May 2018: Located 200 km west of Bangkok, Hua Hin is a resort town where people go to escape the big city. Architectkidd’s design for the Palayana Hotel in Hua Hin aims to maximize its natural qualities and to create a place to escape from the chaos of urban life.
The Palayana tasked Architectkidd to build on an existing resort originally masterplanned and designed by Habita Architects. With the hotel’s renovation and rebranding, Architectkidd’s design heightened its qualities to be a five-star resort with a renewed sense of peace and relaxation.
Arriving to the hotel, one enters an imposing front building that forms the main hotel block and lobby. The front entryway passes from the main hotel at the entrance and out towards the beach and villas. Filtered by natural daylight, this new hotel and lobby entry design provides a contemporary connection for the hotel.
The landscape and foliage hide surrounding buildings and views until one reaches the beach where the restaurant and common areas are revealed along with the beachfront swimming pool.
The hotel villas are nestled within the landscape planting, with the existing design an interpretation of the local architectural vernacular. Architectkidd builds on this local character by contrasting it with a muted color tone and palette of materials.
Guest rooms are illuminated with large windows and natural daylight reflecting on to terrazzo flooring and furnishings. The new design communicates Palayana’s personality as a refined modern resort hotel with elegant lines.
With Architectkidd’s design for the Palayana in Hua Hin, the aim was to achieve a new level of sophistication and refinement and to celebrate its locale with sensitive and understated design additions.
Please view the gallery of images of the Palayana Hua Hin Hotel below.
Project: The Palayana Hua Hin
Project location: Cha-am, Thailand Area: 1.3 hectares, 40 meter private beach front
Architecture and Interior design: Architectkidd
Architectkidd team: Jariyawadee Lekawatana, Udomsak Komonvillas, Luke Yeung, Waraporn Srikokjareon, Pohnchanok Thongtha, Nopnapa Areevijittrakoon, Manassak Senachak
Lighting Design: Withlight
Sculptor: Dong Sculpture