WATG has unveiled the design for Four Seasons Tianjin, located in the heart of China’s fourth largest metropolis. Rising above the city’s central business district and steps away from the main retail area and historic quarter, the 210 m tower and podium offer 259 hotel guest rooms, 90 residential units and 5,000 sq m of retail space.
WATG’s vision for the property was to honour the rich urban fabric and commercial district that surround the site, while providing a world class experience for the guest. Incorporating refined details and elegant fittings, each room is designed to embody a home away from home for those travelling to the city. Central to the concept for the hotel was to allow natural daylight to filter through to all public areas and weaving the architecture seamlessly into Tianjin’s bustling cityscape.
WATG’s design for the 52,000 sq m hotel encompasses two elaborate ballrooms, three artfully designed restaurants, the luxurious L’Océan Spa, and a state-of-the-art fitness centre. Additionally, amenities such as a spaciously designed business centre, residential club lounge and meeting rooms cater for business travellers to the city.
An impressive 18 m high atrium within the podium forms the focal point of the building, connecting the ballroom levels and key public facilities. Taking inspiration from an urban piazza, the atrium creates a central point where can guests can gather.
By day, the signature all-day dining restaurant, Cielo is filled with natural light created by grand windows and a glass ceiling. By night, cosy fireplaces and atmospheric lighting transform the restaurant into an intimate social space. An expansive outdoor garden pavilion provides a lush dining experience, suspended high above the bustling city below.
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