Based in India, the Hablis hotel chain operate superior 4 star hotels, targeting the young professionals. Whilst building their hotel in Chennai, they contacted us to design their hotel bar. From speaking with them, it was evident that they wanted more than a simple hotel bar. They wanted to create a space that was unique to the area, would fit in with their target clientele, attract local residents and be easily re-created throughout India when they expand further. We created the Moon and Six Pence concept, brand and logo for them.
With 4,440 sq. ft.to utilise, it was felt that a high end Victorian style pub would best maximise the space. The use of bevelled mirrors, stained glass, elaborate tiling and decorative brass brought this vision to life. Paying homage to their past colonial heritage, a whiskey room was created with lush red leather seating and a fine glass, custom made whiskey cabinet, which now showcases the largest selection of Irish and Scotch whiskey in Chennai. To complete this design, a polished hardwood bar counter top was fitted, intricate wall panels adorned the walls and beautifully hand carved furniture was used throughout.