Project Roles and Responsibilities
Dual role as designer and point person for WATG handling all internal and external information, client management, and communications between all parties. Other responsibilities included design oversight of client and operator directives and area program compliance. Worked closely with an experienced technical team to produce schematic documents in Revit for the first time.

Key Features
295 keys, 68,000sm GFA
Iconic shape, rooftop pool,  beach club, 'village' center for F&B and a full complement of resort amenities

Aerial with hotel tower at center, serviced apartments on the left and villas and resort amenities in foreground

Design Challenge
To create an iconic resort hotel to stand out amongst the ever-growing range of developments on Hainan Island while preserving views from the serviced apartments on the plot immediately behind the hotel's. 

Hotel lobby looking towards the sea

Design Solution
A simple but elegant pair of elliptical arches or 'waves' form the hotel tower, an expression that is dynamic in form and memorable in visual impact. The serviced apartments and villas reflect a similar vocabulary without competing against the hotel. The 'village' was inspired by the region's aquatic ecosystem with subtle geometries and sustainable material palette.

Resort villa - rendering from an alternate scheme

View from water of alternate scheme

In-house view from rooftop pool

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