Designed by Shanghai Huadu Architect Design Co., Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing embodies the shape of the rising sun and symbolises harmony, unity and infinity. Yanqi Lake is a beautiful scenic site located at the foot of Yanshan Mountains, eight kilometres north of Huairou County.
From a side angle view, the hotel building is shaped like a scallop which represents ‘Fortune’ in the Chinese culture. The front view is that of the ‘Rising Sun’ – Symbolic of the fast- developing economy of China.
Facilities include 306 guestrooms and suites, meeting facilities, Kempsinki The Spa, recreational and fitness facilities, a Kid’s Club and an array of culinary offerings at its nine restaurants and bars.
Facilities include nine restaurants and bars, Kempsinki The Spa, recreational and fitness facilities and a Kids Club. For meeting delegates and organisers, meeting facilities span 5,792 square metres including a grand ballroom that accommodates 1,400 attendees in a theatre-style setting.
The exterior glass surface is covered by more than 10,000 glass panels. The panels are angled so that the top portion of the building reflects the color of the sky, the middle reflects nearby Yanshan Mountain and the bottom section reflects the lake.
“We had an international team (of designers) because we needed a critical view from people outside of China to give their opinion on modern contemporary Chinese architectural design and to enable us to broaden our ideas on how we can use our design to showcase the Chinese culture to the world,” said chief designer Zhang Hai Ao in a statement.
Location: Yanqi Lake, China
Architects: Shanghai Huadu Architect Design Co.
Interiors: DiLeonardo Design
Area: 18,075 square meters
Client: Sunrise Kempinski Hotel
Article by Marco Rinaldi