Set in the economic and cultural centre, Zhangjiagang Marriott Hotel is the city’s newest and most elegant iconic landmark hotel. It features 323 spacious layout smart room control system guestrooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling windows, skyline views and open-plan bathrooms occupying the 23rd to 37th floors of a high-rise complex building.
As one of the port city along the Yangtze River, the Zhangjiagang hotel design details inspired from its unique geographical location. Water was a central element within the whole design. The designers used Oriental Aesthetic Chinese Shanshui Painting as a nursery of ideas in style. The designers took the color and shapes from the Mountains and Water as the cultural theme inspiration and used modern materials, texture and finishes to perfectly present a pleasurable experience to guests. The fundamental core values of Chinese cultural philosophy were applied to design technique to emphasize the unity and harmony.
The brief is to design a new contemporary Marriott-branded hotel 55000㎡that can articulate Marriott’s international brand strategy, philosophy and globally consistent image while take the owner’s operational, budget, time schedule requirements and aesthetic issues into consideration with very tight time schedule-one and half year for the whole project from scratch design to construction completion and opening for operation.
Location:Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu, China
Studio NamePLD/ Paul Liu Design Consultants
Lead designerBO LIU & HANK XIA
Project copyrightPLD/ Paul Liu Design Consultants
Photography creditsPLD/ Paul Liu Design Consultants