HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
What started out originally as a Holiday Inn Resorts project which then evolved into a Citadines almost right on the doorstep of the famed Kuta Beach in the idyllic Isle Of Bali, was a project whereby we had the chance to weave our signature tune of ‘nature-meets-culture’ on a 190-odd room hotel.
Sun-shading devices on the facades are effortlessly evolved into rippling lines of an ocean waves, resonating with the surfers’ beach nearby. Overarching roofs - as required under the Bali Building Code & Development Guidelines - are draped with alang-alang thatches that will recall the world of beach huts on the roof top, resplendent with a lap pool and deck and rooftop bar for that magical hour of sunset. Columns that are treated visually as rows of bamboos adorn the road frontage, again a nod to nature, and in some subtle ways, to the stilts supporting houses commonly found on the neighboring Sumatran houses.
Kuta Beach, Bali
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)