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The Ambrose
Gateway Hotel

Hoteliers have to deliver beyond expectations every day; so do hotel designers. It is no longer enough to provide a good night's sleep and a good meal-guests want an experience. It is up to the owner, operator and designer to create a package of style and service that provide guests with an experience pleasurable enough to make them want to return. This is why we work like chameleons to blend our designs into each project's specific need.

Click on the images below or the links listed on the left to view our work on The Ambrose and the Gateway Hotel.

Velvet Hammerschmidt designed this 77 room boutique hotel with echoes of Arts and Crafts, Asian, and Contemporary styles while at HLW International. With tired business travelers in mind, the hotel was designed to provide a calm and cozy atmosphere that evokes the comforts of home. Every interior design element was selected to encourage relaxation-from the warm oak hardwood floors to the teak furniture and luxurious fabrics. The inviting atmosphere is highlighted by the warm earth tones used throughout, creating a palette of peace.
The Ambrose
The lobby and lounge of this modern international Santa Monica business hotel were dramatically transformed from their drab and outdated origins to comfortable and sophisticated interiors. A clean, subdued color scheme coupled with elegant furniture and rich fabrics generate a warm California-style welcome for the budget traveler.
Gateway Hotel