HKS Hill Glazier Studio Awarded Hilton Hotel Noida
INDIA – HKS Hill Glazier Studio has been commissioned to design a five-star, 250-key Hilton hotel in Noida, one of New Delhi’s four satellite cities.
The 29-story tower is set on a stone-clad podium. The conference center facility includes a 9,500-square-foot ballroom, a junior ballroom, Hilton meeting facilities, event lawn and a fully equipped business center. A resort-style pool – located on a sixth-floor, elevated deck – will provide guests with panoramic views of the city. A luxury spa is located adjacent to the pool area. A specialty restaurant, situated on the 20th floor, segues to an open-air dining terrace. An additional specialty restaurant is located on the second level.
According to Luis Zapiain, RA, principal and senior designer with HKS’s London office, the project’s design focuses on providing a human scale. “Trees and planting create a hospitable condition at the ground level, reflecting the ambition of its context while creating a luxurious and sophisticated experience. The creation of a green landscape that can be experienced by foot brings the best of Noida onto the site and provides a tranquil buffer between the fervor of the street and the calm of the lobby.
“The C-shaped plan podium level – which is the second floor – allows for the creation of key routes of arrival through shaded gardens and for the public spaces to always benefit from natural light and views back into gardens and the courtyard,” he continued.
Hilton Hotels Corporation announced plans to develop 10 hotel projects in India, including Hilton Hotel Noida. The project is slated for completion in 2014.
HKS Hill Glazier Studio specializes in the design of hotels and resorts including sophisticated urban hotels, unique destination resorts, world-class golf clubhouses and luxurious spas. With more than $14 billion in hospitality construction underway on five continents, HKS’s hospitality practice is ranked No. 1 in the nation and the world, according to World Architecture, Building Design+Construction, and Hospitality Design magazines. Over the past two decades, the firm has designed projects in 25 countries garnering numerous awards and coverage in national and international publications.