Wilson Associates Crafts Authentic Stay in China

Internationally renowned interior architecture design firm Wilson Associates is pleased to announce that Renaissance Xi’an Hotel, is now open. Located in the ancient city of Xi’an, the luxury hotel offers guests the opportunity to experience the birthplace of Chinese culture through modern interior spaces. The design team drew inspiration from the geometric configurations of the classic Chinese game—Tangram, which consists of seven varied geometric shapes forming various patterns. This motif is carried throughout from the architecture, furniture pieces, and art in the public spaces to guest accommodations and f&b outlets. 

“Renaissance Xi’an Hotel serves as an ambassador for travelers to explore authentic Xi’an,” said Aldwin Ong, Design Principal of Wilson Associates’ Singapore studio. “From the lobby to the guest rooms, an element of surprise awaits. The design team incorporated small details in every space for guests to discover the exotic atmosphere to entice them to further explore the city.” 

The design team sought to create a memorable experience for travelers, starting with the multifunctional lobby. The communal areas are defined by various geometric shapes influenced by Tangram set pieces or other traditional games, a suspended staircase is encased by over-sized abacus beads, and lounge seating comes together in various Tangram shapes for a playful note. A separate Studio contains a semi-private room with a solid wood game table adorned with board games for all ages. 

Renaissance Xi’an Hotel consists of 396 guest rooms and suites with modern, curated furnishings and fixtures mixed with vibrant jewel tones and bold shapes. The design team added touches of Chinese-inspired decor, such as figurines from games, and integrated Tangram forms in the headboard panel. The guest bathrooms consist of a standalone soaking tub, glass encased shower enclosure, single vanity with a bowl sink, and an articulated washboard towel shelf. The Presidential Suite, located on the 26th floor, is the largest accommodation at the hotel and exudes an aura of understated luxury and eclectic humor. It can function as a luxe residential suite or leased as a lounge for corporate use. The furniture pieces come together like a Tangram puzzle, which can be moved and converted to suit the needs of the guest. 

The Renaissance Xi’an Hotel addresses the needs and tastes of modern diners while paying homage to the rich history of the ancient city. Restaurants feature creative, contemporary decor with menus focused on classic cuisines. Si Specialty Restaurant provides the Xinjiang and Xi’an cuisine in public, semi-private, and private dining areas. Wan Li Chinese Restaurant shows authentic Cantonese dishes along with selected Sichuan favorites in a space inspired by traditional Chinese musical instruments. The all-day dining Food Studio features a layered design of an open kitchen that offers a refreshing dining environment. 

Meetings and events are hosted in onsite venues consisting of nearly 26,000 square feet of flexible space, equipped with a state-of-the-art light and sound system and free wireless high-speed internet. A pillarless ballroom, which can be freely divided into three separate spaces for a banquet, covers an area of 4,090 square feet. The ballroom’s 32-foot ceiling resembles a Tangram puzzle, doubles as artwork by itself and as an acoustic damper for the space. 

The hotel also offers modern amenities such as an indoor swimming pool that brings the outdoors inside with design elements associated with an outdoor courtyard. Daybeds situated near the corner of pool are engulfed in three enlarged structures inspired by small bird cages typically seen at outdoor Tai Chi parks. Other Chinese-inspired elements include the stone shower tower that recreates the look of a Wing Chun martial arts wooden stand. Located nearby is the fitness center, which consists of cardiovascular equipment, free weights, and additional space for complimentary fitness classes. Both the indoor pool and fitness center share spacious changing rooms for guests to utilize. 

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