DiLeonardo designs Kempinski’s largest property in China

DiLeonardo announced the opening of the Sunrise Kempinski Beijing, Kempinski’s largest property in China. DiLeonardo designed the 306-key hotel as part of the overall development that includes a 111-key State Guest Hotel and 12 luxury guest villas totaling 178 rooms set on a private island on Yanqi Lake.

Using the spirit of the rising sun, at its early stages of design, 20 of DiLeonardo’s designers worked on the project.

The hotel embodies the shape of the rising sun and symbolizes harmony and unity.  Paying homage to the landscape, the interior is inspired by the idea of framing the view, whether it is capturing the view of the exterior landscape or framing areas within. Key design elements include: juxtaposition of solids and voids, and infusing reoccurring geometric forms into unexpected spaces, design elements or features.

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The centerpiece of the hotel lobby is the art feature set around the main staircase. The feature is composed of thousands of glass spectrums hanging from ceiling to floor on stainless steel cables. The design reflects the exterior outline of the mountainous landscape beyond Yanqi Lake. Intentionally set apart, the panels are layered behind each other within the lobby space, each with a unique design intended to create depth as the viewer looks upon it from different angles.

The guestroom design is minimal, contemporary and relaxed. Hints of soft blues conjure a peaceful ambiance, with wallpapered panels softening the overall space, while printed fabric selections accent pillows. Honey golden wood in the flooring brightens the space.

The fine dining options include an all-day dining restaurant with 230 seats; a Chinese restaurant including five private dining rooms; Kemp Deli, designed as a café and cake shop; Tea Lounge, offering semi-private tea alcoves with diamond cut glass partitions and an outdoor area to watch the sunset over the lake; Sips Juice Bar, offering guests an area to lounge and interact before a workout or a swim in the pool; and Views Bar, located on the 19th level is a VIP space offering a lounge/dining restaurant with a private dining room that seats up to 10 people within a wine cellar setting. The

Views Bar also offers a Cigar Lounge, which is adjacent to the Whiskey Bar.

The property has 151,437 square feet of meeting space, including a 89,093-square-foot conference center and an outdoor event space set amid natural gardens.

DiLeonardo is a full-service interior architectural design firm Family-owned for more than 40 years, it is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, and with offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, and Manila.

Established in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski now manages a portfolio of 73 five-star hotels in 31 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. It is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA). 

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