Heta Architects were involved in design of a luxury wellness hotel and island resort on Jeju Island. The brief called for full a renovation and extension to the existing hotel to create a new 5-star hotel and resort incorporating a blend of luxury, leisure, retail and cultural experiences.
- Category: Architecture / Interiors Design / Design Advisory
- Location: Jeju Island, S. Korea
- Status: Active
Located on the southern edge of Jeju Island, the design of the extension embraces the breath-taking views of the ocean and forest. The new addition follows the form of the topography of the adjacent hills to avoid impeding the views from the existing hotel.
The initial research by Heta examined the traditional Korean healing history and the current Asian wellness trends to inform a concept deeply rooted in place , a differentiator from neighbouring hotels. This concept brings together spaces that define and frame the external environment; dining options that nurture the connection to nature, a healing courtyard for wellness related activities and an immersive thermal spa inspired by local volcanic lava tube caves.