The goals for The Royal Palm Hotel dining areas are to create a safe, welcoming environment for hotel patrons, event goers and neighbors to interact, relax and enjoy a delicious meal. The interior design of both the restaurant and the cafe will pay homage to the hotel's historic 1920’s past through the use of wainscoting and custom millwork details, as well as leather and steel elements. A popular early 1900’s hangout spot was the community barbershop. People would gather here to watch the game, catch up with friends, and of course, get a haircut. To emulate this sense of community solidarity, barbershop stools are re-employed as restaurant barstools. The same distressed leather from the barstools is repeated on furnishings throughout the space. The wall directly adjacent to the front entry encourages patrons to take pictures through the use of intricate millwork details and captivating lighting.
Interior Design [BS]
Jalen Davis is a 5th year CoAD student, graduating this spring with a dual Bachelor's degree in Architecture and Interior Architecture. Davis is planning to attend grad school here at LTU in order to pursue his Master’s of Architecture. Currently Davis is employed at AECOM as a full time architectural designer. In the future Davis hopes to be involved in the integration of clean energies and technologies into architectural infrastructure, as well as work on sustainable and renewable housing projects in third world countries.