CASE STUDY | RYDGES GOLD COAST AIRPORT
Although only 1 minute walk from the terminal, Rydges Gold Coast Airport Hotel feels more like a luxury resort than convenient airport accommodation. It boasts a lush pool, rooftop bar and restaurant with uninterrupted views of sea, hinterland and the tarmac – for those who enjoy a bit of plane spotting. The thoughtfully designed decor brings it all together to create an inviting, relaxing resort style atmosphere.
Designing Gold Coast Airport’s first hotel
Rydges envisaged a hotel to attract both corporate and leisure travellers, given its location on the doorstep of the airport and local beaches, and short drive to Surfers Paradise. The interiors needed to capture the stunning natural surroundings, bringing the outdoors inside for a resort experience that’s pleasantly unexpected at an airport hotel.
Rydges and their interior design team, Nicky Uren from DesignNu approached FYBER, an Australian company that specialises in luxury and custom carpets. The brief: to create flooring that would elevate the nature-inspired theme and harmonise with locally-crafted artworks and murals throughout the hotel.
FYBER created custom carpet for Rydges
FYBER collaborated with DesignNu to design and manufacture carpets that calm and nourish the senses. Guests step onto soft, substantial fibres that ooze comfort, shrouded in luxurious quiet thanks to noise being gently absorbed.
The colours and patterning were carefully selected to create a visual delight, reflecting the sea, the sun, the waves rolling in, for a sense of being at one with nature. Although striking, the carpet evokes timeless quality and luxury without dominating the overall theme.
Carpet durability and maintenance are of utmost importance for a busy hotel. Pre-COVID, Gold Coast Airport was one of the busiest airports in Australia and high foot traffic at Rydges will continue as domestic travel resumes. FYBER custom carpets are manufactured to exacting standards using state-of-the-art fibres. The fibres are extremely durable and highly stain resistant, making it the perfect choice for Rydges.
Is custom design carpet right for me?
Custom carpet used to be the domain of only the most expensively-clad spaces. Newer technologies have made it more accessible, opening up a myriad of possibilities for flooring design.
FYBER has led the way in Australia, specialising in luxurious, European-made plain and custom designed carpets for more than a decade. With endless customisation options, you can specify shape, size, texture and a huge palette of colours to transform your interiors.
Whether you’ve seen carpet in a magazine you’d like to emulate, or you’d like us to design the perfect feature carpet for your home or commercial space, FYBER’s custom carpets lay down a foundation of sophistication in a design unique to you. Our friendly team is on hand to help you with carpet design decisions.
Elevate interiors with custom carpet
While carpet may not always be the first thing people notice, it certainly has the power to establish a desired mood and ambiance.
For visitors to Rydges Gold Coast Airport Hotel, the feeling of stepping into a luxury resort nestled in local sea and landscapes comes in large part from FYBER’s custom designed flooring.