The Lalit Hotel, Ahmedabad, India



The Lalit Hotel is a design hotel. This means that it belongs to the genre of what we Architects would call the “Experience Economy “.
The starting point of the design discussion was to discover and define a set of aesthetic features that are intrinsic to Gujarat and its cultural landscape.

Embracing the metaphor of the traditional ‘jali’ pattern leading to the restaurant area, which marks the separation between the everyday world and the relaxing zone, this design celebrates the sense of renewal associated with the tradition.

Entered from the Hotel lobby, the design is conceived as a transitional journey inviting the user to live within the moment, by awakening their senses through a strategic introduction of luxury marble materiality and natural lighting. This is achieved over 3 key zones –Lobby, restaurant and coffee shop area


Design wall pattern- Dynamically modulated origami walls control the bounce of lights and manifest

oriental imagery to create an aesthetic statement.

Theatrical lighting on modulated walls reconfigure the spatial layout







Room layout 

Guest room back panel design-
Paneling on the wall finished with 4mm thk apr.veneer & colorful fabric detail

Typical guest room size- 48,3 sqmt  









ELegant classic design with beige stone flooring& wall cladding. False ceiling finished in veneer with p.u polish matt and LED cove lighting on the 6mm thk mirror edge.



Key Facts

Scope: concept design, schematic, 3D model, detail design
Status: under construction
Team: Marijana Beric, Sagar Ragathi, Sujata Laghori, Zia Shaikh ;
Designed at Urban Studio India (2014) year