Project Name：HUALUXE Zhangjiakou Project area: 47,000㎡ Project Type: Business Hotel Design Team: YANG & Associates Group Chief Designer: Yang Bangsheng, Chen Anyun, Tian Shuai Opening Date: 2017
Based on the project site Zhangjiakou, YANG draw inspirations from local history and cultures, applying representative elements like Dajingmen, business cultures, dahlia, paper cutting, etc. into the design of the Hotel. And in line with Hualuxe’s brand philosophy——“Chinese Etiquette, Status Recognition, Rejuvenation in Nature and Enabling Space”, YANG make Hualuxe Zhangjiakou a business hotel with istinguished culture characteristics.
Kown as “the first gate of the Great Wall”, Dajingmen witnesses the historical changes in hangjiakou, and also represents China's ancient city wall culture.Therefore, the hotel entrance resembles Dajingmen a lot. In the mottled light and shadow, the reception backdrop made of solid wood carries a strong sense of ancient simplicity and massiness. And in consistent with the reception backdrop, there is a plant wall with scattered gray bricks at the other side of the lobby as if the ancient wall, experienced wind and storm, is coming back to life! Mountain and rock culture is also included in the lobby design so as to bring vitality into the hotel. The seven-meter high red hawthorn tree installation set in the middle of the lobby embodies the toughness in the north spirit, and also represents the auspicious harvest, creating a harmonious and prosperous atmosphere.
As a famous frontier juncture in the history, Zhangjiakou has long been a commercial center since ancient times with merchants gathered and vendors ranged in close order. Markets here are always noisy and crowded. In the design of all day dining restaurant, designers use the culture of merchant as the basic tone. From traditional stalls and shops, beyond-the-border style containers to walls made of tiles, everything exudes the bold and heroic spirit of the frontier juncture. Large-scale paper cut on the gas hood depicts the prosperous scenery of merchants gather together and the heavy traffic. Merchant style leather furniture also brings guests back to the old times.
As the City flower of Zhangjiakou, Dahlia is a kind of gorgeous and elegant flower with magnificent colors. Designers use it as patterns of the ballroom carpet, creating a opulent and stylish atmosphere. Ballroom ceiling is inspired by “Ice Flower” which not only presents the North style, but also shows the glory of Zhangjiakou as the host city of 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
Traditional ink painting style mountains undulate on the wall of foot massage area. Herb in the painting makes an interesting composition with dahlia textures of the carpet, and together with the leaf shade ceiling, it creates a unique Chinese treatment space with shady experience. Refined and classy paper cut dahlia pattern in the backdrop with Chinese door-style wall and landscape carpet texture form up a harmonious natural painting!
Artworks and furniture of the guestrooms ingeniously present the integration of Chinese culture, business culture and Zhangjiakou’s regional culture. Ancient royal treasure chest is the prototype of exquisite and rustic TV cabinet. And the cloth paint lacquer closet resembles jewelry box used by ancient businessmen. “Traditional Chinese table with everted flanges” is applied in the counter design of the mini bar and the design of screen partition is also of great ingenuity.
By using traditional furniture and Chinese screen, YANG presents the elegant temperament of Hualuxe in every detail. Traditional Chinese architecture elements, such as Dougong, Moon Gate and Mountain Rock Cultures are wisely used in the space structure. Layering wall design of the public area is telling the legendary story of the beacon tower and ancient city walls... following the footsteps of culture and history, YANG ingeniously depicts an opulent picture of Zhangjiakou ——"sonorous clopping, billowing flames, and beautiful mountains and rivers."