PortfolioJumeirah Clearwater Bay Resort
Qingshui Wan, Lingshui, Hainan, China
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
Wailea, Maui, Hawaii, USA
2011-07-07 00:00:00.0 - "World's Best" List 2011
Awarded By: Travel+Leisure
CHALLENGE The client requested a 300- to 400-room hotel, with all entry and public areas near the water and ocean views from a majority of guestrooms.
SOLUTION Throughout the hotel, the architects used design elements to take advantage of, and enhance, the building's tropical setting: cross ventilation; sun-protected and breeze-cooled open spaces; natural lighting; the blurring of boundaries between indoors and outdoors; focus on water for sight, sound and feel; and the use of lush, exotic plant materials.
SIZE 15 Oceanfront acres; project size 380 guestrooms, including 75 suites
AMENITIES Retail shops; 24,000 square feet of meeting and function space; dining options indoors and out; library; children's playroom; fitness center with spa services; numerous water features and gardens; two tennis courts
OPERATOR Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts