SETTING THESAURUS

UPSCALE HOTEL LOBBY



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Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
A lavish, sprawling area able to hold hundreds of people
Gleaming marble tile with patterned decorative inserts that complement the lobby's upscale theme (modern, traditional, vintage, lavish, etc.)
Multi-tiered chandeliers and lighting decor (suspended globes, pendants, wall sconces, lamps, track lighting)
A tasteful water feature (fountain, water-walls, etc.)
Gleaming marble or granite wall panels
Back-lighting along the floor line in prominent areas (reception, elevators, the Concierge station, etc.)
A long front desk for reception, staffed with uniformed employees accessing computers
The hotel's name in a prominent wall position, in silver or gold lettering
Massive windows that run floor to ceiling
High ceilings intricately designed (domed with gold leaf inlay, coffered ceilings, back-lit inserts, skylights, recessed lighting, stained glass, friezes, etc.)
Wide marble columns with fluted edges
Designer rugs or carpet
Spacious sitting areas (leather or designer couches, chairs, heavy coffee tables) to accommodate larger groups as well as intimate gatherings
Paintings, artwork, metal or marble sculptures and statuettes
Gold, silver, or chrome embellishments
Large fresh flower and silk flower arrangements to provide tasteful bursts of color
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