Seth Powers Photography

Seth Powers Photography

Shanghai, CN


Grand Hyatt Xi’an / LTW Designworks

Grand Hyatt Xi’an takes reference from the spirit of the Silk Road and reinterpret into the elegant contemporary interiors of the hotel.

The theme begins in the double-height lobby where patterned timber walls form wing-like motifs and a large feather-like sculptural feature extends ten meters from the floor to the ceiling, lit from below. The lobby’s bubble lifts are wrapped in curved laser-cut metal screens with images depicting ancient Chinese palaces. An extravagant curved staircase leading to the function rooms sets the scene for a grand entrance by evoking the motion of desert sand dunes.


In the guest rooms, LTW selected vibrant colors together with varying shades of ochre, off-white and tan to complement the upholstered furniture, timber walls and millwork. Referencing the hotel’s Silk Road theme, Chinese pavilions are etched onto headboards and panels.

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Status: Built
Location: Xian, CN
Firm Role: Photography