Photo courtesy of Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel
Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel
This property opened in March 2011 under the direction of Arata Isozaki, the mind behind the design of Barcelona’s Olympic Stadium and the Los Angeles MOCA. The hotel’s shape represents the ancient Chinese ritual object called yu cong, the outer square symbolizing the earth, the inner circle heaven, and the cylindrical atrium a connecting passageway. Drawing on Piet Mondrian’s neoplasticism movement, the facade mixes bold primary colors and rectangular shapes, while interiors were styled by KCA International, whose portfolio also includes the Burj al Arab in Dubai. Rooms veer toward contemporary Chinese.
By Sanjay Surana, AFAR Contributor
China, Shanghai Shi, Pudong Xinqu, ShiJi GongYuan, 花木路800号 邮政编码: 201204
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