Metro Inn is Bacolod City’s newest hotel and could be one of the most interesting hotel in the city.
I am not a professional interior designer nor a fine arts graduate, but I am proud that I am asked quite often to furnish houses, design luminaries, furnishings and novelty pieces like trophies and awards for companies and many more. One client which I enjoyed working with recently is the Metro Inn– Bacolod’s Newest Hotel.
Metro Inn, a five-storey hotel at 6th Lacson Street in Bacolod City owned by Mr.Francis and Ms.Cathy Cabuga who personally visited my gallery (Jojo Vito Designs Gallery) to ask me to design lights and decors for their hotel.
The Ground Floor
At the grand entrance of the hotel you will be greeted to your left by an Arabic themed Taj cafe and to your right the Japanese Yakumo Restaurant .
The Taj Cafe has an Al fresco area so I put 4 chandeliers with an inverted shade. Inside the Cafe I created a golden large sculptural wall decor with coffee as the subject.While at the Yakumo Restaurant I was the one who puts the golden mirrors in the washroom area and some wall decors. At the Yakumo I used Bamboo as an inspiration for the art pieces .
The function room at the ground floor is inspired by Hacienda/farm Life, I created three large wall decors inspired by palay (Rice). For the lights I created layers of round shapes , mirros and other natural materials.
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Wall Decors and Luminary at the Ground Floor
Posing with one of the Wall Art at the ground floor Function Room
Mezzanine and Second Floor
At the second floor you will find the Piazzaa Gallery. Since the wall is on the shades of pink and lavender, I created a funky Chandelier using fiber glass with shells on a pearl white tone and with hot-pink holders.
I was asked to put a chandelier at the Jhenz Salon and Skin Enhancement Center at the mezzanine floor. So I decided to put here our Dominique Lamp, a sea urchin inspired lamp with spiral holders which moves gracefully when touched.
For each floor I did large sunburst sculptured ceiling lamps for each landings. You will be greeted by the rays of these suns should you take the stairs from one floor to the other.Now, if you take the elevator you will be seeing our Capriciosa decorative mirrors which won a Bulawan Award for the furnishing category.
Cappriciosa Wall Decor
For the suite rooms, we’ve contributed our fantasia lamp, with golden sculptured base with laminated abacca shades.
Along the corridors of every floor I was given the liberty to put three wall large sculptral wall decors with inspiration from flora and fauna. each pieces were uniquely designed with gold metallic touch as the unifying factor.
Should you take the stairs from the 4th to the 5ft floor, you will see immediately the 8 drop lights I created for this part of the hotel. Made of laminated crushed capiz shells. The chandeliers beautifully lit during night time.
Outside the elevator area I also place a chandelier using the materials I used at the main ballroom of the same floor.
The imposing sunburst chandelier at the main ballroom .
The 8 pieces pendant lights hanging at the stairway going 5ft floor. This part of the hotel offers a great view of the eastern part of Bacolod City
Outside the main ballroom of the 5th floor is an Al fresco which can accomodate extra guests