Themed Resorts peaked in popularity at the end of the 20th century but they are recently making a comeback. The idea of transporting guests to fantasy worlds is old, but the design strategies and techniques are getting increasingly more sophisticated. Hetzel has a long track record of involvement and expertise in this field. We’ve taken our guests to the golden era of Hollywood in Studio City. We’ve designed a Star Trek boutique hotel with total of four suites; we’ve nestled hundreds of hotel rooms into a guitar shaped tower in Hollywood Florida. We’ve turned the Angkor Watt ruins into a high-end hospitality product.
Lately, the narratives supporting natural, sustainable and ecological design have seen a dramatic jump in popularity. We have been involved in several eco-resorts, and are very fond of the idea to have nature take center stage and weave the architecture into the landscape.