NEW YORK—WATG has unveiled the design for Four Seasons Tianjin, which is located in the heart of China’s fourth largest metropolis. Rising above the city’s central business district and close to the main retail area and historic quarter, the 689-ft. building offers 259 hotel guestrooms, 90 residential units and some 53, 820 sq. ft. of retail space.
WATG’s vision for the property was to honor the rich urban fabric and commercial district that surround the site, while providing a world-class experience for the guest, according to the firm. Each room design incorporates refined details and elegant fittings. Central to the concept for the hotel was to allow natural daylight to filter through to all public areas and weaving the architecture seamlessly into Tianjin’s cityscape.
WATG’s design for the hotel encompasses two elaborate ballrooms, three restaurants, the L’Océan Spa and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Additionally, the hotel has a business center, residential club lounge and meeting rooms.
A 59-ft. high atrium within the podium forms the focal point of the building, connecting the ballroom levels and key public facilities. Taking inspiration from an urban piazza, the atrium creates a central point where guests can gather.
By day, the signature all-day dining restaurant, Cielo, is filled with natural light created by grand windows and a glass ceiling. By night, fireplaces and atmospheric lighting transform the restaurant into an intimate social space. An expansive outdoor garden pavilion is also available.