LEDs are the next big thing in hotel design, and you can imagine why. They allow for some pretty cool ambiance, and they are saving hotels across the world tons of revenue by lowering energy consumption. In the hotel world, LED strip lighting is great for illuminating hallways, under cabinets in bathrooms, elevators, and for creating ambiance in any hotel restaurant or bar, just to name a few. In fact, LED light bars are great for almost any lighting purpose inside of a hotel! But it turns out that LEDs are also making a huge splash on the outside of hotels as well
Check out this amazing LED design on the Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi, finally completed this month! Designed by Asymptote Architecture, the hotel features two huge curving steel grids that blanket the buildings themselves, each about 217 meters in size. Besides steel, the grids are constructed of 5800 pivoting, diamond-shaped glass panels as well as 5000 LED lights that glow in stunning red and blue. The hotel is being called “the largest LED project in the world.” Apparently, the lighting is controlled by remote device management, offering color changing sequences and also the option of playing low-resolution images across the glass grid. The effect is breathtaking and unlike anything I’ve ever seen done on a hotel, even in Vegas! I guess my next trip will have to be to Abu Dhabi! To see more pictures, check out the hotel’s website, here.