China’s gleaming new The St Regis in Tianjin’s Heping district will be hard to miss when it opens in October.
1 September, 2011
The iconic shape of the 18-storey glass and steel structure is inspired by its location. Set along the Hai River, The St Regis Tianjin sits right in the financial heart of Heping district, which is considered the ’jin men’ or ’gateway’ to Tianjin city – home to some of Northern China’s most treasured cultural, historic and natural attractions.
Tianjin has also historically been known as China’s most international city. Hardly surprising then that the design reflects these influences with hints of the Art Deco and Art Nouveau.
The interiors are by KCA International, whose most notable projects include the Four Seasons Hong Kong and Burj Al-Arab Dubai.
From the choice of materials such as hammered glass and mirrors, to the decorative patterns on lamps and chandeliers, references are made to the opulence of a bygone era.
Other unique features include Chinese star map motifs in the hotel lobby, and an artwork by famed Chinese ceramicist Zhu Legeng made up of 230 pieces of handmade ceramic pieces spanning an entire stretch of wall.
With its proximity to the city’s financial and government district and key commercial areas, The St Regis Tianjin has also been designed to accommodate large corporate functions and social events.
The hotel features over 2,700 sqm of thoughtfully designed and highly functional meeting and special event spaces, including an elegant Sky Ballroom on the 15th floor with sweeping views of Tianjin.
It’s also a 25-minute ride to Binhai International Airport and is located within walking distance to the Tianjin Railway Station with high-speed rail service to Beijing.
The St Regis Tianjin
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
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