November 24, 2016
Grand Hyatt Sanya Haitang Bay interior design unveils
Situated on picturesque Haitang Bay and spanning 190,000 square metres, the hotel enjoys panoramic views of the South China Sea and direct access to one of the most striking white sand beaches in China.
For centuries, indigenous Dan people have lived on the shores of Haitang Bay on the southernmost tip of tropical Hainan Island. Inspired by these boat-dwelling communities, Grand Hyatt Sanya Haitang Bay Resort and Spa was developed around the concept of a contemporary fishing village, inviting travelling families to congregate, experience a sense of community and enjoy authentic local traditions.
Building on this theme, LTW has created a contemporary oasis with a design that evokes the cultural spirit of different ethnic groups in Hainan, while taking advantage of its idyllic tropical setting.
The resort’s architectural design is a modern interpretation of rectangular Chinese lanterns. A soaring circular lobby featuring large columns and a domed ceiling guides guests into a tropical haven of effortless luxury. To match the striking architecture, LTW has employed a warm colour palette and natural materials to create an inviting arrival experience. Within the double-volume space of the Lobby Lounge, 15-metre high glass walls frame the area while lush greenery and a vertical garden enhance the tropical vibe.
Adding to the cosy setting, lights in woven baskets hang from the ceiling, creating arelaxing setting for guests to unwind and escape from frantic pace of the urban world.
The Li ethnic minority, the original inhabitants of Hainan, are renowned for their weaving and embroidery, which has been named by UNESCO as an intangible heritage asset. Drawing on this tradition, LTW has incorporated ethnic elements in an eye-catching feature wall that serves to divide the various spaces within the grand lobby.
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(Photos: Grand Hyatt Sanya Haitang Bay)