Grand Emily Hotel is part of the new Emily Resort in Vynnyky town near Lviv. YOD Group has designed the interior for the hotel lobby and Terra restaurant. The large-scale installation with the hung-up sycamore in the hotel atrium is the iconic image of the whole complex. The powerful tree permeates five stories. Its organic silhouette creates a contrast with the rhythmical geometry of the walls, horizontal lines of the floors, verticals of boards on the wall covering, and diagonals of metal banisters on the stairs. Hotel guests can lie on a round leather pouf in the hall and get a unique emotional experience of contemplating the tree from under its roots.
YOD Group has rejected the idea of a massive chandelier in the atrium in favor of a strongly meaningful installation. A tree means connection with roots and family values, growth, and development, strong bar, and flexible branches. It connects the earth and space. The sycamore tree was carefully cleaned, dried, and stabilized before being hung.
The central hall with the atrium goes to the lounge zone. There are two notional patios – square zones recessed into the floor with couches around the column. There are fireplaces protected with glass inside the column. The interior reflects the local nature and surrounding landscape. YOD Group has called it the terroir design. Photographs :Yevhenii Avramenko