Swire Hotels will unveil its third “House Collection” hotel in the fourth quarter of 2014.
The Temple House will be located in the heart of Chengdu (Sichuan Province), within the Chengdu Daci Temple Cultural and Commercial Complex, a project jointly developed by Sino-Ocean land and Swire Properties. It is an integral part of the city government’s project to preserve heritage buildings surrounding the thousand-year-old Daci Temple.
Designed by UK-based architects MakeArchitects, the hotel will feature a three-dimensional woven facade that combines modern design with the traditional Chengdu architectural elements of timber, brick and step stones. In addition, bamboo trees will frame the hotel’s entrance, which is set in a beautifully restored hundred-year-old Chinese courtyard building first built in the Qing Dynasty.
The 100-room hotel and 42 adjoining serviced apartments will deliver “understated luxury experiences…founded on deeply personalized service for every guest.” The design of the rooms will evoke the modest houses provided for the scholars who came from different parts of the world to study at the Temple.
“Our goal is to create a highly-individualized hotel which houses a series of dynamic restaurants and uniquely-designed facilities. The Temple House presents an ideal opportunity to extend our brand into one of China’s wealthiest and fastest-growing regions,” says Brian Williams, managing director of Swire Hotels.