Tawatchai Kobkaikit： 皇家悬崖酒店集团度假村位于芭堤雅海岸64英亩的土地上，是首批拥有四家五星级酒店的度假村之一，被认为是芭堤雅酒店的地标。曾经是奢华和专属的同义词，但是随着时间的推移，随着度假村的设施和布局变得过时，它的历史已经走在了前面。为了让度假村重新回到奢华的状态，曼谷的景观设计师( LAB )被请来为度假村的两大酒店——皇家悬崖大酒店和皇家翼套房水疗中心设计开放空间的翻新。
Tawatchai Kobkaikit： Situated on 64-acres of land off the coast of Pattaya is the Royal Cliff Hotel Group Resort one of the first resorts with four 5-start hotels and is considered a landmark for hospitality in Pattaya. Once synonymous for luxury & exclusivity, over time however, its history was preceding itself as the facilities & layout of the resort were becoming outdated. In order to get the resort back to its luxury status, Landscape Architects of Bangkok (LAB) were brought on to design the renovation of the open spaces for the two main hotels of the resort – Royal Cliff Grand Hotel and Royal Wing Suites & Spa.
The renovation project first addressed the hotel entrances which were in dire need of a ‘facelift’ as the once timeless approaches to the hotel drop-offs were losing its luster. Contemporary materials and patterns were introduced to highlight and compliment the architectural characteristics of the resort. Deep colored and darker stones with metallic flakes were laid out in repeating patterns to draw contrast from the white colored façades, yet speak to the language of the wavy array of balconies found at Royal Cliff Grand Hotel or the more angular forms found at the Royal Wing Suites & Spa. The wavy repeated patterning, curvilinear or rectilinear, was carried throughout the new materials, forms, and layout of the landscape. The varying motifs used for each hotel site was an important device to connect the design of the entryway to the rest of the outdoor amenities for each respective hotel. Establishing striking main entrances with strong connections to the Royal Cliff Resort amenities was significant in bringing back the grand reception that the client was seeking.
入口与室外景墙元素统一The entrance and exterior wall elements are unified
The client also commissioned LAB for the renovation of the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel poolside amenities, which is a key area of the Resort because of the prominent sea view. The design looked to provide a balance of hardscape & softscape and incorporate more water features, including additional fountains + misting cascades, that would integrate with the pool to maintain a natural scenery. Design elements used in the entryway organically flow to the outdoor amenities’ space and extend into the lower restaurant patio. The hardscape color palette again used a mixture of dark tones, however, this time a deep blue-purple chromatic scheme was used to mimic the color of the sea while also providing a nice contrast for the bright white color of the hotel architecture. An ‘extreme makeover’ of the layout and reconfiguration of the grading helped recapture the beautiful vista views of Lan Island and the sea view sunset.
By creating more breathtaking entrances and views of the site through the introduction of more contemporary materials and design layout, the landscape renovation and enhancements of the Royal Cliff Resort brought back the resort’s reputation as the most luxurious hotel destination along the Pattaya coastline.
悬崖SPA区Cliff SPA area
名称: Royal Cliff
设计总监: Tawatchai Kobkaikit (under Landscape Architects of Bangkok)
Name: Royal Cliff
Design Director: Tawatchai Kobkaikit (under Landscape Architects of Bangkok)
Location: Pattaya, Thailand
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