Hotels + Hospitality

The Hotel Windsor

Melbourne, Australia
Halim Group
Project 2009 – Current

Denton Corker Marshall’s design for the redevelopment of a heritage-listed hotel combines the existing historic fabric with a fresh contemporary expansion.

The tripartite composition is designed to return The Hotel Windsor to its rightful place of pre-eminence as Australia’s only Grand Hotel.  The Hotel is restored faithfully to its original exterior appearance – in particular the re-opening of the colonnaded ground level frontage.

A new corner building is to be a simple perforated cube with seemingly random perforations, creating modulation and visual texture that invokes a 21st century reflection of the adjoining 19th century frontage.

An ultra slim tower forms a backdrop – literally a curtain – that allows a clear reading of the profile of the Windsor’s historic towers.  It is set far back enough to be read as a building unconnected with The Hotel Windsor itself, an arrangement which compares very favourably to other heritage / new built forms in the surrounding streetscapes.

Alila, Solo

Solo, Indonesia
Pt Catur Putra Jati
Project 2011 – 2015

Located at the gateway to Solo, the new Alila Hotel is a luxury urban retreat set in a heritage rich city.

The Hotel comprises nine slender stick like towers accommodating 255 guest rooms.  The stick towers range in height from 11 to 28-storeys rising above the city’s main tree lined commercial avenue like a series of monoliths.  On the upper most floors, four suites feature terraces framed by hanging gardens and plunge pools.

Internally, a batik installation stretches along the lobby’s ceiling like a floating curtain.  The guest rooms are softly accented by light timber and dreamy murals inspired by wayang (traditional Indonesian puppet operas), with views of the 300 year old city and the imposing silhouettes of the volcanoes surrounding Solo.

The Hotel has a range of technology driven, resort inspired facilities from the Executive Lounge and Spa Alila, to a rooftop bar and an in-house restaurant.  It also includes the largest ballroom and events space in Central Java.

Penfolds Magill Estate

Adelaide, Australia
Treasury Wine Estates
Project 2011 – 2015

The redevelopment of Penfolds Magill Estate creates a unique, integrated visitor experience providing a new Cellar Door with tasting rooms; a café; meeting and educational spaces; winery tours; and personal cellars for VIP customers.

The new Cellar Door is relocated to the central heart of the site allowing visitors to experience the heritage aspects of the winery including the earliest cellars and their original stone walls. Modern architectural insertions including blackened metal art screens, display Penfolds wine bottles with their distinctive red caps.

Perforated timber ceilings reference the South Australian coastline and Penfolds vineyard locations through the state.  This flows from the Cellar Door to the new café, Magill Estate Kitchen.  The Kitchen uses a combination of lighting through the perforated timber, recreating the feeling of dappled sunlight shining through the vines.  Located in a transparent glass cube, the Kitchen allows visitors to enjoy views of the heritage-listed Grange Cottage and the surrounding vineyard, when dining indoors or on the grand veranda.

2017 AIA South Australian Chapter – The Keith Neighbour Award for Commercial Architecture

2017 AIA South Australian Chapter – The Robert Dickson Award for Interior Architecture

Kempinski, Nusa Dua

Bali, Indonesia
Project 2014 – 2019

Maya Sanur Hotel Resort + Spa

Bali, Indonesia
PT Hotel Pandan Arum
Project 2010 – 2014

Maya Sanur Resort + Spa is a beachfront resort with 103 guest rooms; a spa; three swimming pools including a 158 metre long divided lagoon pool and three dining venues plus a beachfront tree bar with panoramic ocean views on all three levels.

The traditional Balinese concept of living harmoniously with nature is honoured with a green roof sheltering intimate spaces with inspiring lagoon views.  Entry to the Resort is through a dramatic two-storey porte-cochere, marked with five modern kul kul bell towers.  Innovative charcoal ceilings throughout the reception atrium are not only visually stimulating, but naturally absorb sound and cleanse the air.

The Hotel locates two restaurants on the Jalan Danau Tamblingan street front and skilfully extends a single loaded linear guestroom wing all the way to the Sanur beachfront.


Oakridge Winery, Cellar Door + Restaurant

Yarra Valley, Australia
Project 2010 – 2013

Viewed from the Maroondah Highway, the new building has a distinctive reading, with a red cantilevered ‘box’ sitting on top of a single level cellar door, restaurant and function room.

The project involved the demolition of the existing building to make way for a new cellar door and a flexible restaurant space.  This can be converted to a function room accommodating 120 people.

Full floor to ceiling glazing in both spaces allows expansive views over the vineyard while the red cantilevered ‘box’ houses all the services equipment.

The Cube, Asia Square

BlackRock Property Singapore
Project 2007 – 2013

The Cube at Asia Square is a 17 metre high, 6,000m² city room, sitting within a total of 9,300m² of covered open space.  It is designed to accommodate both local office workers, and visitors associated with precinct, and city wide gatherings and events.

The space is characterised by:

– a random pattern of square skylights providing both natural light and natural ventilation;

– four vast video walls – the largest microtile screen installation in Asia – which activate the side walls;

– café, restaurants and bars activating the edges;

– entry and address to the tower lobbies;

– vehicular drop off and arrival;

– trees and fountains; and

– a food court on the upper level.

It has swiftly become a destination, a meeting point, and the main public gathering place in the business district.

In association with Architects 61.

The Westin Singapore

BlackRock Property Singapore
Project 2007 – 2013

The Westin Singapore is a luxury, 5 Star business hotel located in Singapore’s central business district.

With panoramic views over Marina Bay, Sentosa Island and the Straits of Singapore, the Hotel sits on top of 32 levels of prime commercial space in Asia Square Tower Two.  The 16-storey Hotel accommodates 305 guest rooms with a standard deluxe room of 48m².  The Hotel also features extensive conference facilities, three restaurants, a Fitness Studio and Heavenly Spa by Westin, and an infinity edge pool with dramatic views from a height of 36-storeys.

The Hotel offers convenient access to The Cube city room food and beverage precinct below, transport facilities, and the Stock Exchange and business district.

The Asia Square project is one of the region’s most environmentally efficient developments, having been awarded Singapore’s platinum Green Mark certification.

In association with Architects 61 and FBEYE International.

Zhongkun Vineyard

Beijing, China
Beijing Zhongkun Investment Group
Project 2010 – 2012

Located north of Beijing near the Great Wall of China, this exclusive vineyard resort development is high-end in all respects.

The 100 hectare site sits in rural land sheltered by a mountain range.  A gradual approach along an 800 metre avenue heightens the sense of arrival.

The expressive gesture is of long walls with sticks on top, and a skewed metal tube resting jauntily on the sticks.  The buildings are configured to follow the land contours.  Submerged into the landscape, they come into view as a succession of stack stone walls.

The resort comprises a state-of-the-art winery, cellars, wine tasting facilities and related tourism facilities: art gallery, premium quality restaurants, day spa and conference venue.

Stage one includes 33 luxury clubhouse villas, each with a generous floor plan of some 1,500m², and a 6 Star, 60 suite boutique hotel.

The project has been designed and is awaiting the next stage of development.


Melbourne, Australia
Izakaya Enterprises
Project 2011 – 2012

Hihou is located opposite Treasury Gardens in Melbourne’s central business district but the bar’s design transports patrons to the city of Tokyo in Japan.

The anonymous entry on Flinders Lane, with no signage and just an intercom at the door, further enhances patrons’ sense of being transported to another city.

Inside the venue, sliding screens are used to create flexible planning.  A minimalistic corridor guides patrons to the bar on the first floor.  The bar space is designed with a timber chandelier which doubles as a wine rack and a screen.

A feature wall is created with timber battens arranged into a three-dimensional piece of artwork with bottles and glasses displayed in between the battens, adding another dimension.


2013 Eat-Drink-Design Awards – Winner Best Bar Design

Nama Nama

Melbourne, Australia
Izakaya Enterprises
Project 2011 – 2012

Nama Nama was designed with light coloured materials: lime washed timber boards, white joinery and white powdercoated aluminium, in order to make the architecture a blank canvas through which to celebrate the colour of the food.

A feature element of the space that is not white, is the bar / counter.  The restaurant’s existing timber counter was sanded back to its natural form and stained in bright yellow.

All the other timber elements used in the space were also stained or oiled to retain the texture and pattern of the natural material.  The neutral tones and colours draw the customer’s attention to the food on display in the counter.


2013 Eat-Drink-Design Awards – High Commendation Best Cafe Design

Anantara Uluwatu

Bali, Indonesia
PT Tiara Inti Mulia; Mr Frans Hasjim
Project 2009 – 2011

Located on a cliff edge 20 minutes from Denpasar International Airport, the 1.7 hectare site is on prime coastal land with sweeping sea views of the Indian Ocean.

Staggered rows of luxury villas and apartments appear to grow out of the dramatic limestone incline, while the indoor spaces blend with the lush, tropical garden and seaside setting.  The stepped arrangement ensures each unit’s privacy.

The scheme comprises eight ocean front villas, six garden villas, 20 ocean front units, 40 ocean view units and two duplex penthouses.  Sizes range from 83m² (one bedroom units) to 250m² (two – three bedroom villas with private pools).

Facilities include an infinity edge swimming pool, day spa, fitness centre, restaurants, roof top terrace bar, library, kids’ club and day care, meeting rooms and a mini theatre.

The resort is operated by Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas.

Izakaya Den

Melbourne, Australia
Izakaya Enterprises
Project 2009

Hidden in a Melbourne city basement is this bold interpretation of a traditional Japanese izakaya – a place for meeting, drinking and sampling great food.

Channelling the character of Tokyo’s fashionable izakayas, Izakaya Den adds to the cultural restaurant scene thriving in Melbourne’s laneways, basements and rooftops.

Elevated tables offer a view of the busy preparation/cooking area behind the full-length bar.  At the far end is a communal stone table; a large mirror behind it extends the space further and conceals the back-of-house.

The palette of materials is simple, with the main bar running the full length of the space being the principle organising element.  Its blackened finish was burned using traditional Japanese methods.

At the entrance is a large graphic mural designed by Garry Emery.  It features a reproduction wood block by celebrated Japanese artist Hokusai overlaid with a manga comic character in colourful dots.

Sensa Hotel

Bandung, Indonesia
PT Karya Abadi Samarga
Project 2006 – 2009

Sensa Hotel Ciwalk is a 128 room hotel, on a four hectare site, located on Cihampelas Street, a vibrant retail destination in central Bandung.

The Hotel has been designed according to sustainable building criteria.  All public areas and corridors are naturally ventilated, and 80 percent of the guest rooms open onto balconies.

Courtyards are designed around the Hotel to protect the existing 100 year old pine trees and allow the building to engage with the existing vegetation.

The Hotel is connected to the Ciwalk Shopping Mall via two open bridges.

Verdura Resort + Spa

Sicily, Italy
Project 2004 – 2009

Verdura Resort + Spa occupies nearly two kilometres of private Mediterranean coastline.  The facility comprises a beachside resort hotel located adjacent an international standard gold courses, a world class spa, four restaurants and five bars.

Hotel accommodation is located in a strip behind the beach and set deep within the natural landscape.  Other rooms are located inland, in individual low-rise blocks of 12 rooms, each with their own terrace or balcony.

Covered and sheltered walkways provide external circulation and enhance the experience of being immersed in the Sicilian landscape.



Manhattan Hotel

Jakarta, Indonesia
PT Merlynn Park Hotel
Project 2000 – 2006

The Manhattan Hotel is a 5 Star, 33-storey business hotel with a gross floor area of 20,000m².  Accommodation consists of 260 guest rooms in the Hotel.  This includes a presidential suite, two deluxe suites, 102 junior suites and 134 superior guest rooms.

Facilities comprise five restaurants, banquet hall, a spa and fitness club, swimming pool, ballroom and carpark.

The simple, clean, elegant square tower form sets the Hotel apart from typical hotel double loaded corridor solutions.

Alila, Jakarta

Jakarta, Indonesia
PT Sumbermitra Wisatagraha Group
Project 2001 – 2002

The Alila Jakarta Hotel + Spa has 246 guest rooms, suites and apartments with sweeping views over Jakarta, taking in sights such as the Presidential Palace, National Museum and other historical landmarks.

The Hotel is designed as a staggered twin tower with modern interiors organised around a minimalist courtyard, allowing sunlight to penetrate deep into the large podium spaces.

An exclusive executive lounge is located adjacent to the swimming pool deck, a Mandara Spa and a new gymnasium.

Maya Ubud Resort + Spa

Ubud, Indonesia
PT Hotel Pandan Arum
Project 1998 – 2001

The Maya Ubud Resort + Spa comprises 60 luxury villas with private pools and 48 suites.

