Final stages of construction at Future Hotel in Chongqing, China

New photographs show that construction is progressing well on the Future Hotel for Curio Collection by Hilton in Chongqing, China. The building envelope is currently being installed and will be completed in October.

Facilities will include a banquet hall, a conference centre, a fitness centre, an art-themed all-day dining restaurant, and a Chinese restaurant. The hillside guestroom buildings will be visually discreet, forming an undulating architectural skyline that will complement the mountain ridge and ensure uninterrupted views to the lake and to the mountains. Buildings will be arranged on stepped terraces following the line of the terrain, which will maximise visual access to the beautiful scenery to achieve a sense of nature fully interacting with the buildings.

Chapman Taylor won a competition to design Future Hotel, a smart hotel for the Curio by Hilton brand. This future-orientated hotel blends beautiful nature with cutting-edge technology.

An automated check-in service will use AI facial recognition technology, while a virtual "butler" will be assigned to the guests after check-in, recording their preferences, and guiding them by an automated shuttle to the rooms.

The development, which will serve business and conference guests, as well as tourists, will provide visitors with a personalised experience and a smart, efficient, and healthy environment.

The development will be completed at the end of 2023.

Johnny Jiang (MArch MDA (Master of Design Arts))

Director, Shanghai and Beijing

Johnny has considerable experience in architectural design in both Germany and China and has led many important, large-scale urban design projects, including both architectural and interior design.

He plays a leading role in some of the Shanghai studio’s most significant urban design projects, and is skilled at combining innovative concepts with the requirements of China's market and the local context. Johnny’s leadership during the construction process, and his strict control of project quality, have been widely praised by clients and partners.

Johnny joined Chapman Taylor’s Shanghai studio as a Director in November 2018.

Areas of expertise:

Architecture / Interior Design / Urban Design / Masterplanning / Mixed-use

Enran Zhang (BArch (Hons), MArch)

Architect, Shanghai

Enran received her Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) degree (ARB/RIBA Part I) at the University of Nottingham, and her Master of Architecture degree (ARB/RIBA Part II) at the University of Manchester.

Having worked in London and Shanghai for two years on prestigious Central London and Chinese mixed-use projects, she joined Chapman Taylor’s Shanghai studio in November 2018. Enran is also Honorary Secretary of the RIBA China Chapter.

Enran has strong conceptual design skills and expertise in parametric design. Within the Shanghai studio, Enran has participated in multiple high-profile architectural and masterplanning projects. She is currently the Project Coordinator for the Curio Chongqing Future Hotel, which will open in 2023.

Areas of expertise: Concept Design / Design Development / Parametric Design / Mixed-Use / Project Coordination

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