Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, The Park Hotel sustainable and modern design with influences from the crown jewels of Nizam is located in Hyderabad, India. The project is distinctive for its profound implementation of sustainable design strategies, with special attention paid to the building’s relationship to its site, daylighting, and views. Solar studies influenced the site orientation and building massing, with program spaces concentrated in the north and south facades, and service circulation on the west to reduce heat gain. The project is the first LEED Gold-Certified hotel in India.
The building’s three sides wrap around a central courtyard that can be accessed from the hotel lobby and surrounding bar and restaurants. This multifunctional outdoor area is protected from strong winds, and serves as an extension of the restaurants inside. The infinity pool can be seen from the adjacent areas and from the nightclub below, with moving patterns formed by light passing through the pool’s water. The veranda is elevated three stories above ground on top of a podium comprised of retail spaces, art galleries, and banquet halls open to guests and visitors.