Located high between two river valleys, the resort sits on a long sloping peninsula of land, dropping off dramatically at its southern tip to the Petanu River.  Down at the riverside, the Maya Spa sits next to a small waterfall.

Maya Ubud’s design juggles with new and traditional concepts: there are no intricate Balinese paintings, masks or statues; instead, a deeper, ancient Balinese concept is celebrated through its landscape and architecture.

Siting is inspired by the prehistoric Balinese tradition with villages located along the Kaja-Kelod sacred axis, linking the mountains in the centre of the island – the realm of Gods (Kaja) – to the surrounding seas where the demons are (Kelod).

Adelphi Hotel

Melbourne, Australia
Project 1989 – 1993

Conversion of a former rag trade building to a 34 room boutique hotel with bar / bistro, restaurant and health club facilities.

The existing structure, form and overall character of the building has been retained, with the new works being treated as inserted elements within this fabric.  The new elements – stainless steel, aluminium, translucent glass, timber veneered panels and coloured planar surfaces – reinforce and clarify the new versus the old.

On the exterior, colour is a feature element of the building.  Panels, planes, sticks and constructions in vibrant blues, greens, yellows, oranges and reds are overlaid on the natural cement grey render tones.

A unique feature is the 25 metre long glass enclosed swimming pool which extends out over the street frontage at roof-top level.


1993 RAIA National President’s Award for the Most Outstanding Work of Recycled Architecture in Australia

1993 RAIA Victorian Chapter – Winner for Outstanding Architecture – Commercial Alterations + Extensions

1993 RAIA Victorian Chapter – Winner for Outstanding Architecture – Interior Architecture

Wenzhou Super Tower

Wenzhou, China
Project 2016

Pullman Hotel

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Project 2015

Guilin Riverside Resort Clubhouse

Guilin, China
Project 2013

Benagil Resort

Algarve, Portugal

The Stokehouse

Melbourne, Australia
Competition 2014

Culloden Reef Resort


Qingyuan Clubhouse

Qingyuan, China
Project 2012 – 2013

Mandarin Oriental Refurbishment

London, United Kingdom
Project 2007 – 2013

Radisson Blu Hotel

Liuzhou, China
Project 2007 – 2012

Mercure Jakarta Simatupang Hotel

Jakarta, Indonesia
Project 2006 – 2011

Doha Mixed Use Development Study

Doha, Qatar
Project 2010

Novotel Lampung

Lampung, Indonesia
Project 2006 – 2010

Pullman Dago Pakar Golf Resort

Bandung, Indonesia
Project 2006 – 2010

Xinyang Yangshan Resort Feasibility Study

Yangshan, China
Project 2009

The Shore Beach Restaurant, Nikko Hotel

Bali, Indonesia
Project 2008

Kooroora Redevelopment Study

Mt Buller, Australia
Project 2007 – 2008

Gold Diamond International Hotel

Nanning, China
Project 2005 – 2008

Harbour Lights

Cairns, Australia
Project 2003 – 2007

Sunshine 100, Wuxi

Wuxi, China
Project 2007

Discovery at Marigot Bay

Project 2004 – 2006


Melbourne, Australia
Project 2001 – 2006

Cluster Complex

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Competition 2006

Sake No Hana [Design | Kengo Kuma]

London, United Kingdom
Project 2006

Sofitel Wentworth

Sydney, Australia
Competition 2006

Dongqianhu International Education Forum Complex

Ningbo, China
Competition 2005

Boutique Hotel Study, South Bank

Brisbane, Australia
Project 2004

Novotel Palembang

Palembang, Indonesia
Project 2000 – 2004

Yauatcha [Design | Christian Liagre]

London, United Kingdom
Project 2003 – 2004

Artux Hotel

Xinjiang, China
Project 2002

1 Marina Place

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Competition 2001

Crowne Plaza, St James

London, United Kingdom
Project 1999 – 2001

Fish Restaurants, United Kingdom

Various Locations, United Kingdom
Project 1999 – 2001

Sheikh Zayed Tower Study

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Project 1998 – 1999

Millennium Plaza Study

Warsaw, Poland
Project 1998

Melbourne Tower Study

Melbourne, Australia
Project 1995 – 1998