Shortlisted: tonychi and associates in the International Hotel & Property Awards 2014

design et al are delighted to announce that tonychi and associates have been shortlisted in the Hotel over 200 Rooms category of the IH&P Awards 2014 with their project, the Mandarin Oriental Guangzhou.

Mandarin Oriental Guangzhou is a luxury hotel property influenced by the meeting of Eastern and Western cultures with a mélange of diverse styles such as British colonial style and 21st century living. The desired design vision was envisioned by the owners and operators, both of whom share a deep and historic legacy in the city and region of the project location.



By applying the concept of traditional Chinese courtyard architecture while implementing an articulated space planning strategy throughout all public areas and guestrooms, the owner and designers maintained a close collaboration to integrate the desired design concept seamlessly throughout the entire property resulting in a maximum efficiency of circulation allowing for open spaces, a sophisticated food and beverage program portraying the sense of privacy and intimacy of a “home away from home”.



The property consists of 233 rooms and 30 suites, a Spa and Fitness facility, a Chinese restaurant with nine private dining rooms, an oak bar, an all day dining restaurant, a private club lounge with its own library and walk-in service kitchen and an elegant yet modest Cake Shop as the property’s retail component.


The Guestrooms and Suites which consist of 233 rooms and 30 suites respectively present a unique aspect of hotel guestroom design. The influence of Chinese courtyard architecture provide a corridor in separating a valet walk-in closet, two separate bath areas for a vanity and bathroom areas, and the bedroom quarters. Mandarin Oriental Guangzhou was conceived to provide a timeless luxurious experience both for the traveler and the local people of Guangzhou.