Angles And Atriums

I’m not a huge fan of the open atrium design of some modern hotels, with their enormous open central spaces, the glass-walled elevators zipping up and down, and the faint susurrus of lobby conversation wafting up through the cavernous atrium to the floors high above.  I think the design is disorienting.

But, if you like sharp angles and geometric precision in the interior of your hotel, the open atrium approach is about as good as it gets.  These are hotels that appear to have been designed through use of compass, protractor, and slide rule.  You can imagine the architect carefully calibrating the intersecting lines in the floor plan, and efficiency-oriented engineers reveling in the exacting measurements and crisp, ordered, no-frills appearance.

My eighth grade geometry teacher would have loved this place.

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