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CompanyHirsch Bedner And Associates Limited
Lead DesignersFederico Masin
ClientFederico Masin
Prize(s)Bronze in Other Interior Designs / Other Interior designs
Entry Description

Despite it’s short distance from the CBD, the hotel has in
fact been designed to evoke the relaxing atmospheres of a
resort, offering a retreat destination within the city and a
convenient venue for conventions and events, with a
particular focus on the local market.
The hotel facilities boast an extensive convention program,
offering an 800 seat capacity ballroom and convention
rooms, complemented by sumptuous health and personal
care facilities, but it’s the atmosphere right from the entry
to the hotel lobby that sets the tone of the experience and
puts the guest on a different time zone, creating a
psychological distance between the bustling Chongqing and
this oasis of calm.
The high ceiling spaces are designed to instill relaxation,
high contrasts and textures evoke south East Asian
atmospheres without quoting any regional design element.
Full height see trough screens, highlighted with soft grazing
lights, break the space into it’s specific functions, each with
an anchoring feature that characterizes the space without
blocking the sight lines and therefore allowing each space
to peer into each other adding complexity to the guest
A full height painting inspired to the patterns of leaves,
signals with a soft punch of color the reception space,
whereas delicate pendants travel all the way from the
ceilings to meet the guests at the lobby bar lounge, serving
an array of teas and cocktails; and Semi- private spaces
host reading rooms that complement the lobby lounge with
exclusive alcoves for private and intimate conversations,
from which the guest can contemplate broad views of the
lush valleys below.
The lighting design plays in the composition a key role, by
highlighting the main focal points and enveloping them in a
soft pool of light; in between focal elements softer shades
increase the sense of intimacy.