- CCD designs Hoiana Hotel & Suites in Vietnam
This long multicultural history of the city becomes the very basis of the design created by the CCD - Cheng Chung Design studio for Hoi An South Development ltd within the Hoiana Integrated Resort. The resort combines a fantastic beach location and centuries-old tradition with sophisticated elegance and guest entertainment in a large area that extends for almost 1,000 hectares.
All of this, starting from a storytelling deeply rooted in the typical imagery of Vietnam, reminiscent of French writer Marguerite Duras’ works that speak of "a country where French romanticism and the unique gentle temperament of South-East Asia coexist".
The architecture of the ancient city of Hoi An is dominated by historical buildings characterised by an authentic and delicately preserved Vietnamese style, without any trace of modern architecture. The French colonial style, on the other hand, has been considered one of the architectural hallmarks of this city for over a century. The very reason why new constructions responding to the growing demand for tourism are being built outside the city centre.
CCD takes the French colonial style as the common thread in the design of the complex's nearly 20,000 square metres, carefully incorporating local customs and artistic elements into the new Hoiana Hotels & Suites to create a memorable experience and trigger sensory emotions in the space for those who stay here. To make this possible, the designers interpreted old materials in an innovative way, for a contrast between old and new in different functional areas. Traditional objects such as tea tableware, lamps and floral decorations play an important role in this context, echoing the local aesthetic taste and cultural characteristics and sharing the local culture in the details of everyday life.
The CCD team also emphasises greenery as an integral part of the project: nature and plants are introduced into the space in a seemingly random way, further reinforcing the dialogue between inside and outside. The natural landscape, light and shadows subtly infiltrate the spaces, enlivening them and the cultural symbols contained.
In the guest rooms, dialogue is ensured by adopting the typical Vietnamese style layout, with outdoor terraces offering views of the charming white sandy beach and the beautiful coastal landscape, allowing guests to fully enjoy their holiday in this enchanting place.
Interior design: CCD / Cheng Chung Design (HK) (www.ccd.com.hk)
Location: Hoiana Integrated Resort, Hoi An, Vietnam
Area: 19,693 square metres
Hotel photos: Fred Wissink
Hotel photo copyrights: CCD / Cheng Chung Design (HK)