The Hong Kong-based studio CCD appears to be the go-to firm for hotel projects, counting as its clients Hilton, Accor, InterContinental, Starwood, Raffles and Langham.
Its work on the interiors for the newly minted 340-room Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Nanshan is a study in carefully curated artwork amidst a brief that calls for a ‘recreational business hotel’. For inspiration, CCD looked to the area’s fishing villages, especially their traditions for weaving crafts, fishing equipment as well as the natural bounty of lychee flowers. These elements have been translated into glass and stainless steel chandeliers that are meant to resembling fish captured in a net, bubble lamps floating above the 25m pool, suspended metal mesh screens that from certain angles reveal the titular Nanshan mountain, and carpets woven with abstract patterns of nature.
The result is a sequence of public spaces soothingly layered in stone, linen and Italian oak, and grey tones. Among these is a greedy grab of restaurants including Nanshan Kitchen, an all-day diner specialising in Lingnan cuisine.
The best views in the house are from the 62nd level spa, which gives out over Shenzhen Bay and nearby Hong Kong – all of which can be viewed in close-up with binoculars thoughtfully provided by the hotel.
Zhongzhou Holding Center
No.88, Hai De Yi Dao
Daven Wu is the Singapore Editor at Wallpaper*. A former corporate lawyer, he has been covering Singapore and the neighbouring South-East Asian region since 1999, writing extensively about architecture, design, and travel for both the magazine and website. He is also the City Editor for the Phaidon Wallpaper* City Guide to Singapore.
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