Located in the hotel lobby of hotel Mediterraneo Sorrento, Oltremare Lounge Bar’s renovation involved the creation of an informal and welcoming check-in area. The waiting areas are transformed into an elegant and refined living room with a sofa with sinuous shapes and armchairs with details in natural wood and fabrics declined in a marine palette, with tones from aqua green to ultramarine blue. The existing arches are embellished with bronze frames and showcases with a collection of objects and artefacts made by local artisans and collected by the hotel owners over the last 50 years. The memorabilia collection is inspired by the Grand Tour, where Sorrento represented one of the unmissable stops starting from the 19th century.
From the lobby space, previously joined in a large room with arches, a small room has been created for private events with a double-sided fireplace that separates the room from the lobby, a chandelier with blown Murano glass waves by Italamp illuminate the space creating unexpected reflections.
Blue velvet drapes frame all the arches creating theatrical wings that open towards the ‘Oltremare’ lobby bar. The walls of the bar are covered in custom wallpaper by Jannelli and Volpi, where the blue line of the sea, visible from the large windows on the terrace, continues into the interior spaces, giving guests the sensation of immersing themselves in the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
The bar counter is covered in natural brushed brass, characterized by a light dark patina that will oxidize over time, giving the surface unexpected nuances. The back of the counter is characterized by the overlapping of panels in bronze, brass and ribbed glass which overlap the bottles creating a real artwork. The transparency in its central part allows daylight to illuminate the room and during the evening hours to create interesting views from the outside.
The domes in blue burnished bronze are also made to measure and embellished with an internal coating in gold leaf.