Lake Nona Wave Hotel - CODAworx

Lake Nona Wave Hotel

Submitted by Amy Rader

Client: Lake Nona Wave Hotel, Tavistock Development

Location: Orlando, FL, United States

Completion date: 2021

Artwork budget: $20,000

Project Team

Art Consultant

Amy Parry

Amy Parry Projects

Interior Designers

Blue Lantern

Blue Lantern Studios


The Wave Hotel showcases the property’s signature focus on art, technology, and unexpected design. A striking collection of contemporary art fills floor-to-ceiling niches. The furnishings, too, double as artwork, with iconic modern pieces designed by Eero Saarinen, Warren Platner, and Marcel Wanders. The 234-room hotel includes two restaurants, a lobby bar, a ballroom, and meeting rooms, as well as 18 luxurious suites.

The palette of the hotel’s signature restaurant, Bacán, is warm, enticing, and vibrant, reflecting its Latin-influenced American cuisine. Dozens of lanterns illuminate the restaurant, and a beautiful 20-foot artwork by Atlanta-based artist Amy Rader overlooks the central dining area.

Accolades: Travel & Leisure


The Bacán restaurant art piece is a focus piece to the restaurant and also visible from The Wave Hotel. My goal was to research the area, themes of the restaurant and their customers. I utilized that research to create a narrative piece that includes native flora and fauna, captures the color palette used within the interior and appeals to both young and old audiences.