Designing buildings, landscapes, and facilities for the hospitality sector is a particularly satisfying arena of architecture, because the aesthetics of the guest’s experience is so crucial to the success of the project. Form can’t take a backseat to function when the project’s function-to give guests a beautiful, pleasurable experience-is so closely linked to its form.
“What better way to arrive at an oceanside resort than to immediately enjoy a broad ocean vista?” asks Glenn Miura. “Hospitality architecture must evoke the essence of its location from the moment a guest arrives, and carry the feeling through to the guest rooms and every other aspect of the experience.” In short, hospitality architecture is all about place. In a place as beautiful and delicate as Hawai‘i, an architect’s sensitivity to the nuances of landscape-the natural curve of a coastline, the contrast of mountain and ocean-becomes paramount. Our fifty years of experience in these islands is perhaps our most valuable asset in designing lasting, memorable architecture.