PortfolioThe Bentley Suite at the St. Regis New York
New York, New York, USA
Chernomoritz Park Spa Hotel
2.03.12 - Out of the red
The project, while definitely contemporary, takes its design cue from the almost Balkan feel of the setting and the area's history as a late 19th century spa destination. Heyes says an example is a decorative pattern--to be etched into the main building's signature glass walled exterior--that alludes to Russian Art Nouveau motifs.
Like others, Heyes says that working in the region has not been one of his easiest projects. But, he adds, "everything is changing too fast and that shows. I've had some of the most interesting and provocative design discussions of my career there. They know the heritage, they take the time to do their homework."
CHALLENGE The design challenge was to create an exclusive and integrated resort across two adjacent but separate sites that incorporate the levels of luxury, privacy and security expected in this part of the world. The Chernomoritz Park Spa Hotel and serviced residences have to be designed and constructed according to a tight programme where some additional site limitations, such as the sea defence and the existing trees, have to be respected.
SOLUTION With integrated service lines WATG was able to provide a fast track design process. Our in-house experience and knowledge proved vital in creating a world class destination to be used for the 2014 Winter Olympics and enjoyed for the many years to follow.
SIZE 12.8 ha site 200 guestrooms 7 spa villas 21 park villas 18 townhouses 418 apartments
AMENITIES Spa; villas; townhouses and apartments; retail and subtropical gardens
CLIENT OAO Pansionat Otdikha