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World's First Underwater Hotel to Open in the Maldives

15:00 - 6 January, 2019
World's First Underwater Hotel to Open in the Maldives , © Conrad Hotels & Resorts
© Conrad Hotels & Resorts

After years of construction, the world's first underwater hotel has officially opened in the Maldives. The hotel, part of the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, will allow guests to relax within the waters of the Indian Ocean and is touted by the developers as "an ambitious display of architecture, design, and technology."

Detailed Plans of 7 Famous Hotel Rooms; including The Shining, Pretty Woman, and The Hangover

11:00 - 24 December, 2018
Detailed Plans of 7 Famous Hotel Rooms; including The Shining, Pretty Woman, and The Hangover, The Hangover (Caesars Palace Hotel). Image © Expedia
The Hangover (Caesars Palace Hotel). Image © Expedia

Hotels, both real and fictional, have hosted some of TV and film’s most popular screenings through the years, from classics such as Pretty Woman to modern phenomena like Bates Hotel. While a weekend trip to fictional locations such as the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Fawlty Towers are beyond our reach, there are in fact many iconic hotel rooms from films that you can book right now.

To demonstrate this, Expedia recently commissioned a series of detailed floor plans of hotels from famous plots. From the Majestic Yosemite Hotel featured in The Shining (which is seemingly spatially possible after all) to The Ceasars Palace Las Vegas suits from the Hangover (Ceasar didn’t actually live there) we have republished the floor plans below for your inspection.

Luoqi Xitang Village B&B Hotel / Monolith Architects

23:00 - 30 October, 2018
Elevation along south side pool. Image © Lei Mao
Elevation along south side pool. Image © Lei Mao

Bird view. Image © Gang Wang Courtyard along south side pool. Image © Lei Mao Guest room. Image © Lei Mao Courtyard along south side pool. Image © Lei Mao + 49

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guojiagou Village, Xiaying Town, Ji County, Tianjin, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Lei Mao, Xiaoju Liao
  • Design Team

    Ke Sun, Zhe Peng
  • Client & Construction

    Beijing Luoqi Cultural Tourism Development Co., Ltd
  • Area

    1069.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

This Brazilian Resort is the Perfect Location for a Wes Anderson Film

08:00 - 22 September, 2018
This Brazilian Resort is the Perfect Location for a Wes Anderson Film, Mauá ballroom, its dome is 50 meters in diameter and 30 meters high. Image © Flagrante / Romullo Fontenelle
Mauá ballroom, its dome is 50 meters in diameter and 30 meters high. Image © Flagrante / Romullo Fontenelle

The entertainment industry frequently captures unusual architecture from theme parks that explore bygone eras to remote locales in the hills of Las Vegas that often go unseen.

A two-hour drive from Rio de Janeiro's renowned beaches you can find a 20th century French Normandy building in the state's sierra region: The Palácio Quitandinha.

Project Design Group's Spa Resort to be Partially Lost in the Turkish Landscape

08:00 - 15 September, 2018
Project Design Group's Spa Resort to be Partially Lost in the Turkish Landscape, © Project Design Group
© Project Design Group

Project Design Group has released details of their KentPlus YALOVA Wellness SPA Resort in Armutlu, Turkey. Situated in an idyllic, hilly region with sweeping sea views, the masterplan seeks to “enable residents to re-establish contact with nature” through buildings “partially lost” in the landscape.

Combining residential, hotel, and social facilities, the 330,000-square-meter scheme contains 14 different apartment block typologies, with a total of 163 blocks and 1001 apartments.

© Project Design Group © Project Design Group © Project Design Group © Project Design Group + 19

Baiming Xiangnanli / Centaland

19:00 - 29 August, 2018
Baiming Xiangnanli  / Centaland, © Zhi Chen
© Zhi Chen

© Zhi Chen © Zhi Chen © Zhi Chen © Zhi Chen + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    199 Wanxiang S Rd, Wuhou District, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Tong Gan, Defeng Zhou
  • Design Team

