HBA announces formation of HBA EMEA

Hospitality design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) has announced the formation of HBA EMEA – the joining of the group’s London and Dubai studios under the direction of Partner David T’Kint.

Harnessing over 15 years of hospitality design experience, HB EMEA’s specialist divisions include Canvas, an integrated global art consultancy; Illuminate, an independent lighting consultancy; and Graphics, which provides a complete service for branding and graphic design. Highlighting the firm’s dynamic approach to the ever-evolving market is HBA EMEA’s sub-brand Studio HBA. The young and versatile team are nimble in their approach to design, offering solutions for the growing sector of mid-market hospitality projects.

The announcement of HBA EMEA coincides with the delivery of its first project, the newly opened Great Scotland Yard – a 152-key development housed in a listed property that was once London’s Metropolitan Police headquarters. Transforming the historical space into a welcoming hotel, the designers have expressed the individuality of Great Scotland Yard through an unexpected play of Edwardian-inspired hues and patterns, conventional Whitehall, and colours that relive the sophistication of the era with touches of contemporary details.

“As interior architects we don’t just create spaces, but experiences that are inspired by the history, culture and locale of a destination,” comments T’Kint. “Driven by creativity and in response to the evolution of luxury design, HBA EMEA brings together the talents and specialities of our global team to enhance our 360-degree service, creating a one-stop-shop for inspired hospitality design.”