Renaissance Nanning Hotel
The guest arrival experience starts with the journey through the wet season and culminates with the harvest celebrations. Guests are greeted by the “raining” foyer dripping with vertical glass rods before entering the lobby. The sculptural feature wall at the reception counter reminds one of the terraced fields.
With agriculture as their main source of livelihood, the people paid tribute through ethnic music and dance. Bronze drums were believed to bring rain for irrigation whilst dragon-dance and fireworks celebrated a rich harvest.
At the All Day Dining, scenes of the street feast are recreated with abstract vernacular architecture facades with the buffet area interpreted as the village market.
The inspiration for the banquet hall comes from the fireworks lighting to celebrate important festivals.
The story of the tribe’s weaving craft continues into the guestroom levels. Lights are interwoven by casting overlapping beams of blue and red rays running through the entire corridor.
Deconstructed patterns are woven into the floor tiles, wall, carpet and lighting, further conforming to the weaving patterns used by the tribe.