    Huafeng Shi, Zhilin Xia, Jiahui Zheng, Minghua Cai, Dongying Yu
  • Photography

    Zhi Chen
  • Client

    Baiming Properties
  • Area

    114258.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

URSIDE Hotel & Café / URSIDE

22:00 - 24 August, 2018
Exterior of URSIDE Hotel & Café After Renovation. Image © Ian Wang
Exterior of URSIDE Hotel & Café After Renovation. Image © Ian Wang

Bar. Image © Ian Wang Guest Room of 2nd Floor facing North. Image © Ian Wang Yongjia Xincun AirBnb. Image © Ian Wang SOLOS of 1st Floor	. Image © Ian Wang + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Huayuangang, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
  • Lead Architects

    Wang Fei
  • Interior Design

    Alex Ma
  • Area

    1700.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Boston's Tallest Residential Tower Tops Out, Designed by Pei Cobb Freed

14:00 - 23 August, 2018
© Four Seasons One Dalton
© Four Seasons One Dalton

The Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences One Dalton Street, Boston’s tallest residential building, has reached its full height of 742 feet, forming a significant presence on the Boston skyline. Designed by Henry N. Cobb of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, in collaboration with Cambridge Seven Architects, the 61-story scheme features 160 residences, a five-star hotel, and an adjacent park.

Cobb’s design for One Dalton comes 40 years after he designed another noted Boston landmark, the John Hancock Tower.

© Conor Doherty © Four Seasons One Dalton © Kwesi Arthur of Cambridge Seven Associates © Four Seasons One Dalton + 10

Chao Hotel Beijing / gmp Architects

00:00 - 20 August, 2018
Chao Hotel Beijing  / gmp Architects, © Christian Gahl
© Christian Gahl

© Christian Gahl © Christian Gahl © Christian Gahl © Christian Gahl + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Workers' Stadium E Rd, Chaoyang, Beijing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Meinhard von Gerkan, Stephan Schütz, Stephan Rewolle
  • Project leader

    Jun Su
  • Design Team

    Andreas Götze, Xiao Liu, Wenda Xiao, Matthias Wiegelmann, Ying Yang, Da Lin, Qiao Ding, Ye Yuan, Yihan Zhou
  • Project management China

    Ling Li, Fang Xie
  • Area

    31372.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

MIYA | LOSTVILLA Huchen Barn Resort / Ares Partners

02:00 - 13 August, 2018
Main road. Image © Shengliang Su
Main road. Image © Shengliang Su

Building B. Image © Shengliang Su Restaurant and building B. Image © Shengliang Su Restaurant. Image © Shengliang Su Room. Image © Shengliang Su + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Huchenxiang, Ninghai, Ningbo, Zhejiang, China
  • Lead Architect

    Helen Wang
  • Design Team

    Helen Wang, Hui Cheng, Zhu Colin, Jieling Hu, Mei Qin, Tengjun Zhan
  • Client

    Ninghai Tourism Bureau
  • Hotel Operator

    Lost Villa, Ninghai Jade Field
  • Area

    2630.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Zaha Hadid Architects' Mercury Tower adds a "Sense of Dynamism" to Malta's East Coast

12:00 - 6 August, 2018
West elevation render. Image Courtesy of VA
West elevation render. Image Courtesy of VA

Zaha Hadid Architects have released images of their proposed redevelopment of the historic Mercury House, situated in the tourism and entertainment center of Paceville on Malta’s east coast. An extensive renovation to the existing structure will see the integration of residential apartments, a boutique hotel, and a range of public spaces and amenities.

The boldest addition to the derelict heritage site will be a 31-story tower, rotating as it rises in response to different functional programs. The resulting form seeks to instill “a sense of dynamism within its silhouette that changes when viewed from different directions around Paceville."

Pavilion render. Image Courtesy of VA Swimming pool render. Image Courtesy of ZHA East elevation render. Image Courtesy of VA Piazza render. Image Courtesy of VA + 8

Qingli Hotel / Elsedesign + DPD

22:00 - 17 July, 2018
Qingli Hotel / Elsedesign + DPD, © BAI Yu
© BAI Yu

© BAI Yu © BAI Yu © BAI Yu © BAI Yu + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Dishui Village, Weizhou Island, Beihai, China
  • Design Team

    Alex Li
  • Project Architect

    Zhang Yi Wei
  • Principal

    Philip Fung, Lin Zheng
  • Area

    410.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Sanya SIXX Hotel / MODULO architects

