed quartz of the Bar is set off by the dark wood panels of the storage and is contrasted by a chiseled bas-relief stone wall with the Mayan motif at the entry. The lounge areas are configured with upholstered arm chairs, each facing a coffee table and/or served by a side table. These are augmented by defined areas such as a business area with carrels for individual computer use as well as copy, fax and necessary office supplies. Fabrics and material are selected from richness of texture and color.
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