HOK releases concept images of Moscow’s Mandarin Oriental hotel
09 June 2009 GMT 18:02 (Moscow)
In partnership with the Mandarin Oriental Hotel chain, architect HOK is designing a luxury five-star development in the heart of Moscow.
The 250-room ‘upside-down’ hotel summons customers to check-in at sky lobby level affording visitors incredible views over Red Square and the Kremlin. HOK’s new design cleverly combines the old and the new and is located on a compact, central site on Tverskaya Road - Moscow’s equivalent to London’s Oxford Street.
The hotel is housed in a redeveloped historic building, originally constructed in the early 19th century as a private manor house. The building will retain two of the historic facades along with listed rooms on the ground and first floors.
The new nine level internal atrium features a contemporary approach on a Faberge Egg which rises from ground level and terminates as a specialty restaurant overlooking Red Square at level nine.
The hotel will be home to two ballrooms, a health spa and wellness centre, an indoor swimming pool, fitness centre and a variety of restaurants and bars.
Following completion of the concept design, HOK will shortly begin work on the project schematics and design and development stages. Construction is expected on site towards the end of 2009 and the hotel will open in 2011.