Chapman Taylor’ award-winning hospitality projects

With a host of award-winning hospitality projects in our portfolio, most recently winning ‘Best Futura Mega-Project’ at the 2018 MIPIM Awards for Mui Dinh Ecopark resort. Chapman Taylor is a global industry leader in producing user-experience-focused hospitality developments of all sizes and types. We have experience in creating everything from individual hotels and villas through to large-scale, mixed-use masterplans incorporating several hospitality elements. We know how to create an unbeatable experience, keeping on top of the very latest developments and trends in the sector. Here, we look at some of the key hospitality projects Chapman Taylor’s international studios have worked on recently:

Radisson Blu 5* Hotel & Spa, Karjat, India

Radisson Blu Resort & Spa is a 102 room hotel retreat situated on the Ulhas River in Karjat, Maharashtra, a two-hour drive from Mumbai and Pune. Opened in 2016, the luxury hotel is connected by a series of courtyards and benefits from views across the river to the foothills of the Sahyadri Mountains. The project was initially designated ‘Park Plaza Resort- 4-Star Category’, but the architectural design concept helped the client upgrade the development to ‘Radisson Blu Resort – 5-Star Category’.

The hotel, completed in 2016, has been rated by the Carlson Group as the "best Radisson resort property in India". Chapman Taylor was the lead design architect for the project, including the development of the landscape concept - one of the key components of the masterplan.

AlRayyan Hotel – Curio Collection by Hilton, Doha, Qatar

Directly connected to the Mall of Qatar, this is the first Hilton hotel opened under its Curio Collection in the Middle East, at Al Rayyan, Doha. The hotel provides easy access to shops, restaurants and leisure facilities at the Mall of Qatar. The hotel is defined by a dramatic internal atrium, its excellent F&B facilities and the infinity pools at the roof level.

Chapman Taylor was the design architect for both the Mall of Qatar and the AlRayyan Hotel, which opened in 2016.

Mui Dinh Ecopark, Vietnam

Intended as an unrivalled hospitality led mixed-use development in eastern Vietnam, the 728 hectare masterplan is inspired by the rich local history of Mui Dinh. Six resort hotels and a boutique hotel provide a total of 7,000 rooms, with an additional 500 ocean-facing mountain villas. All the residents will have access to many leisure facilities, including a theme park, a casino, a beach club and a mountain clubhouse. The Vietnamese government has recently approved the urban plan for Mui Dinh.

Chapman Taylor’s Bangkok studio prepared the concept masterplan for this striking development, which is currently under construction. The project won ‘Best Futura Mega Project’ at the prestigious 2018 MIPIM Awards.

Crystal City, Dead Sea, Jordan

The 153,000m² GBA Crystal City lies on a superb site at the mouth of the Wadi Ma’in at the Dead Sea, with views into a dramatic gorge and over the sea. A mixed-use development, it is planned as a major tourist destination for Jordan. The gated residential component is at the south of the site, with a 5-star hotel, waterpark and beach club being grouped in the centre and north of the plot.

The entire area will be given a special character by the wide variety of terraces, which are defined by pools, promenades and an amphitheatre fronting onto the coastline. Chapman Taylor has produced the masterplan concept design for this large resort development

Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan

A new resort town on a 1,300 hectare site on the eastern shore of the bio-diverse Lake Issyk Kul - once a stopover for traders on the ancient Silk Road. Combining leisure, entertainment, hospitality, education and agricultural production in a landscape sympathetic to the area’s outstanding beauty, the resort is designed to become a major international destination for eco-tourists.

Chapman Taylor developed the masterplan for this multi-use project beside this historically and ecologically significant lake.

Island Paradise Resort, Antigua

Island Paradise is a major new resort on a group of islands in the beautiful Caribbean island paradise of Antigua. The masterplan is made up of four islands of varying size and mainland peninsula areas, with a total area of 36 hectares. All of the sites have extensive coastlines of mangrove and beach-lined waterfront. Guests fly into Antigua and arrive at a stunning reception centre on Barnacle Point before being taken by yacht to the tropical island resorts.

Chapman Taylor has provided the masterplan concept for Island Paradise, the largest mixed-use development proposal in the whole of the West Indies. It is a key ingredient in determining the future prosperity of Antigua and its status as a world-class destination.

Mandarin Oriental Spa, Retail Boutique and Ciao Restaurant, Bangkok, Thailand

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, a landmark in Bangkok, asked Chapman Taylor to renovate three areas of the hotel. The spa redesign renovated the exterior entrance, added two new facial treatment rooms and updated the Royal Suite. Existing treatment rooms were redesigned, a 25m² relaxation area added, back-of-house areas relocated and public areas renovated.

The 67m² retail boutique features a timber gable ceiling, large louvered windows and teak flooring. Natural brass, timber cladding and lavish fabrics are complemented by a statement chandelier. The renovation of the Neapolitan-themed Ciao Terrazza restaurant involved the use of stepped architecture and cast iron and brick wall finishes. Chapman Taylor was lead designer on the spa, retail boutique and restaurant, and also managed the construction phases, with the projects completed between 2015 and 2017.

Chapman Taylor has an unparalleled track record in designing world-class hospitality developments, ranging from major resorts with multi-hotel and residential accommodation to 5-Star hotels in major cities around the world. We have a clear understanding of the major aspects of the customer’s experience, which we carefully incorporate into our design proposals.


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