Located on the Mediterranean Sea, Mardan Palace is the highest single hotel investment in Turkey. With 700 all-suite hotel, 70 villas it has 12 F&B outlets and very large ballroom and conference facilities. We were commissioned to develop 300 suites ballroom, a tower with 7 restaurants including the Aqua Bar.
The Aqua bar and restaurant is an underwater fish speciality restaurant. Surrounded by 4 gigantic aquariums, this restaurant is submersed under the 150m long swimming pool. It holds 400 covers and include 2 private dining areas.
The concept behind the restaurant is to enter in to a underwater world, in which you are part of the coral reef.
Extending the marine feeling in to the seating area. This notion starts already from the arrival. A long tunnel directs all the guests to the bar area with frontal views on to the largest aquarium. The seating areas are divided in to smaller groups to create a more intimate feel in this large space.
Some of the design elements included shell cover to table tops or the acid etched glass decorative partitions with seaweed notion.
We also used a lighting design company to create a dynamic sea notion which imitate the movement of the waves.