Vung Tau is a seaside resort in the southeast of Ho Chi Minh City. In a populous country like Vietnam, sparsely populated Vung Tau looks like an exquisite and cozy enclave that allows you to bask in sunshine and take a fresh breath. When Pullman, an upscale hotel brand created by French Accor Group specially for business travelers, meets Vung Tau, a distinctive, subtle vibe comes into being. As the interior designer, YANG considers every design an opportunity to create and express, and strives to present the uniqueness of a culture and the respect for it. Therefore, in the design for this Pullman, the team avoids simply replicating the beautiful forms of a traditional culture, but utilizes sophisticated modern materials to create a reserved, elegant and artistic mood, so as to encourage visitors to observe, feel, breathe and think in the hotel space.
The hotel is 500-meter-far from the sea. Guests can open the window to welcome sea wind and seaside view or close the window to enjoy mixed culture and comfortable stay experience. While sticking to Pullman’s focus on business and leisure, the designer fuses indigenous elements and creative ideas into the space. Dark-toned wood furniture lends the entire space a steady and unadorned quality. Symbols alluding to local culture are incorporated into the details of decorative lights and walls, adding interest and vitality. The dominant “conical hat” element has been reshaped with golden bronze and presented in a new form to evoke culture-related memories of the place.