“ In regard to Bezel specifically, our inspiration was a crystal whiskey decanter embracing the way color and light reflects off of a chiseled surface." Heather Vasquez Johnson
Overall design direction is rich, modern elegance, with cool industrial subtleties. Upon arriving through Bezel's grand golden entrance, there is an overwhelming shift in place. The vibrance of the Sheraton lobby, a place of community gathering and connection pivots beyond ‘the door' to a place that seems a touch forbidden, exclusive. Empowering views through floor to ceiling windows capture the sparkling glow of the setting sun reflecting from the glass of the neighboring high-rises. The streets are busy with the end of day passage. While settling in the sun drops further allowing for the glow of the evening lights to awaken. The music is hypnotic and evolving, powerful but not overtaking. The chatter of crowd is energizing, exciting conversations of the day and evening ahead. Bartenders are in tune with the music's rhythm, eloquently engaging guests while keeping pace with the evening's libations. Petite plates scattered throughout the room's cocktail tables invites an elevated light bite with friends. The window design perfectly frame individual nooks for gathering yet are still emersed in the elements of the 16th Street Mall and Bezel's breadth.The fire pits are glowing, in harmony with the whimsical illumination of the chandeliers across the dark ceiling. Center stage of Bezel is the towering reclaimed mirror wall that defines the bar. It's 30 feet of gold illuminated backbar is lined with the finest craft ingredients, precisely measured, and organically blended. Spanning the bar is standing and bar height seating, surrounded then by the warm relaxing lounge seating further encompassed by the defining windows and dark textured walls. Clean, polished black stone floors- timeliness, yet extravagant. The details are undeniable, alluring, deserved.