Commercial Applications

Case study: The Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme

Given the hotel’s expansive open surface of some 14,500 sq. metres, lighting was considered by both the project owner and the interior architect to be an essential factor in its added value. For John Marsteller, the lighting designer, the goal was to create a unique atmosphere by making lighting a central feature of the hotel.

Rue de la Paix in Paris is home to a sumptuous collection of luxury hotels and chic boutiques. The Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme is situated on 5 Rue de la Paix, this luxurious hotel comprises five formerly separate buildings, which now make up the one of the French capital’s major contemporary luxury hotels.

Park Hyatt Paris Lobby

Park Hyatt Paris Entrance
The solution relied on three core principles that were used throughout the hotel. The general principle was to create lighting scenarios rather than lighting different areas with discordant light sources. The space had to be flexible so that whoever came in felt comfortable with a light control system that could be adjusted for the mood of the moment, using a single control panel, and careful attention had to be paid to the design and feel of the control panels.


The Lutron GRAFIK 6000 light control system was chosen for the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme as it offered the ideal solution for managing extensive properties. It was used on the hotel’s ground floor, first floor and lower level to seamlessly manage all types of lighting using a single wall-mounted control panel.

Park Hyatt Paris Dining Area

The goal was to create a unique atmosphere by making lighting a central feature of the hotel. “Having just a single button to press to change an atmosphere adds a novel, practical touch,” explains Marsteller, who boasts extensive experience in creating lighting scenarios for leading international hotel chains. In addition to the ease of use of the lighting system, the installation of the GRAFIK 6000 has resulted in more efficient lighting operation and maintenance cost control at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme. The interior architect, Ed Tuttle, succeeded in conveying an intimate, residential feel to the hotel – and the lighting undeniably plays an essential part in the overall sense of refined comfort and well-being.