AW2 completes the third branch of Wink Hotels, Danang Riverside in Vietnam
International architecture and interior design studio AW2 has completed the design of Wink Hotel Danang Riverside, the brand’s first hotel with Wink Suites and Wink’s serviced apartment offering. The twenty-five-level hotel of 15,800 sqm comprises 357 rooms split between 287 hotel rooms and 70 suites.
Designed by AW2, Wink Hotel Danang Riverside embodies a pop culture energy where accommodation, work and leisure cohabit in harmony. Wink provides a modern, vibrant, blended space underpinned by traditional Vietnamese values, inspired from local street life, accentuated by artwork from local artists. Perfectly positioned, on the Han River, Wink Hotel Danang Riverside is a gateway to Danang’s diversifying tourist activities.
True to Wink Hotels’ brand DNA, high-tech experiences with automated check-in, cashless and contactless vending machines are available throughout the hotel. Consisting of an entrance ‘Wink Space’ lobby, invites guests to mingle over a locally brewed craft beer or customized cocktail while engaging in a game of pool or table football with expansive views of the Han River. Guests will also enjoy the panoramic views at the design-conscious rooftop retreat, Hai Pool + Bar. The food & beverage facilities cater to all needs including the Wink Bar, ‘grab and go’ self-service, breakfast bar and dining areas.
For the hotel guests, the bedrooms have been efficiently designed to be compact, with bespoke furniture that maximises space usage and with a strong brand identity throughout. With three different colour spectrum schemes (each made up of three key Wink-branded colours), the external sunshades act as an extension to the hotel interiors and reflect the colour themes found in each hotel bedroom.
Wink Hotels currently operates three hotels in Vietnam. The opening of Wink Hotel Danang Riverside is the group’s second property in Danang following the successful launch of Wink Hotel Danang Centre in November 2022.
“The concept of the Winks Hotels resonates strongly with the dynamic new generation of travellers and the Danang Riverside branch is designed for this fast-growing, fast-changing society that remains connected to local traditions while simultaneously embracing contemporary trends.” Stéphanie Ledoux & Reda Amalou, Partners at AW²
AW2 is an international architecture and interior design agency led by partner architects Reda Amalou and Stéphanie Ledoux. Both partners take active roles in the design process and are personally involved in all the projects that the firm produces.
AW² is based in Paris, with offices in Geneva, Montpellier, and a partner office in Hô-Chi-Minh-City, Vietnam. It is in 2022 that AW² opened an office in the centre of Geneva, an anchor point for its Swiss projects.
With projects in 40 different countries, the studio has an international reputation for quality high-end design. Luxury hotels and high-end interiors are now an important part of its activity. The studio covers all project typologies including residential, hospitality, education, offices and retail.
AW² has collected accolades such as MIPIM Best Hotel Award for the Six Senses Con Dao resort, the MIPIM Best Hotel Awards 2023 nomination for Banyan Tree AlUla, the Build Architecture Award for Best International Architecture & Design Studio – Paris, and four nominations for the AFEX Grand Prize in French Overseas Architecture for Six Senses Con Dao in Vietnam, the Lycée Français in Amman, Jordan, Ani Private Resort & Art Academy in Sri Lanka and Kasiiya Papagayo eco-lodge in Costa Rica.
About Wínk Hotels
Wink Hotels is Vietnam’s first locally born, international-standard hospitality brand. This vibrant brand reflects the spirit of the Vietnamese people and takes inspiration from modern Vietnamese travellers who live and work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. Each Wink hotel provides a dynamic “affordable luxury” experience and showcases the heart and soul of the destination with art-inspired interiors and by connecting guests to the upbeat local vibe. Created by developers Indochina Kajima and operated by Indochina Vanguard, Wink launched its first hotel in March 2021, with plans to expand to at least 20 locations in the next five to seven years in major Vietnamese cities and beyond.