VOA Architecture Design receive further success at the International Hotel & Property Awards 2015 with their project ‘Marriott Beijing Northeast Hotel’ being Shortlisted for the Hotel over 200 rooms (Asia-Pacific) award. The 45,000sm Marriott Hotel Northeast is a 5 star luxury hotel ideally situated in the heart of Beijing’s Chaoyang CBD and in close proximity to the city’s Third Embassy District. This newly built luxury hotel in Beijing, China, features spectacular views, the hotel’s 300 luxury guest rooms and suites meet international standards of comfort and technology and include a full array of first-class amenities. The Northeast Beijing luxury hotel also offers an on-site health club, heated indoor pool, a full-service spa, and five restaurants in the middle of China’s Chaoyang CBD.
The design was inspired by Hainan Airlines tropical headquarters on China’s famous Hainan Island and introduced a welcoming oasis as a juxtaposition to Beijing’s hectic Central Business District. The guest is greeted with the sights, aroma and sounds of tropical rain forest waterfalls, palm trees, and luminous ever changing sky represented by a 5 story LED backlit vaulted glass ceiling.
The glass ceiling arches high over a rainfall water feature and palm trees to immediately remove the patron from Beijing and connect them instead to the natural sounds and smells of Hainan Island. Connecting guests to nature is not the first thing patrons expect from a hotel in the heart of busy Beijing but this is where it is arguably the most important aspect of a foreign patron’s visit to China.