(2001) Olympia Hotelclient : Confidential
typology : Hospitality
services : Architecture
where : Port Harcourt, Nigeria
This 300-room 5-star hotel is a winning competition entry to be located minutes from the heart of Port Harcourt and is designed with state of the art facilities catering to the international business traveller.
The project articulates a contrast use of stone and glass, thereby clearly establishing formal zoning principles that are intended to maximize the guestroom orientation towards the view of the city and port.
Separating the entrances of the hotel, health club and banqueting, the project is laid out so as to afford the users optimal access points within distinctive design settings.
Landscaping played a major role in harmonizing the modern presence of the design with the tropical climate of the region.
The banqueting halls are sufficient for up to 1000 guests and can be extended onto the health club terraces and gardens, thereby creating a larger and more flexible setting throughout the mostly warm annual climate.