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Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central

Located in the center of Asia’s gaming capital, the Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central fuses fun and fresh youthfulness with regional influences from the Himalayas. “We wanted to capture the vibrancy of Macao and the Cotai Strip,” Kirk Nix, owner of KNA Design, said. “We felt that a clean, modern approach with bold accents would be ay to achieve this.”

With the hotel serving as the brand’s largest property to date, Nix noted, “We did our best to repeat the brand’s mantra of friendly service, affordable comfort and convenience in our design.”

KNA Design set out to create a stylish and exciting Holiday Inn on the Cotai Strip “that caters to a younger, hipper demographic,” Nix said.

“The design is fun, young and urban,” he noted. “Think low, sexy headboards with integrated lighting, mid-century-inspired lounge chairs and graphic patterns.” The bold pops of color create “fresh and exciting” rooms—which feature custom-designed furnishings, carpeting and lighting—with a design that “won’t keep you awake at night,” Nix pointed out. 

Though the palette is a calming neutral, with mink-stained woods, textured fabrics and a selection of limestone, “we threw in a vibrant punch of either fire-engine red or electric orange,” he said.

Nix expressed that he hoped they achieved a look that was approachable and indicative of the region while remaining timeless. “Now the hotel features a youthful, distinct design that is family friendly and surprisingly affordable for the visitors to Macao,” he said.

“This is the world’s largest Holiday Inn to date, so while we did our best to repeat the brand’s [aforementioned] mantra, we felt we had the opportunity and obligation to push the envelope a bit and come up with something really groovy and special,” Nix noted. After the firm “spent two years designing and detailing every inch of the space,” guests, Nix observed, have welcomed the Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central warmly. “When all is said and done,” he said, “that is the reason we are in this business, so we could not be happier with the outcome.”