Xixuan Spa Hotel

Xixuan Spa Hotel

Architects: Aaron Tan, Paolo Dalla Tor, Jeffrey Gagnon, Ewelina Tereszczenko
Team: Michael Ho, Ricky Chan, Angel Lau, Reynaldo Delgado, Y Y Huang, Russell Gould, Ian Lam, Shirley Woo, Stephanie Cheng, Cherry Cheung, Sum Wong, Olo Nitka, Kyle Kwong, Steve Wikeley
Location: Xixi Wetland Park, Hangzhou (CHINA)
Size: 9000sqm
Year (project/construction): 2007 /2011
Hotel Operator: SL Partnership Hotel Services Ltd.
Consultants: Lighting Images Co. Ltd.
Construction Company: Westbrook Investment Co. Ltd.
Client: Westbrook Investment Co. Ltd. 

2012 Best Design Hotel /Travel Awards
2012 China’s Best Newly Opened SPA Boutique Hotel /The 9th Golden-Pillow Award
2011 HKIA Award
2011 Top 10 World Class Hotel /Zhejiang
2011 Best Hotel Design /Top Travel Ceremony
2011 APIDA Gold Award
2011 Best Iconic Hotel /City Travel

 

The making of a Poet Hotel at XiXi
40 poems are what constituted our design brief.
Like the poets and intellectuals that for centuries have visited XiXi wetland for artistic reflection and creation, we looked at the context as source of inspiration.
We collected natural elements, studied and combined them with the hotel requirements to create new experiences that go beyond just function.
The first level manifests the wish for bright, transparent open space, while the second and third levels provide a more private and introspective aesthetic world.
These lower and upper zones are then symbolically connected by words, a spiraling library rising from the ground and linking all floors.

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