The new 5-star hotel wing of the Sedona Hotel, Myanmar, has been inspired by the traditions of Burmese culture
The new Inya Wing, with architecture by Singapore-based Forum Architects and interior design by Studio HBA, will position the hotel as one of the region’s top destinations. Located in an elegant tower, the new wing offers the 5-star hotel an extra 431 guest bedrooms and suites along with a grand entrance lobby and a three-storey retail space that connects the new building with the existing hotel. Scheduled to open in late 2015, the Inya Wing will also include a state-of-the-art fitness centre, an all-day restaurant, a luxury spa and an executive lounge with services and amenities specially suited for the hotel's business and leisure guests.
Offering unimpeded views of Inya Lake, the tower rises upwards in three interfacing blocks with staggered windows at each level that are accentuated by portal fins. This gives the building a striking external appearance while allowing for ample natural light to enter the interior floors of the tower.
A magnificent vertical sculptural screen of laminated glass greets guests in the lobby of the new wing. Inspired by the Burmese Star Tortoise, intricate patterning mimics the shell of the animal and layered panels create a 3D image that filters daylight. Gold and red colours have been used in the area, inspired by the indigenous lacquerware of the region. Guest rooms are elegant and modern with features such as a pair of bedside wall lamps shaped as Burmese umbrellas. Dark wood floors, reflective of a Burmese home, have been offset by brightly coloured custom-designed rugs, to create interior spaces that allude to the heritage of the nation.