Invitation to the Dance

Hnedak Bobo Group

Center Bar

When guests enter the newly expanded Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Wetumpka, Alabama, they’re greeted by an overhead “sky of ribbons” that unfurls throughout the resort’s lower level, leading them on a journey of discovery.

Starting in the hotel lobby, the design treatment by Hnedak Bobo Group echoes the ebb and flow of wind and water along the nearby Coosa River. Designers also drew inspiration from a native ribbon dance to create the concept, which comes to life in a curving, shimmering pattern of lighting elements. Shifting colors illuminate the hanging sheer metallic mesh fabrics and crystal, creating a feeling of vibrant motion.

The sky of ribbons and custom flooring patterns direct guests to the casino, where the ribbons strengthen in mass along the ceiling plane, curving and intertwining around the resort’s showpiece: a dazzling 360-degree aquarium center bar.

It’s intriguing. It’s artful. And it leads guests naturally and intuitively on a tour of the resort’s many attractions.

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