bis Adelaide’s interiors are modelled on the new ibis global design aesthetic created by Parisian design firm Atelier Archange where the design is playful yet functional. Even before walking through the doors of the new ibis Adelaide, passersby will notice the futuristic LED lit multi-coloured staircase through the floor to ceiling two-story glass street frontage.
Oversized timber clad barrel lights hang from the ceiling with a multi-coloured lighting effect adding colour to the arrival experience and natural oak panels on the walls to give the space a natural and warm welcome.
Guests will check in at a reception area that allows Converse clad staff to interact with ease. The lounge area to the side of the lobby is a chill out zone where guests can catch up on emails using the free wi-fi or simply relax in between exploring the city.
Upstairs a communal bar spills out onto a balcony that hangs over Grenfell Street letting guests and locals watch the world go by. The restaurant has designer features such as Bentwood and Kartell Comback chairs and a wall length mural featuring a black and white Parisian sketch for a dining experience with flair.
The 311 guest rooms are minimal and sleek to allow for maximum use of space and functionality. The colour scheme is neutral with dark wood accents allowing features such as the artwork by street graffiti artist Ghostpatrol to shine.
A stand out technology feature is the Samsung Smarthub 690 Series in every room which, as its name suggests, is the smartest one-stop-shop for accessing everything from the restaurant’s menu and on demand entertainment to internet enabled TV apps. The rooms also have a compact desk area with a Phillips LED desk lamp with USB ports and adjustable office chair.
Essential to every hotel experience is a good sleep and the Sweet Bed by ibis made by the brand accredited Sleep Maker delivers this in every room. The beds also feature a LED backlit bedhead allowing for comfortable reading in bed.
The hotel also contains small meeting facilities (two boardrooms), a guest laundry and an on-site indoor/outdoor gym which is equipped with the latest Technogym equipment.