Kempinski Hotel Nanjing
Located in the old town centre, Kempinski Hotel Nanjing is adjacent to the Ming Dynasty Palace Ruins, the world’s largest palace complex during the Middle Ages. To remind people of the transient yet glorious dynasty and to endow the hotel with unique memorable points and core competitiveness, the designer applies cultural elements of Ming Dynasty to the magnificent space to give a review of the ancient Chinese civilization that appeared 600 years ago, so as to build an exclusive Kempinski for Nanjing.
Typical cultural themes of Ming Dynasty, such as the “Imperial Palace”, “Jiangnan Examination Hall”, “Qinhuai Night Scenery” and “Jinling Taverns”, are included into the space design. Through modern design approaches, rather than simple history reproduction, the design simplifies the otherwise complex palace architecture and royal culture, making the space both an epitome of history and a place that meets modern people’s residential requirements, as well as a perfect integration of international hotel brand advantages and local ethnic features.
In terms of circulation design, considering business requirements and later-phase operation, the designer separates public areas from guestroom areas. The lobby and guestrooms are on a higher level, which can be reached via dedicated elevators and therefore provide a better and more private living experience. In contrast, the ballroom and restaurants are at the first floor to facilitate hotel guest services and attract surrounding potential customers as well. What’s more, the lobby lounge, meeting room, bar and other adjacent function areas share the F&B preparation system to optimize public space efficiency while maximizing the hotel’s revenue.
Project Name: Kempinski Hotel Nanjing
Project Location: No. 218, Longpan Middle Road, Qinhuai District, Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province
Project Area: 36666 square meters
Design Unit: Yang Bangsheng & Associates Group
Open Date: October 1, 2019