00:00 - 12 July, 2018
Sanya SIXX Hotel / MODULO architects, The main facade in dusk. Image © Haibo Wang
The main facade in dusk. Image © Haibo Wang

The bird-view of the environment. Image © Haibo Wang The front view of the hotel. Image © Haibo Wang The reception and the corridor heading to the restaurant. Image © Haibo Wang The balcony. Image © Haibo Wang + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Houhaicun, Haitang, Sanya, Hainan, China
  • Lead Architect

    Mi Li
  • Principal Architects

    Mi Li, Xuan Liu
  • Area

    740.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

SIXX Hotel / MODULO architects

20:00 - 30 June, 2018
SIXX Hotel / MODULO architects, Hotel Facade Perspective. Image © Haibo Wang
Hotel Facade Perspective. Image © Haibo Wang

Courtyard. Image © Haibo Wang Lobby. Image © Haibo Wang Hotel Facade Perspective. Image © Haibo Wang Lobby. Image © Haibo Wang + 37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Wulingyuan, Zhangjiajie, Hunan , China
  • Lead Architects

    Mi Li
  • Principal Architects

    Mi Li, Xuan Liu
  • Interior Architects

    Kun Ma, Yongmiao Chen
  • Landscape architect

    Mi Li, Xuan Liu
  • Area

    2176.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

John Portman & Associates Wins Design Competition for "Super Tall" Tower in Wuxi, China

16:00 - 17 June, 2018
Courtesy of John Portman & Associates
Courtesy of John Portman & Associates

Even after the death of John Portman & Associates’ namesake architect in January, the firm continues his legacy of innovative and elegant hotel architecture. On Monday, the Atlanta and Shanghai-based firm announced that they had been selected to design a new hotel and residential tower in Xi Shui, China. Portman & Associates’ design, dubbed “Greenland Wuxi 200,” beat out international entries to a design competition hosted by the hotel developer Greenland Hong Kong Wuxi.

Tsingpu Baisha Retreat / Tsutsumi & Associates

20:00 - 7 June, 2018
Tsingpu Baisha Retreat / Tsutsumi & Associates, © Hiromatsu, Yuming Song (Beijing Ruijing Photo)
© Hiromatsu, Yuming Song (Beijing Ruijing Photo)

© Hiromatsu, Yuming Song (Beijing Ruijing Photo) © Hiromatsu, Yuming Song (Beijing Ruijing Photo) © Hiromatsu, Yuming Song (Beijing Ruijing Photo) © Hiromatsu, Yuming Song (Beijing Ruijing Photo) + 66

Yu Hotel / Shanghai Benzhe Architecture Design

00:00 - 7 June, 2018
Yu Hotel / Shanghai Benzhe Architecture Design, Yard. Image © SCHRAN Architectural Photography, Xuanmin Jin
Yard. Image © SCHRAN Architectural Photography, Xuanmin Jin

Loft guest room. Image © SCHRAN Architectural Photography, Xuanmin Jin The lobby and café echo each other at a distance. Image © SCHRAN Architectural Photography, Xuanmin Jin Atrium. Image © SCHRAN Architectural Photography, Xuanmin Jin Café. Image © SCHRAN Architectural Photography, Xuanmin Jin + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    439 Fu Xing Dong Lu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
  • Lead Architect

    Huajian Jiang
  • Graphic Design

    Benzhe Architecture Design
  • Area

    678.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018

MuWeCo / AIM Architecture

00:00 - 6 June, 2018
MuWeCo  / AIM Architecture, Building. Image © Dirk Weiblen
Building. Image © Dirk Weiblen

Building. Image © Dirk Weiblen Building. Image © Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mianyang, Sichuan, China
  • Lead Architects

    Wendy Saunders, Vincent de Graaf, German Roig, Ivan Yu, Leonardo Colluci, Allan Yang, Claudia Juhre, Zoe Zhu, June Deng, Andrew Irwin, Shelley Mock, Dongker, Liat Goldman, Ted Zhang, Kno Zhuang, Daniel Duan, Toni Pavic, Jiao Yan
  • Client

    Onesun LTD
  • Area

    5820.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs