Inspired by the salons and galleries of 18th century Europe, Amalia provides a modern take on traditional elegance. On the first floor, wood wall panels, Chinoiserie wallpaper, embroidered jewel-toned fabrics, French oak herringbone wood floors, Murano glass chandeliers and flickering candlelight are reminiscent of grand European palaces. A closer inspection reveals carved room dividers featuring the turned profiles of Sigmund Freud and his mother, Amalia, a clever nod to Freud’s research into the interpretation of dreams. Cantilevered off of the existing stone foundation walls, the illuminated glass stair with floating mosaic tile treads takes you on a journey from the first floor to the private dining rooms and the romantic lower level bar/lounge. Carved from the old stone and brick foundations of the Dream Hotel, the design retains as much of this unexplored space and original detail as possible, contrasting it with the elaborate detail of new decorative elements. Amalia captures the interest of guests and provokes their imaginations.
All photos by Peter Paige