Project:Marriott Bar
Site area:105 m²
Scope of Work:Interior Design

“Bar for the contemplative soul”


The Marriott Hotel occupied the distinct location of Tang’s Plaza in Orchard Road, Singapore. Established since the 1980s, the hotel has become one of the most recognized landmarks along Orchard Road. The space was tucked on the side of the building, with its own discreet entrance that leads directly to the bar. The bar connects to the hotel lobby. Our concept was for a bespoke bar that would cater for the discerning whisky lover; a space that would evoke the rich, dark and smoky interiors of the bars akin to the Japanese bars seen in the cult movie “Lost in Translation”.  


Our design inspiration was primarily derived from the Japanese whisky bars that have been immortalized by the Bill Murray movie. Evoking a nostalgic ambience of the Japanese whisky bars depicted in the cult movie, we envisioned the interiors of the bar to be cozy, contemporary and sophisticated.

The bar would have silky seating with plush fabrics that would allow long and deep conversations. A high bar table surrounds a back-lit open display of the whisky collection for the bar. Subtle lighting fills the contemplative mood of the space.