Luxury Resort in Shijiazhuang, China
HRA is working with B+H Architects as the chief designer
for a grouping of luxury resorts located in the rolling countryside outside of Shijiazhuang, a city southwest of Beijing. This project brings together ideas that Howard
has been working with over the last couple of projects, especially on how to create a modern resort with the inviting character and charm of the golden age of travel. The style is picturesque (broken down into asymmetrical groupings) to give the three separate hotels a relaxed informality on the site. Within an overall consistent design aesthetic, each resort is given its own special features and design character.
This variety was essential to encourage guests to explore the entire site, enjoying the various services which include many day spas and dining experiences located throughout the three buildings on the site.
Howard is heading to Hong Kong to work on this project as well as other hotels for the B+H team. He will be the design director for these new projects, working with the global experts at B+H CHIL Design.