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New World Makati City Manila Hotel
Tuesday 04 Jun 2013
A crossroad for international business travellers in the Makati city, New World Makati has been one of the most iconic business hotels in Manila for the last two decades. White Jacket was commissioned to redesign and redefine the hotel's design direction to complement and enhance the new branding and identity of New World Hotels.
The design is a dazzling blend of clean, simple modernist form and soft, curvy shapes of the furniture and sculptures. The monochromatic colour palette of the interior is meticulously adorned by the layering of subtle colours and textures. For a touch of sense of place, the Filipinos indigenous weaving tradition is the main source of inspiration. The rich local tradition is translated into screen, wall, floor and ceiling patterns, as the common and cohesive design thread throughout the hotel. This thread creates an instant sense of flow, imprinting a strong visual impression on the mind.
The salient feature in the lobby is the oversized seed sculptures; signify the recent changes and developments in New World Hotels. The big seed represents the long established brand and the smaller seed symbolizes the emerging new branding directions and ideas. Flanking the reception counters are two sets of three dimensional woven screens made of timber, metal and glass strips. Each counter is handcrafted with leather, adding a touch of warmth to the check in experience. Connecting the lobby to the Ballroom and The Glass House on the mezzanine floor, the sculptural and fluid form of the Grand Staircase is further enhanced by the rich, dark stained rosewood timber balustrades. The guestroom is sophisticated, warmth with a contemporary edge.
The juxtaposition of soft fabrics, wood with rich gold coloured brass metal, brings warmth and character to the room. To promote the flow of natural light in the bathroom and enhance the spaciousness of the guestroom, decorative sliding glass screens are designed to replace solid wall. The colour palette is neutral, accentuated with rich emerald green and gold colours on the soft furnishings. A luxurious corner daybed allows guests to dine, sit, relax and work depending on their mood. As the highlight of the backdrop, a modernized Chinese Ink inspired artwork speaks the contemporary language yet remaining it’s classy undertone.
Completion Date: Third Quarter of 2011 – 2014 Total Area: Estimated 34,620 sq m
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