In honor of the Hukilau, which kicks off tomorrow down in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, let's take a look at some conceptual artwork for two hotels down in the Sunshine State.
Both of the renderings were created by architectural artist Bob Adams. The first is for the Treasure Island Hotel in Daytona Beach, Florida. The second piece is for the Islander Hotel in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Both hotels were part of the Best Western chain.
Each property was a generic whitewashed multi-story building. However, the lava rock facia along the ground floor and the grand port cochere entrance is enough to transform both of these resorts into a worthy representative of tiki architecture. Note a few of the little details that Bob added into his artwork, including the colored glass floats hanging at the main entrance and the cool lamposts along the back of the hotel with more colored glass floats (lower left hand corner).
This piece for the Islander is a 3/4 view, more difficult to render, but provides a greater impact to the viewer vs. the head on view of the Treasure Island resort. Note the Best Western sign in the lower right hand corner.
Great work Bob.