The goal for Opal Bar was to create a swank new space specializing in cocktails. The bar opens to the exterior with large, operable windows so that the bar could spill outside with outdoor seating and engage the pedestrian environment. One element of note is the hotel’s desire to have the bar open up to the main lobby via an interior window similar to ticket counters in old train stations. The decor brings old world elegance through modern design language. S|EA served as the Architect of Record for this project. Interior design was completed in partnership with Ben Hufford of Design Department.