DoubleTree by Hilton Shanwei

  • Shanwei, Guangdong, China
  • GuangDong Poly Real Estate Development

Located in the coastal region of Guangdong province, the DoubleTree by Hilton Shanwei enjoys the tropical climate and beachfront views overlooking Jinting Bay of the South China Sea.

Originally master planned for one 300-room five-star hotel, the new concept increased the density of the development program matching the hotel with an additional 300-room condotel under the guidance of a new development team. Because this reduced the open space and landscape directly connecting to the beachfront, design solutions added more levels of open space within the building area to enhance and embrace the coastal essence of the resort. To maximize site efficiency, the separate uses were unified into one super-complex with massing opening to south, ocean-facing landscapes extending directly onto the beach.

The overall architectural style is inspired from Southeast Asia, while the backbone of the building is anchored by a symbolic structural truss frame. A series of truss structures hold up the central lobby and extend from the exterior to the interior. This allows for wide panoramic views from the lobby to the ocean, creating a sense of arrival and first impression. Stone and wood cladding as major building materials reinforce the natural feeling of the development.

An innovative hip roof form, the stacking of gable roofs, and a combination of shed roofs, enrich the skyline of the resort complex. A half circle, water feature at the front landscape creates a welcome statement for the guests. Two major building wings extend from the north-south, with 45-degree-angled room layouts to maximize and offer views to the ocean to the south.

Project Specs

Building Area:70,000 sqft
Number of Units:300 hotel rooms | 300 condotel rooms

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