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Zhuhai Dong’ao Marriott Hotel
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The Marriott Hotel is located on the northernmost mountainous bay of Dongao Island. The project based facing to the sea with mountain at the back, with Xiaozhuwan to the west, Dazhuwan to the east, Honeymoon Pavilion to the south, and the most gentle waters of the north shore of Dong'ao Island. The layout and space planning of hotel is based on romantic and love as a main theme. The style itself is quiet and elegant, providing a romantic experience of a noble wedding getaway for guests.
The form of Marriott Hotel has an unforgettable and unique shape. The shape is taken from a set of concentric circles nested up and down: the upper semicircle is a sculptural building with a geographically distinctive and beautiful artistic conception; the lower semicircle is a softly stretched, mountain-like Landscape building. Looking from the sea, people can not help but thinking the ring of happiness, meaning sweet and romantic, happy family, and smooth life.
At the beginning of the design, the designer researches the island's geographical and meteorological features of the project, the landscape changes on the mountain, and the needs of the luxury resort experience to propose the design theme of “Romantic Adventure”by penetrating the design of the entire hotel area in a special way with combination of nature. The hotel building is on the mountain, starting from the lowest point of the beach near Xiaozhuwan and hovering up to the highest point of the mountain, creating a scene where natural mountain and artificial design are symbiotic and interspersed. Whether it's the architectural experience of entering the Peak Lobby to the beach room, or the outdoor leisure experience from the Sunset Terrace Bar to the Hanging Mountain Wedding Hall to the semi-buried pool by the beach, it is closely linked to the romantic story, giving the hotel a unique Brand positioning.

Agency:Zeybekoglu and Associates, Inc

ZNA is a Boston based firm of Architecture, Urban Design, Master Planning and Interior Design. Responding to the need for excellence in both design and project management, with a proven design creativity and professional competence,ZNA presents credentials that reflect an exceptional and rare array of experience. With executed projects valued at over $10 billion, ZNA is a firm with national and international credits. ZNA projects span campus master plans, urban design, residential developments, resort hospitality, and educational, commercial and institutional facilities. Clients have included the United States Federal Government, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Harvard University, University of Sarajevo, and a roster of major institutions, commercial and industrial concerns.
ZNA represents a union of highly experienced architects and planners with profound design skills and rich backgrounds. With a combined professional experience over four decades, their work reflects a sweeping range of architectural activity and projects, from the design and execution of large-scale international projects involving major American companies, to the management of organizations with several hundred employees. Early in their careers, the founding partners have each worked with internationally recognized architects and have participated in the creation of some of the best known buildings in contemporary architecture; later have held direct responsibility for the design, management and completion of major developments.
ZNA is an evolving and dynamic association with unique design personality and pragmatic resourcefulness, with several first-prize winning projects in design competitions. Close attention to client requirements, completing professional commitments within established time and budgetary limits and meticulous technical accomplishment are the firm’s well-known characteristics. ZNA generate dynamism, vitality and vision with a breadth of experience that ensures reliability,performance and excellence. In 2007, ZNA opened the doors of a new branch in Beijing. The establishment of ZNA |ZEYBEKOGLU AND ASSOCIATES, BEIJING, LTD. Afforded ZNA the opportunity to increase its overseas presence, and the branch immediately began assembling an amazingly talented staff from around the world. Together, the creative team of Architects, Urban Planners, Landscape and Interior Architects, and Graphic Designers undertake a vast scope of challenging projects, and offer thoughtful, sustainable solutions as their response.