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SHERATON GUANGZHOU HUADU RESORT, GUANGZHOU
Wednesday 11 Jan 2012
The new 5-star international hotel is sited on a scenic hill side on the fringe of Guangzhou metropolitan.
It offers 100 keys of accommodation all facing a scenic lake. One third of the guest rooms are individual villas in a variety of sizes and layouts sprawled along the hilly landscape offering individual characteristics and identity for each different stay. The project is an integration of architecture, interior design, landscaping and nature; whereas it answers the needs of an urban retreat of understated luxury...a luxury that without excess and obsession in the extraordinary possibilities created by wealth.
The hotel has a strong sense of openness and exploration. It emphasizes spatial experience and forms. Functions are well defined but also integrated creating a sense of unity and variety. Elegantly designed screens are deployed inside guest rooms and public areas to divert movements, create privacy and allow levels of transparent visual interest.
Light and air, advantageous elements in southern China environment, are well considered in the hotel. Guest rooms and public areas are designed with full integration of natural illumination during the day and well balanced interior lighting at night.
The interior design is modern, elegant and aesthetically inclined with a touch of oriental infusion. Spaces and details are well proportioned adding a sense of elegance. Warm colours and a sand palette with materials of natural beige stones, wood and leather are selected for their context and ability to age beautifully.
Ronald Lu & Partners