Countries across Asia are beginning Lunar New Year celebrations to welcome in the year of the sheep. It is a public holiday in many places with ethnic Chinese populations such as China, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia.
Interior Design Giants wishes all of you an happy new year!
Previewing the new year, there will be some very important design events and happenings that I want you to know!
1) Maison & Objet Asia, Singapore
It will take place from 10th to 13th March 2015 and is an annual event for the home, decoration and design. In the prestigious setting of the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, a strategic hub for the Asian region, provides unique visibility to companies wishing to access the exclusive areas of New Luxury.
See more here.
2) Asia Hotel Design Awards 2015, in March
Architects and designers from around the world entered over 150 projects from across Asia for the inaugural Asia Hotel Design Awards. The first round of judging has now been completed and the shortlist has been announced. The winners will be presented at the awards ceremony during Singapore Design Week at Parkroyal on Pickering, on Thursday 12 March 2015.
See more here.
3) InterContinental Shimao Shanghai Wonderland is expected to open this year.
Developed by Shanghai Shimao Property Group and to be managed by InterContinental Hotels Group, the hotel, named InterContinental Shimao Shanghai Wonderland, is expected to extend 19 stories into the bottom of the pit.
In 2012, CNN was announcing the project “Would you spend $300 a night to sleep underground? You might, once you see the jaw-dropping designs for China’s latest hotel project“. In 2015 we are waiting for the opening of the year! There is no scheduled date, but it expected to inaugurate in 2015.
Once completed, the deepest story of the luxury resort will be approximately 700 meters lower than the top floor of the world’s-highest-hotel-to-be, the Shanghai Tower J Hotel in Shanghai Tower, set for completion around the same time. 19 stories, 380 rooms, underwater restaurant. A 60-meter glass curtain will be built to mimic a waterfall next to the resort’s main structure.
Designed by UK-based engineering firm Atkins, the company behind the ostentatious Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, the quarry hotel design bagged a Gold Medal at last year’s commercial real estate MIPIM Asia Awards.
“Would you spend $300 a night to sleep underground?”