Joyze Hotel Xiamen • Curio Collection by Hilton

CCD / Cheng Chung Design designed Joyze Hotel Xiamen • Curio Collection by Hilton, a boutique hotel surrounded by mountains and seas in Xiamen, China.

  • area / size 30,364 sqft
  • Year 2018
  • Location Xiamen, China,
  • Type Hotel,
  • As a boutique hotel, the concept of ‘floating city on the sea’ can be seen throughout the hotel design, combining the local cultural elements of Minnan with urban design techniques, it narrates the historical changes of “the fishing village”.

    Besides the interior design, CCD also engaged in the hotel architectural design and landscape design, as you can feel the integrity of the space and the unity of the entire hospitality design from the drop-off area.

    Different from traditional hotels
    Combine the history of local cultural with spatial details and let the guests to discover and experience from the design elements.

    Guests enter the hotel as if they are having a village tour, with alleys, walls and landscapes. The entrance of the hotel incorporates the local culture of ‘brick wall’, which is a very unique way of building a wall in Minnan architecture that uses stones and bricks of different shapes to overlay and build simple and beautiful walls.

    The designer also used the mansion method to design the hotel lobby. The first sight of the guest after they get off from the drop-off area and enter the hotel is not the hotel lobby, but a door that is several meters wide, and if they are entering a mansion house. Then they will see the brick wall, followed by cultural exhibition area, then other landscapes and finally the lobby bar and reception.

    A cozy and spacious lobby provides a space where curious people from all over the world can interact and share their adventurous journey in Xiamen.

    All-day-dining Restaurant
    The design incorporates natural comfort and childhood memories, vintage chandeliers, metal-trimmed glass doors, wooden tables and chairs; it brings guests back to the restaurant where they used to go with their parents. Here, the curious people walk into the old days of Xiamen.

    The design of the guestroom is natural, warm and cozy, creating a sense of home. Meanwhile, it also tries to open the space as much as possible as to form a transparent visual experience.

    Getting rid of the traditional framework, and strengthen the interaction of spatial functions through subtle design, so that each area can be used alone and connected.

    After the entrance is the cloakroom and the luggage rack, which is designed to make the walkway more functional and to make the largest use of space. In detail, it also closely follows the concept of floating city, as the wash table and the bed are suspended from the ground.

    The city view and beach outside the window is one of the hotel’s business cards. The wash table, mini bar and operating desk form a small living room, so that guest can sit in the living room and enjoy the scenery with tea, just like the local residents. The texture of the old buildings in the city is projected onto the walls of the guest rooms, and the patterns of the old buildings in Gulangyu are carved into ceramic tiles, which become time fragments to record the traces of the years.

    DesignCCD / Cheng Chung Design
    Photography: courtesy CCD & Hilton