Blue Ocean and Its Rolling Waves Characterise The Arched Forms of Sumei Skyline Coast Hotel in China |GS Design

Blue Ocean and Its Rolling Waves Characterise The Arched Forms of Sumei Skyline Coast Hotel in China |GS Design

Sited in the popular tourist attraction area of Sanya, China on the tropical island of Hainan, the Sumei Skyline Coast hotel features arched forms inside and outside that architecture practice GS Design has created taking inspiration from the ocean and its cresting waves. The hotel has a minimalist, white design while the arched forms punctuating the interiors are inspired by the rolling coastline. Take a virtual tour of this hotel at SURFACES REPORTER (SR):

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White, Minimalist Facade

The building's exterior showcases differently sized arches, curved windows, glass railings and balconies that suggest rolling waves.

sumei-skyline-coast-boutique-hotel-gs Further, the classic white finish perfectly counterbalances the rich blues of the surrounding sea and sky. One can notice sculptural white furnishings such as white armchairs and tables in the white lounge of this hotel.

Arches and Geometric Forms Run Through The Entire Hotel

The ground floor of the hotel contains many upside-down arches that run along the timber decking connecting the infinity pool. The large roof terrace and the first-floor lounge allow people to swim and enjoy.

sumei-skyline-coast-boutique-hotel-gsThe light-filled spaces are decked with a couple of potted plants and a series of beautiful white chairs and matching side tables.


A few rooms contain circular skylights or large circular headboards that project over the beds.

sumei-skyline-coast-boutique-hotel-gs The hotel lounge contains seating, a reception area, and a beautiful water feature influenced by the winding blue ocean. The walls of the lounge showcase distinctly shaped shadows.

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In addition, a secondary rooftop gathering space also comprises a shallow water feature that reflects the blue sky. A sunken seating area and stone steps surround the area, while one can click photographs in the arch installation forms and built-in seating area.

sumei-skyline-coast-boutique-hotel-gsVaulted corridors lead to the guest rooms that are also fashioned with curved shapes. To match with the colour scheme of the entire hotel, the guest rooms are finished while the tufted beige attractive cushions lying over the soft furnishings offer an elegant appeal.

sumei-skyline-coast-boutique-hotel-gsAll bathrooms have a standalone tub that is placed next to the windows to offer guests enjoy panoramic views of the island beyond.


Project Details

Project Name: Sumei Skyline Coast Boutique Hotel
Location: Sanya, Hainan, China
Architecture Firm: GS Design
Client: Sumei Skyline Coast Boutique Hotel
Design Directors: Liangchao Li, Yuanman Huang
Furnishing Director: Yu Feng
Design team: Chao Li, Zigeng Luo
Photo Courtesy: Ao Xiang

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