HBA designs Park Hyatt Hyderabad inspired by Indian culture
HBA has added to its portfolio in India with the design of the Park Hyatt Hyderabad, the first city Park Hyatt hotel in the country.
Scheduled to open this year, HBA has showcased local Indian culture and materials in its design, merged with a rich hospitality environment.
HBA took inspiration from the surroundings for the overall design. During the initial design stages, the designers spent time getting acquainted with the environment by visiting local museums, viewing historical architecture and studying local culture and fashion.
The result translates into Indian colours, patterns and fabrics that can be seen throughout the hotel. Indian motifs are found in the carpets which feature traditional henna patterns but are massively oversized in scale to look contemporary and not traditional.
Silk accents and vibrant colours influenced by Indian saris also permeate throughout the hotel’s design.
The eight-story hotel includes 185 guestrooms and 24 suites on the first six floors with 42 service apartments on the two uppermost floors.
Clad in natural Madurai granite from South India, the façade is clean and modern with expansive glass doors and windows, and a porte-cochere (coach door) with a shimmering steel mesh ceiling fixture which gives a chandelier effect at the entrance.
The lobby is designed with sparkling water features and plants that surround the hotel’s signature 35-foot tall white, abstract sculpture.
“The most distinguishable design feature in the seven story hotel is the open atrium. We were able to create a space that is both tiered and staggered allowing an enormous amount of light to break through. The space feels intimate because of the atrium’s cocooning affect,” said HBA senior associate, Greg Bates.
Each of the hotel’s guestrooms are among the largest in Hyderabad, measuring at least 463 square feet. Soft, neutral earthy tones and shades of silver and green in the guestroom furnishings were used to create a soothing ambience, while large glass windows add natural daylight within the room. The plan is such that guests may walk in the middle of the room and the bathroom is on both sides. The opulent, spa-inspired bathrooms include wet areas with oversized soaking bathtubs and glass enclosed showers.
With touches of contemporary features, all restaurants at Park Hyatt Hyderabad are designed with interactive show kitchens. Tre-Forni, the hotel’s signature restaurant is furnished in muted earth tones, dark polished hardwood floors, and hand carved Italianate tiles. Other restaurants include the Dining Room, The Living Room, and the Oriental Bar and Kitchen.
The 10,000 square foot facilities include five well-equipped treatment rooms, an outdoor swimming pool with sweeping views of the Banjara Hills, beauty and grooming studios for men and women, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, private cabanas and a meditation garden. HBA used a colour scheme consisting of a creamy neutral background with lavender, lilac, pink and amber. The treatment rooms have custom wood counters cut from whole logs with rough ‘live bark edge’ topped with hand cast bronze decorative sinks. Walls are scored and tacked with teak plank accents.
Meetings and Events
Designed to accommodate large and small groups, the hotel will be the first in India to offer Hyatt’s residential-style multi-function facility – The Meeting Residence. The flexible and intimate meeting spaces will exude a warm and welcoming home-style ambience for small and large functions. Park Hyatt Hyderabad’s total meetings and events facilities measure more than 17,000 square feet and feature a separate entrance and spacious parking facilities.
Park Hyatt Hyderabad marks HBA’s 45th completed project in India since 1997 .