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Renaissance Xi’an Hotel draws classic geometric game Tangram into its design

by | Mar 28, 2019 | Design

The Renaissance Xi’an Hotel’s Tangram-inspired lobby

A new hotel created by renowned interior designers Wilson Associates has opened in the Chinese city of Xi’an and wows guests with unique geometric design.

A traditional Chinese game based on geometry is the inspiration for one of international interior design firm Wilson Associates’ newest hospitality projects.

The Renaissance Xi’an Hotel uses Tangram as a motif throughout the property.

We take a look inside.

Geometric by design

International interior architecture firm Wilson Associates are renowned for their work in the hospitality industry.

Recently, their Singapore studio turned its hand to the design of the Renaissance Xi’an Hotel, located in the Chinese city of Xi’an.

The concept for the 396-key property was inspired by the classic Chinese puzzle game of Tangram, where players use seven geometric pieces – squares, triangles and rhomboids – to create different patterns.

This theme is used throughout the hotel, from the lounge seating in the reception area to the headboards in the guest rooms.

The shapes used in the game have also been recreated by the design studio as jewelled elements which can be found in the smaller details of the interiors, encouraging guests to look closely as they discover the hotel.

Art and amenities at every step

On top of some furniture being almost decorative in nature, art installations such as the set of hanging beads over the staircase and flourishes of traditional Chinese design lend the Renaissance Xi’an Hotel a touch of creative class.

Guests can even have a go at playing Tangram themselves in the game room or take a culinary tour of China in one of the hotel’s numerous restaurants.

The property is also ideal for business travellers who can use the 26,000 sqft (2,400 sqm) of flexible meeting, conference and events space.

The swimming area’s deck is dotted with bird cages and reminds bathers of Tai Chi parks, while the shower area evokes martial arts stands.


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