Club InterContinental of InterContinental Shenzhen Dameisha Resort

CCD/Cheng Chung Design took care with every aspect of the property for Club InterContinental of InterContinental Shenzhen Dameisha Resort.

  • rooms 62
  • Year 2020
  • Location Shenzhen, China,
  • Type Hotel,
  • Club InterContinental of InterContinental Shenzhen Dameisha Resort is located on the spectacular coastline of Dameisha Beach, Shenzhen. Superior natural environment, architecture facing the sea and exquisite interior experiences together make for a unique hotel.

    For this transformation project, CCD is responsible for a wide range of disciplines, ranging from landscape, architecture, MEP, lighting to interior design, hence ensuring close connection among landscape, architecture and interior.

    ”Dialogue between city and nature, integration between courtyard architecture and sea” are the spiritual core of architectural transformation. The goal is to create a rare waterfront building in the city and guide guests to enter a pure living environment, experience a pleasant lifestyle as well as return to nature and the humanistic spiritual world.

    Club InterContinental is transformed from two separate L-shaped buildings, which were built by an US architecture practice and formerly used as a private club. The conditions, framework and concept of the original buildings were favorable and excellent. Especially, the quality lighting design made the entire space transparent. Therefore, CCD doesn’t transform the buildings too much, but enriches the architectural form by adding a corridor above water, waterscape at the front yard, a hollow courtyard, an inner yard, an infinity swimming pool, glass boxes and a box-shaped specialty restaurant. In addition, CCD team links the two independent buildings together, to connect different spaces and create fantastic experiences, much like visiting a garden.

    Reflective waterscape is set on the two sides, with a camphor tree planted above water surface. Besides, the stove makes guests feel warm, even they arrive at night. At the drop-off area, the large canopy made of bronze panels and the wooden gate show magnificence. Moss balls, stone wall and waterscape come into view, embodying exquisite elegance of southern Chinese gardens. The above-water corridor guides guests to enter the hotel, making them feel like they’re wandering in a garden and gradually strengthening their experience.

    The lobby looks like it’s floating on water. The full-height hall is complemented by French windows, which embrace the beautiful sky, ocean and outdoor scenery whilst bringing in natural light. The entire space is filled with an oriental Zen atmosphere. Classy dark-hued flooring, orderly white stone columns, gray ceiling as well as walls with gray wooden hue form a palette of black, white and gray. Natural wooden hues calm the mind, and the cozy, relaxing environment makes guests feel like they’ve returned home.

    Sitting on the coastline, the restaurant is named “The Azure”, which means “blue” in French. As a new extension, the glass box faces the sea and is full of fluidity. Floor-to-ceiling windows at four sides provide romantic and enjoyable experiences, making guests feel like they’re beside an azure French beach.

    Guest rooms are where guests relax and connect with nature. With independent terrace or French window, the rooms provide an open view to the vast sea and serene courtyard landscape. Natural wooden tones combined with comfortable furniture return the space to nature and enable guests to enjoy peaceful, pleasant time.

    Design: CCD/Cheng Chung Design
    Photography: courtesy of CCD