design et al are delighted to announce that BLVD International has been shortlisted for Lobby/Public Areas – Global Award in The International Hotel & Property Awards 2019.
As the first five-star destination of business trips in North Gate of Zhongshan urban area, the 100-meter high-rise of 24 floors is regarded as the most impressive skyline of Gangkou Town. The design unveils the cultural glamour of this historic town with new visions, throwing guests to the past when the city was called Heung-san. Inspired by “mountains”, it infuses fun and excitement into the hotel and arouses a spirit of adventure with French elegance of Le Meridien.
The full-high lobby in a dark timber tone is cut by solemn arrays of screens, adding to the steady style. The three free-standing reception counters take the reflection of mountains in the water, rest gracefully on the grey marble as an offset to the deep space. The spiral shapes of pearly nautilus consisted of glass steel chrysanthemum petals vary from each other, making the reception area more diversified. High-back chairs and grilled screens of Chinese style enclosed the lounge as a library. The guest rooms are designed with simple lines and clear-cut blocks in subdued colours with plain material.
The encounter of old Heung-san and new Zhongshan drives the eternal exploration of urban mysteries by humankind. The acrylic mountains at the entrance and in the end offer a mystic and blurry hill view through water vapor after a nice rain. The water flows on the floor stone reach the walls seaward, turning the lobby into a veritable microcosm of Zhongshan landform of plains, hills and rich water system. The three free-standing reception counters, a rebel against ordinary design, taking the reflection of mountains in the water, rest gracefully on the grey marble as an offset to the deep space and a feature of fun and creativity.
High-back chairs and grilled screens of Chinese style enclosed another part of the lobby as a library to exchange thoughts and inspirations for people with creativity. The crossed lines of the glorious past of Heung-san on the carpet facilitate the exploration of the past and the present of the city. The hanging petal accessory arranged in a random, yet orderly way stands for the solidary quality of all Zhongshan people who have contributed to the local history.