CallisonRTKL makes a big splash with the first U.S. location for premier hotel chain Mandarin Oriental.
Routinely voted “Best Luxury Hotel in Miami,” the Mandarin Oriental creates a totally guest-centered experience that evokes a strong emotional response from guests. CallisonRTKL designed the six-star, 329-key facility to maximize views of the water and the downtown skyline. In addition to a prominent profile and a contextual fit within the city, Mandarin Oriental also wanted an affordable building. The liberal use of glass and stucco provides an answer that conforms both to the architecture of Miami and to the owner’s budget. Its curving exterior walls celebrate Mandarin’s distinctive fan logo — the graphic extension of the company’s brand — as well as Miami’s omnipresent sailboats.