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2 0 18 G O L D K E Y AWA R D S

BEST GUESTROOM LUXURY
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ROSEWOOD SANYA
CHINA

DESIGN FIRM: AB Concept, Hong Kong
THE COMMISSION: Develop a malleable

design concept that anticipates how each
individual guest would define "home." Don't
dictate. Give the furnishings a residential
profile and a do-touch expression of luxury.
Don't shout. Sidestep over-reliance on a few
big statements and concentrate on going
with a quality floor for every item of FF&E
and art.
THE CHARRETTE: The 246 guestrooms

and suites celebrate the tranquility of the
South China Sea and the resort's location
at the southernmost tip of Hainan Island,
China. Soft gray and blue neutrals enhance
the sense of relaxation. Keeping in tune
with the nature-inspired design philosophy,
the guestrooms incorporate tribal patterns,
timber accents and light-hearted artwork
depicting the local culture and the outdoors.

THE CHALLENGE: Convincing guests they

could treat the resort like their own homes.
"We couldn't use the standard furniture often
found in resort guestrooms and then expect
the guests to use these rooms as they would
spaces in their own homes," says Ed Ng, principal, AB Concept. Fellow principal Terence
Ngan adds, "We had to immerse them in the
experience and lifestyle by way of materials,
colors, artwork and furniture to enhance the
at-home ease of the guest accommodations."
THE COOL STUFF: The jaw-dropping
coastal view, particularly from the sunken,
marble-clad bathtub. Also, the oak and
canvas guestroom doors that allow ocean
breezes to literally bring the outside in.
Sense-of-place touches such as the Sanya
tribal carpets each uniquely patterned and
combined with culture-spanning distinctive oak furniture to retain the "away" feel of
these temporary "homes."

THE CARRY-OUT: Atmospheric spaces designed for stress-free
living expands the capacity for a personalized flow of experiences. The guestrooms' layered vantage points and activity hubs
let each guest modulate how they "live" in these spaces according
to their moods.

SOURCES
OWNER: Poly Real Estate Group Co., Ltd., Guangzhou, China; OPERATOR: Rosewood
Hotels & Resorts, Hong Kong; DESIGN FIRM: AB Concept, Hong Kong; Ed Ng,
principal; Terence Ngan, principal; Randee Chen, project designer; ARCHITECT:
Goettsch Partners, Chicago; PURCHASING COMPANY: Poly Real Estate Group Co.,
Ltd., Guangzhou, China; ART & ACCESSORIES: ASI Art; FABRICS: Altfield; Veranda;
FLOORCOVERINGS: Kanstone; FURNITURE: Hive; RH Contract; LIGHTING:
Castlewerks; Holly Hunt; SURFACING MATERIALS: Cetec; Master Resource; Wallpaper
Plus; WALLCOVERINGS: CHC Concepts

ST. REGIS ASTANA
KAZAKHSTAN

DESIGN FIRM: Wimberly Interiors, London
THE COMMISSION: Create a design with
the sophisticated elegance worthy of St.
Regis' launch into Kazakhstan. Reflect the
deep-rooted cultural nuances of Astana as an
historical crossroad of human civilization.
THE CHARRETTE: Play up the hotel's loca-

SOURCES
OWNER: MG Holding, Almaty, Kazakhstan; OPERATOR: Marriott Intl. (St. Regis),
Bethesda, Maryland; DESIGN FIRM: Wimberly Interiors, London; Rachel Johnson,
vice president, studio director; German Mendoza, associate, senior designer; Damien
Follone, senior designer, restaurant and bars; Katy Brooker, senior designer; Pieter
de Bruin, senior technical designer; Kim Tran, interior designer; Iona Everett, Tzen
Chia, designers; ARCHITECT: WATG, London; PURCHASING COMPANY: Piatek
Hospitality Procurement, Breezand, The Netherlands; GENERAL CONTRACTOR: IDA
Group, Almaty, Kazakhstan; DESIGN CONSULTANTS: MBLD, London (lighting); Hill
International, Philadelphia (project management); ARCHITECTURAL MATERIALS: IDA
Group; ART & ACCESSORIES: Atelier 27; AUDIO/VISUAL & ELECTRONICS: VingCard;
BATH & SPA: Duravit; Kohler; Villeroy and Boch; FABRICS: Alma Leather; Andrew
Martin; Carlucci di Chivasso; Casamance; Christian Fischbacher Ltd.; Elitis; Fameed
Khalique Ltd.; Marie Leather; Moore & Giles; Nobilis; Panaz; Tiger Leather; Whistler
Leather; FLOORCOVERINGS: Stepevi Rugs; FURNITURE: Ida Yapi; LIGHTING:
Chelsom; Lasvit; SIGNAGE: Bindopor; SURFACING MATERIALS: Ray Munn; UP Group;
WALLCOVERINGS: Elitis; WINDOW TREATMENTS: IDA Group

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tion on the banks of Ishim River, at Central
Park, Astana's most coveted address. Floor-toceiling windows put guests into the lifestyle
action of this posh district, offering views of
the river, greenery and expanding cityscape.
And, carry that theme from the entry to guest
floors. This 5-star's 120 guestrooms each feature
a dedicated entrance, separate living room
and bedroom areas, and custom furnishings
by local artisans. Embossed leather chairs,
patterned timber flooring, shagreen-clad
joinery, églomisé mirrors and cut crystal chandeliers send a clear message that these are

rooms at the top. Brass and stone finishes reference the region's ancient heritage, as seen in
the marble bathrooms whose bathtubs feature
mirrors with easy-on-the-eyes, 27-in. inset televisions that appear mirrored when turned off.
THE COOL STUFF: Artwork highlights the

noble Kazakh horses bred by once-nomadic
tribesmen, while Kazakhstan's natural beauty
is on display in wildlife photography by Gilles
Perrin. Abstract paintings by renowned
artists such as Emily Mann and Margaux de
Penfentenyo elevate the cultured appeal.
THE CARRY-OUT: Emerging destinations
want the lifestyle and quality promised by
Western luxury brands, but they don't want
homogenized looks. Cultural references,
craftsmanship, artisan finishes, and ornate
details have merged into sophisticated interiors that showcase Kazakhstan through the
eyes of the modern traveler.

O W E N R AG G E T ( R O S E W O O O D S A N YA ) ; C O U R T E S Y O F S T. R E G I S A S TA N A ( S T. R E G I S A S TA N A )

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