Andaz Nanjing Hexi-The House of Andazis a modern interpretation of Nanjing. Designed for affluent new-generation trendsetters, Andaz Nanjing Hexi invites guests to express themselves through sophisticated and playful experiences that are deeply rooted in local vitality. It redefines luxury by bringing contemporary space, unscripted service, and vibrant programming under one roof.
The mainentrance of House of Andaz serves as a transition from the bustling city to a serene and refined retreat. On the left, the vertical panel design showcases the Andaz logo’s alphabet on each door panel, while also providing an open fire-escape route and establishing an elegant sense of arrival. To the right, guests can access the concierge. The entryway is a perfect balance of practicality and aesthetics, evoking a welcoming atmosphere for guests to settle into Andaz Nanjing.
As guests enter through the main entrance, they will be warmly greeted by the concierge. To maximise the compact space, a sleek and seamless desk is been installed, creating a bold statement while discreetly concealing necessary equipment within tall bookcases behind it.The linear design allows the concierge to operate efficiently within a relatively small space, deviating from the traditional bulky design of a concierge desk. Adding to the unique touch of the space is a modern topographical artwork of Nanjing, which is hidden behind the bookcases. The space is adorned with a modern topographical artwork of Nanjing that is cleverly hidden behind the bookcases, contributing to its unique character. Additionally, a vibrant tangerine hue embodies Andaz’s dynamic spirit, complemented by modern Chinese ornamental details that enhance the sense of place. This intimate entryway provides a welcoming embrace before guests arrive at the expansive Level 7.
Reception, Lobby Lounge, Bar, All Day Dining & Chinese Restaurant
Upon arrival at Level 7, guests will step into a vast, double-volume open space that encompasses the Reception, All-day dining, Chinese Restaurant and bar areas, with no walls dividing them. The studio eliminated all walls and instead use drop panels and vertical screens to subtly divide the space while maintaining an open and welcoming atmosphere. This creates a seamless flow from one area to another. Here lies the nucleus of Andaz, where ideas, lives, and journeys converge and interweave in flawlessly crafted spaces.
Reception, Lobby Lounge, Bar
As guests arrive, they will be greeted by the lobby lounge, which leads to the reception area. The lounge is elevated and includes an L-shaped sofa, a tall standing desk, and additional seating options in the corner. In the reception area, there are two separate counters facing each other, which allows guests to stand beside each other instead of in front of the receptionist. This fosters a more personal interaction between guests and staff. Following the reception area is the lobby bar, where guests can relax and enjoy a drink while waiting to check in or out. The centrepiece of the space is a state-of-the-art drop panel positioned above the bar, featuring a modern art piece in a vibrant tangerine hue. The artwork displayed on the drop panel serves as a unifying element for level 7.
Located across from the lobby bar is the bistro, which serves as the hotel’s all-day dining venue. The bistro features a seating area and an open kitchen. The absence of walls throughout the entire level posed a challenge in concealing the exhaust. However, the Collective added bookcases with patterns and rhythms to fill the 8-meter-high ceiling and create a visually dynamic impact, all while maintaining a consistent design language. To further conceal the kitchen from the main area, a bookcase with a similar language as the exhaust is placed between the dining area and the kitchen, creating an aesthetic appeal.
The Chinese restaurant is located after the open kitchen in the tavern, above the area there is an artwork that mirrors the bar drop panel, creating a seamless design language. Additionally, four private dining areas are tucked away from the open space, providing guests with the option for intimate gatherings.
This allows the intermingling of boundaries among these spaces and seamlessly integrates and separates them at the same time, connecting them to the pulsating heart of Andaz.