Melia Phu Quoc Condotel

Vernacular Vietnamese Resort

This 388 key Condotel is inspired by the vernacular Vietnamese longhouse. The concept of its tall roof and open plan to cool down the interior is applied in the open-air, 6-meter high lobby with its open plan. The large apertures facing the ocean capture the prevailing wind, while large overhangs and other passive shading techniques are also utilized.

The traditional Vietnamese ‘quai thao’ hat with its elegant simplicity and the feeling of protection that it gives inspires the drop-of, and woven patterns inspire the lobby ceiling, so guests are immediately immersed in traditional forms upon arrival.

The guest room façade is inspired by the weaving texture of the materials on the walls of the longhouse. The posts are re-interpreted as columns at the drop of, lobby lounge and all-day dining. The use wood and other natural materials on the exterior and interior of the building with indigenous styling to create a unique Vietnamese resort sense of place, such as in the vertical screens used on the façade. These screens are inspired by the vertical planks of the traditional house, which allow for ventilation and privacy. They would highlight some traditional Vietnamese woodworking and art patterns.

Location Phu Quoc, Vietnam