This luxury 250-room hotel in the Anse Vata area of Noumea, blends perfectly into the wild, luxuriant landscape of this magnificent natural site. Particular care was given to the landscaping of the gardens and areas around the building.
The asymmetrical arrangement of the two wings of the hotel provides each room with a view of the sea and gardens. Perforated porches or loggias protect the facades from the hot sun. The level of comfort and quality of facilities make this 4-star hotel the most luxurious on the island and an ideal place to relax, offering a pool, gardens, lagoon and high seas.
The composition creates a privileged route from the top of the sacred Ouen Toro mountain, passing by the building and its gardens, sheltered from the winds, opening out to the sea and Duck Island. Inspired by the seaside environment, the project adopts a ship-like style with passageways, cabins and large lounges, wood panelling and handrails. The gardens, landscaped in collaboration with TUP Philippe Thébaud, are designed based on local and existing plant life, adding a living aspect to the traditional buildings. The beauty of the natural site Anse Vata demanded that the luxury hotel building blend into the exotic, luxuriant landscape perfectly.
The ground shape, based on two asymmetrical wings, offers each room a view of the sea and gardens. Around the pool, in the park, plant constructions shelter the bars.
Under the large roof of the entrance hall, the reception area, decorated with a nautical theme, opens onto a shady terrace and the tropical gardens. The interior decoration of the hotel was designed by Chhada Siembieda & Associés.
– Project owner: SADP
– Architect: Arte Charpentier Architectes
– Landscaping: TUP Thébaud, town planning and landscaping
– Interior decoration: Chhada Siembieda & Associés
– Location: New Caledonia
– City: Noumea
– Delivery: 1998
– Surface area: 30,000 sqm