Perched on the top floor of Banyan Tree Macau, dwp’s speciality feature restaurant serves up an underwater experience with city views.
8 November, 2011
Located on the first floor of what has been dubbed “the first high-rise resort in Macau”, the Belon Oyster Bar & Grill designed by dwp takes guests underwater, ironically, with its oceanic-inspired interior.
Set over 2,000sqm, the restaurant is conceived to be generously spacious.
Starting with the oyster shape, the design takes reference from a continuation of underwater forms, movements and colours. Curvaceous oceanic shapes and details, inspired by aquatic forms of scallop tails, jellyfish, tentacles, waves and spiraling shells, envelop the restaurant.
Guests make their way from the entry landing onto a grand feature glass staircase that glows deep blue underfoot. Descending into the restaurant, they will pass a waterfall and a custom kinetic artwork that moves and sways in an imaginary current, via a long and elegant reception, to arrive at the oyster bar.
One of the most eye-catching features, says dwp’s Design Director in Hong Kong, Dale Yeo, is the whalebone arch corridor. This leads into the dining rooms with double-height starlit ceilings. The lights, Yeo explains, are “made from a series of wave-shaped, and undulating-height, suspended crystals.”
The private rooms are lower key, but have a more relaxed glamour. Rich timber wall panelling, tall windows and drapery create comfortable an intimate spaces.
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