Datai Hotel - Aga Khan Award for Architecture
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Datai Hotel

Datai Hotel
Location: Pulau Langkawi, Malaysia (South-East Asia)
Architect: Kerry Hill Architects, Akitek Jururancang Sdn Bhd
Client: Teluk Datai resort Sdn Bhd
Completed: 1993
Site size: 80'000 m²

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Datai Hotel Project Brief

A five-star resort hotel built within a lush rain forest and situated on a ridge set back from the sea. The hotel contains 124 guest modules of which 40 are free-standing villas and 84 are connected rooms and suites arranged around formal pools and linked by open walkways. Local materials such as Balau timber, Belian wood shingles, and Langkawi stone and marble were used in construction.

2001 Award Recipients