Hotel is architecture at its creative best

PUBLISHED : Friday, 19 September, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 19 September, 2008, 12:00am

The architect responsible for much of the interior design at the Grand Hyatt Guangzhou, California-based Peter Remedios, has described the new hotel as 'an architectural tour de force'.

The dedicated business and function areas on the hotel's third floor can be accessed by a separate entrance to the main lobby.

Six meeting rooms, lined with glints of silver in their textured wall coverings contain cutting-edge audio-visual (AV) equipment.

The centrepiece of this zone is the Grand Ballroom. The 979-square-metre area can be used in its entirety or it can be sectioned into three separate ballrooms. High-definition non-intrusive AV equipment as well as performance stages and podiums can be installed in all of these areas.

Off the Grand Ballroom are VIP areas and a spacious bridal suite. Each area has one plate glass wall that overlooks the park in front of the hotel, and the bridal suite has an en suite washroom.

The function room areas are also skirted by a coffee bar area and a showroom section specifically for functions. Coffee and snack bars are built into boxes that look like oversized classic steamer trunks when opened and used.