Shortlisted: Architrave Design & Planning Services in the IH&P Awards 2014

Architrave Design & Planning Services have successfully been shortlisted for the Hotel over 200 Rooms award in the International Hotel & Property Awards 2014 with the Angsana Lăng Cô Hotel in Vietnam.

Located on Vietnam’s South Central Coast, Angsana Lăng Cô commands an unrivalled beach frontage with views of the shimmering East Sea.

“We bring guests to the water…. and water to the guests” 


The entrance sequence, from porte-cochère to lobby culminates in a grand and spacious view of the sea and beach, giving the guests an overwhelming sensation of ‘arriving at the sea’, all the more impressive since the hotel has a very long beach frontage of over 400 meters.  The hotel also does the opposite by bringing water to the guests. The 360 meters long swimming pool – one of the longest in Southeast Asia, with a surface area of over 3000 square meters, winds its way in and out of the hotel building, starting from one courtyard and puncturing its way through the building to the gardens and back into another courtyard. At no point in the hotel is anyone more than a hop and a skip away from the numerous pools to choose, from the Lap pool, Moonlight pool, Angel pool, Play pool, Dive pool to the Kid’s pool that offer a wide array of water features and facilities.



Many guest rooms have their own private pools on the balcony or terrace offering stunning panoramic views to the East Sea or beach – thus, bringing water right into your own unit. All the condo units are fitted with full height windows in the living rooms that maximize the sea views. Guests can also experience a canal arrival or check-in to the Angsana Lăng Cô as the design connects all the hotels in Laguna Lang Co via waterway.


Conceptualized in tribute to the rich culture and heritage of Vietnam, traditional Vietnamese aesthetic and design elements can be found throughout Angsana Lăng Cô’s contemporary buildings and chic interiors. The cultural and historical theme resounds throughout the resort, with the use of interior decorations such as Champa sandstone sculptures, Vietnamese calligraphy, Dong Ho woodblock prints, water puppets, silk embroideries, ceramics and royal purple fabrics. Finishes such as mother of pearl, silk embroidery, eggshell lacquer and lotus motifs, as well as renewable materials like bamboo, rattan and raffia weave can be found on fretworks, timber paneling, lighting, fabrics, furnishings, lanterns and artwork.