A stay at the Hyatt Place
Hyatt Place Phuket was the first Southeast Asia opening for the Hyatt when it launched in 2016. Featuring the brand’s stylish design, casual atmosphere and practical amenities the hotel has quickly become one of the most popular destinations in the region.
Boasting 161 spacious guestrooms, free Wi-Fi and 24-hour food offerings, Hyatt Place Phuket is located in the heart of Phuket overlooking the stunning white sand and sapphire blue sea of Patong Beach. Designed as three blocks surrounding the central swimming pool, the hotel is an indoor/outdoor experience. This clever design was recently recognised with a WAN Award nomination in the ‘Resort Complex’ category.
Masterminded by architects Original Vision Limited, the design of the hotel was inspired by three main elements. The first element dealt with the site’s masterplan and concerns that steepness would lead to a shortage of usable open space. The solution was to locate all the accommodation on the periphery of the site to free up an internal courtyard and provide the heart of the development as a terraced pool garden.
The second element was how to make the most of the stunning views and maximise day and sun light. The height of each building has been kept conservative so the space is not overpowered and also to provide ocean views to as many rooms as possible. The third element was the zig-zag elevation treatment which was inspired by the need for a ‘Cozy Corner’ to be included in each room. The zig-zags are formed by an alternating layout of balcony and solid wall. As well as creating a distinctive look and feel, this configuration also provides inter-balcony privacy that is often as problem for topical resort hotels.
The concept behind the function of the resort is inspired by the changing landscape of contemporary, multitasking leisure travellers. The target market is a newly identified segment who have successfully adapted to today’s ’24 hour lifestyle’ and share a mindset and way of life that revolves around seamlessly merging personal and professional activities. It achieves this by offering a balanced mix of spacious, comfortable and functional guestrooms along with efficient and concise facilities.
With 3.5km’s of beautiful sandy beaches on its doorstep, guests have access to the most comprehensive collection of restaurants, bars and facilities the island has to offer. Other highlights include a coffee and cocktails bar featuring specialty coffees and premium beers, as well as wines and cocktails, more than 400 square feet of flexible, high tech meeting and function space, an outdoor pool featuring an infinity edged pool with wading area and a 24-hour StayFit Gym featuring cardio equipment with LCD touchscreens and free ear buds.
Contradicting much of the surrounding area, Original Vision Limited has created a clean yet robust statement that attempts to calm the surrounding visual noise and provide breathing space in the urban fabric. To view more Original Vision Limited projects, please visit original-vision.com.