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Hotel Corporate HQ

Bethesda, MD

elite | studio e partnered with the architect and an international hotel chain to work on the company’s new headquarters. Located in a brand new building, the foodservice operation would not only serve the company’s employees, but the first floor (food hall and coffee bar) would also be open to street traffic and serve as a dining facility for the company's hotel located next door. 

In addition to the public spaces, the employees would have access to several pantries, hydration stations and grab & go opportunities. For executives, a private suite features a conference room with a variety of seating styles and a test kitchen that would serves multiple purposes.

The test kitchen serves as the main display of the building's executive suite allowing the room to be used for meetings, cocktail hours and other small events, and a private chef could be preparing the food on site. In addition, the test kitchen would utilize new equipment that would be incorporated into hotels throughout the country and provide a training site.

To meet these needs, the space was divided into two sections. The left was designated for equipment demonstration and surrounded by bar-height seating. On the front line was under counter refrigeration and prep space. The right side was a full bar lineup with a beer tap tower that would be used to train  employees how to use the equipment, mix drinks, etc. In addition, we included a full prep area, warewashing line with a door-type dish machine and three-compartment sink, walk-in cooler/freezer, and a dry storage room which would also be used to store any equipment that is not currently being used. We specified hoods and had a full bulk cooking lineup consisting of a combi oven, convection oven, fryer, griddle, charbroiler, range, French tops, and tilting kettles, all of which can be swapped out for any type of equipment the company wants to demonstrate.

In its entirety, the new global headquarters office building will be a cutting-edge, sustainable, workplace offering state-of-the-art technology and modern amenities. Designed to LEED GOLD standards, it allows an abundance of natural light, while providing new opportunities for flexible, collaborative workspaces. elite|studio e’s team is proud to have been part of this project, which demonstrated our creativity, knowledge of LEED standards and consulting capabilities.

Project Solutions Provided

Conceptual Design, Foodservice Design

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Project Solutions

Catering Facility, Leisure, Hospitality, Employee Pantries, Bar, Barista Bar, Cafe, Kitchen, Pantry, Food Hall, Outdoor Dining, Business & Industry, Conference Room

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