after accumulating a plethora of accolades for being one of china’s most sought after high-end hospitality designers, CCD/cheng chung design adds the diaoyutai hotel in hangzhou to its collection. at the beginning of its completion, the ‘dioyutai hotel hangzhou’, located alongside the qiantang river, was the main venue for the 2016 G20 summit, however quickly became a hotspot for visitors of the city. elements of the traditional chinese culture as well as contemporary western styles are implemented in the design.

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CCD/cheng chung design’s diaoyutai hotel is the chinese government’s highest standard service venue for hosting foreign heads of state visiting china. the layout is influenced by traditional chinese ‘siheyuans’, commonly known as ‘courtyard houses’. additionally, the hotel boasts an area of 15,600 sqm and features 162 guest rooms across 16 storeys, a spacious lounge, three delectable restaurants, a fitness center equipped with a swimming pool, a banquet hall and many other facilities. 

the hotel’s pinju hangzhou restaurant has an open kitchen where customers can watch the chefs cooking

the guest rooms are spacious and features chinese art 

a typical guest room hallway 

the lobby featuring a reception area

one of the three dining restaurants

the guests can enjoy an intercontinental breakfast at the hotel’s five star restaurants

the entrance to the banquet hall 

diaoyutai hotel’s welcoming entrance

the restaurant overlooks hangzhou’s greenery 

the hotel’s exterior garden

the hotel blends both traditional chinese architecture with contemporary western designs



project info:


designer: joe cheng
design company: ccd / cheng chung design (hk) (
design time: 2014.12 – 2015.12
construction time: 2015.5 – 2016.8
opening time: 2016.11
project location: no.65, wuxing road, jianggan district, hangzhou
project area: 34,820㎡ for phase i; 19,767 ㎡ for phase ii
main materials: natural wood, stone, metal, leather, glass, cloth



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