Hilton Hotel, Chennai, India

A city of contrast and diversity. Traditional Tamil Hindu culture coexists with Portuguese, Dutch and British influences. Here, the past lives alongside the present, while industry looks to the future. Our design DNA sought to celebrate this intriguing confluence of tradition, culture, and industry. Modern India is a study in contrast, so we used that to create a dynamic experience of discovery throughout the hotel. Vibrant colors, rich textiles, and beautifully carved wooden panels activate the ground floor as a place to linger. The guest room experience is tranquil, modern and sophisticated, offering a welcome refuge from the hectic energy of India’s fourth-largest city.