Hyatt Mission Bay Mural

Have a challenge you can’t fathom?


The Challenge:
The developer of this hotel wanted an eye-catching decorative element in its newly remodeled lobby.  He wanted something exciting and innovative, an original piece of artwork that wasn’t just a big video monitor hanging on the hotel lobby wall.

The Solution
After listening closely to his ideas and getting a good feel for the local environment, we submitted twelve possible concepts for consideration. All were met with great enthusiasm and in fact, the final mural would be a combination of the best ideas culled from the original twelve. The completed mural measures twenty feet in length and incorporates color-changing LEDs, fiber optics, and dimmable fluorescent black lights. These elements are controlled via electronics housed in a light box that is built into the wall. By day, the massive seascape resembles a normal painting with crashing waves and a distant horizon. As evening approaches however, the sun starts to glow as it sets behind the sail boat, changing almost imperceptibly from gold, to orange, to purple, until finally the stars start to twinkle overhead and the image of a ghostly pirate ship materializes in the background.

Experience Counts:
Delivering the “WOW Factor” our clients are looking for is often at the heart of what we do. It’s also why the developer on this job has reserved a “WOW Factor” budget for something special on his latest project. He’s not sure what it’s going to be yet, he just knows he wants us involved. Frankly, we can’t wait.


Client: Kennedy and Associates
Design: Dillon Works!
Venue: Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, San Diego, CA