Grand Hyatt Chengdu at Chicony Plaza

Chengdu, N/A / China

The 37-story Grand Hyatt Chengdu at Chicony Plaza is designed to provide an identifiable architectural expression through program-inspired massing and an innovative exterior facade. The project occupies a city block adjacent to a vibrant, pedestrian-only public square in the CBD of Chengdu. As a mixed-use development, it is anchored by a 12-story department store, with a 25-story hotel above. Together, these components provide 111,500 sm of retail space, 450 guest rooms, and supporting hotel amenities. The complex is designed to maximize program-specific relationships within the existing urban context. Retail entries are directly accessed from the pedestrian-only avenues to the north and west, while hotel and assembly entries are organized to the south and east for intuitive vehicular access. The tower is located asymmetrically above the retail podium, which integrates the building’s mass with its surroundings. Siting the tower to the south ensures that all rooms have unobstructed views while minimizing the shadows cast on the active urban plaza to the north. A series of stepped gardens atop the podium are integral to the architectural union between tower and podium. These urban terraces are accessible from the hotel’s public areas and help provide an architectural character completely unique in downtown Chengdu.

Architect of Record

Goettsch Partners

Associate Architect

Architectural Design Institute of Sichuan Province


Chicony Co.

General Contractor

The Second Construction Co., Ltd. of China


  • Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Architectural Design Institute of Sichuan Province
  • Tonychi and Associates