morrison & breytenbach architects’ Hotel Grand Chancellor main foyer bar promotes the business brand, streamlines service and invites patronage. The bar serves a wide range of beverages, through the day and into the night, to hotel patrons, conference and concert-hall goers and members of the public. We adopted a classical but contemporary approach to choice of materials and stylistic detail. Backlit panels evocative of translucent alabaster create an added presence by night including to Davey Street passers-by. The emphasised visibility, rationalised movement paths and reconfigured spatial layout has significantly improved access, use and returns making the project a high value for money capital investment.