AB Concept has unveiled the design details of its work with the Waldorf Astoria Xiamen. The firm created the 5-star hotel’s lobby area – including the entryway, concierge and reception, courtyard lobby lounge named Trellis, and VIP room – banqueting facilities, garden terrace foyer restaurant Peacock Alley, and Chef’s Table restaurant.
AB Concept looked to capture both the historical and contemporary thriving essence of Xiamen, paired with the timeless luxury for which Waldorf Astoria is renowned. The overarching interior brief is that of a grand garden manor, to which AB Concept responded with a design journey that is romantic and elegant, reinterpreting European architectural form through expressive contemporary elements as well as incorporating sculptural intrigue with typical Amoy features, such as arched gates, pillared hallways, mullioned windows, and parquet.
In the lobby lounge Trellis, seating is arranged in small groups to allow intimate social or business gatherings and afternoon teas. In this double-height room, AB Concept has fostered an outdoor look and feel with large arched windows, indoor balconies and skylight-like lights to achieve a sense of natural light. The materials and palette add textural richness with marble, warm timber, velvets, green tones, and bronze trims.
Photo: Courtesy of AB Concept