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Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa – Renovation Project

Lead Designers
Prize(s)Bronze in Interior Design / Renovation
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Entry Description

It takes a little more than an hour from the Metropolis of Tokyo to get to Odawara, one of Japan’s oldest hatago areas (traditional Japanese inn areas). A hatago is the forerunner of modern-day Japanese inns, where the culture of “Omotenashi” (generous hospitality) was born, a culture for which Japan is globally recognized. Odawara is blessed with rich nature, where traditional crafts such as yosegi zaiku (traditional Japanese parquetry) and kumiki zaiku (wooden puzzles) have been passed down to subsequent generations until now. The grand concept of this project is to make a “modern hatago” where guests can experience the traditions, stories, and bounty of nature that the area has to offer. This hotel is located on a gently sloping mountain, where all rooms command a beautiful view of the sea. In order to take maximum advantage of the view, the rooms are intentionally designed to attach importance to understated beauty rather than powerful pomposity with consideration given to space-conscious harmonization of the rooms and view. The idea of harmony between the inner and outer areas is based on Japanese aesthetics, which creates a calm space to heal hotel guests. The design is accented here and there with Japanese traditional colors, such as vermilion and blue violet, while also allowing visitors to see the motifs of pine trees and plum trees, which are the symbolic trees of Odawara and Japan, respectively, in various places in the hotel. The aim of this project has been to achieve a fusion between Japanese traditions and the contemporary hotel brand.

Bio

We are proud to be the largest-scale design firm in Japan without a construction or sales department, and our designers and creators with their rich individuality have been involved in various projects both in Japan and overseas.
We keep people at the core of our concepts and create the forms that should be. Pursuing the quality of design by fully utilizing sensibility and technology. The result is the birth of an environment with high added value that offers a new experience.
By evolving into a "designer's platform", we will make the dreams of clients in Japan and worldwide a reality.

Awards and Prize


"iF DESIGN AWARD (Germany)"
・Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Kawaramachi Jokyoji | iF DESIGN AWARD 2022

"Design For Asia Awards (Hong Kong)"
・Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Kawaramachi Jokyoji | Bronze Award 2022

"FRAME AWARDS (Netherland)"
・Bank Ngara INdonesia (BNI), Tokyo Branch | Shortlist 2022

"THE PLAN Award(Italy)"
・The BALMUDA The Store Aoyama | Finalist 2022
・Bank Negara INdonesia (BNI), Tokyo Branch | Shortlist 2022
・mixi, Inc. Tokyo Office|Finalist 2021
・AC Hotel By Marriott Tokyo Ginza|Shortlist 2021
・HOTEL METROPOLITAN KAMAKURA|Shortlist 2021
・THE Ritz-Carlton, Nikko Spa & Onsen|Shortlist 2021

"IDA International Design Awards (USA)"
・The BALMUDA The Store Aoyama | Silver Award 2022
・Bank Negara INdonesia (BNI), Tokyo Branch | Silver Award 2022
・HOTEL METROPOLITAN KAMAKURA | Bronze Award 2022
・InterContinental Yokohama Pier8 | Bronze Award 2021

"Architizer +Awards (USA)"
・Connecting Corridors Between Main & Satellite Buildings of International Airport | Special Mention 2013

"Sky Design Awards (Canada/Hong Kong/Japan)"
・The BALMUDA The Store Aoyama | Bronze Award 2022
・Bank Negara INdonesia (BNI), Tokyo Branch | Shortlist 2022

"Hospitality Design Awards(USA)"
・Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa | Finalist 2016

"Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards (Hong Kong)"
・CHAPTER KYOTO, A TRIBUTE PORTFOLIO HOTEL | Exellence 2022
・Bank Negara INdonesia (BNI), Tokyo Branch | Exellence 2022
・XIV Toba Bettei? WINNER 2016
・Nikken Space Design Osaka Office| Excellence 2015
・Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa| Best10 2015

"LICC (London International Creative Competition) (UK)"
・InterContinental Yokohama Pier8 | Finalist 2021
・AC HOTEL BY MARRIOTT TOKYO GINZA|Finalist 2020

"Singapore Interior Design Awards"
・Conrad Osaka | Honorable Mention 2017
・Nitto, People & Technology Center; “inovas | Bronze 2016

"Good Design Award (Japan)"
・JR-WEST TWILIGHT EXPRESS MIZUKAZE | Best100 2017
・ITOKI Lobby Chair [Pilem] | 2016
・MIZSEI MFG [Single Faucet | 2016