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HUI HOTEL Shenzhen in China by YANG Hotel Design Group
February 5th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: YANG Hotel Design Group
As the first new-oriental style boutique hotel in Shenzhen, Duoduo Group cooperates with YANG Hotel Design Group to build this HUI HOTEL. Hotel is located beside Shenzhen Central Park which has a one-thousand meters green belt, close to Huaqiang North, and is transformed from an old factory.
Located in the most commercial zone of Shenzhen, this boutique hotel with natural, mysterious and elegant sense was designed and transformed from an old dilapidated factory. The whole hotel covers only 8800 sqm. In order to insure a comfortable sensation when living in this space, hotel has only 85 rooms, and even the smallest room occupies 50 sqm. Difference from other 5-star hotels luxury style, HUI HOTEL emphasizes cultural expression and presentation.
As one of the most symbolic characters in Chinese traditional culture, the ancient character of “HUI” is like a vortex current, which means “return”. Xun Zi (ancient Chinese philosopher) used to say: “River convolutes when going deep.” According to Chinese traditional humanistic sensibilities, “Hui” presents also the most basic inner aspiration. No matter how long have we been outside, we all want to go back home and back to the initial ourselves. So, this hotel has taken “HUI” as his name and design inspiration, putting urban life back to the original state, letting nature enter city, embrace love at home, so that all kinds of sensation could recover in this art space.
Mainly inspired by new-oriental culture, hotel combines Chinese and western furniture style and the way of decorating, smartly decorated by some Chinese contemporary artworks, which present a whole quiet, natural and oriental aesthetics atmosphere. The lobby is designed with a green wall full of plants, aligned with birdcages so as to wipe off the complex elements of space.
Some space on 6th floor and podium have been build with an indoor sunk-courtyard landscape, and opens to reading room, so that guests could indulge themselves in this natural elegant environment.
Hotel’s Chinese restaurant “YUE SE” is inspired by Lingnan (south of the Five Ridges) culture. New Chinese style associated with outdoor waterscape, giving an aesthetic touch. Western restaurant is located on top floor with a great view of central park.
The book bar has a street frontage but without window, which avoids the noise and dust influence. The inner sight, calm stream and green war combined with reading room’s cultural display, an ideal place for reading.
Yang Bangsheng is one of the industry pioneers who engaged in interior design during his early years. Today, he is the most influential hospitality designer in China. Since 1995, Mr. Yang Bangsheng began to work on five-star hotels and thus gained rich practical experience. He established “Yangbangsheng Hotel Design Consulting Co., Ltd.” in 2004 and embarked on the road of international brand hotel design. At present, Mr. Yang Bangsheng has designed over 150 luxury hotels for STARWOOD, HYATT, IHG, KEMPINSKI, MARRIOTT, HILTON, CARLSON, ACCOR, HARDROCK and ANANTARA to name a few.
Mr. Yang is adept in exploring the uniqueness of oriental aesthetics while at the same time integrating history, culture and art into the spaces to deliver exceptional design with a hint of culture and history. He has won over 160 professional design awards, and in particular, his work on Haitang Bay No. 9 Resort Sanya which won the much coveted Best of Hotel Category Award in the IIDA 2013 Global Excellence Awards Competition and Best Resort in the 34th annual Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design.
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