How biophilia inspired Kengo Kuma’s design for the Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing

Hyatt Hotels Corporation expanded its Hyatt Regency brand in China with the opening of the first Hyatt Regency property in the capital of China—the Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing. Designed by architect Kengo Kuma, the hotel's architecture is inspired by the Chinese “Sanhe Yuan,” a three-sided structure embracing a green garden.

Biophilia—the incorporation of natural materials, elements and views—is deeply engrained in the hotel's design. The interior space uses a natural color palette, as well as natural materials. The lobby space allows natural light in through oak louvers underneath a glass skylight. The property also has green bamboo landscape and natural travertine, marble, granite, oak and walnut throughout.

The hotel's oriental aesthetic and biophilic design extends to its guestrooms that use oak wood, beige marble, green marble and wood grain patterned carpet. In total, the property has 348 rooms.

For dining, the property has five restaurants and bars: The Lounge; Market Café, which has an indoor garden; Cang Yue; The Music Bar; and Shunpachi, opening later this year.

Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing has a total of 60,277 square feet of spaces for conferences and social events, including the Regency Ballroom, measuring 14,746 square feet.

Till Martin is the general manager of Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing.

The hotel is located in the heart of the Wangjing Central Business District, and is accessible via the Airport Express, the Futong subway station on Line14 and the 798 Art District.

Photo credit: Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing