ARCHITECTURE EMERGES FROM A SENSE OF PLACE
When we opened in 2013, La Siesta Resort consisted of a 70 room property with a pool and gardens. An expansion in 2017 in the context of Hoi An Old Town brought the new club wing, an additional pool and extended landscaping. Designed across eight villas the accommodation draws inspiration from Hoi An’s qualities, character and history. Embodying a powerful reflection of the local area’s influences, style and colors, the Resort environment illustrates the concept of architecture emerging from a sense of place. Hoi An, a former wealthy trading port from the 15th to 19th centuries, was honored in 1999 as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is still home to over 1,000 ancient buildings and a uniquely charming architectural glory where East and West meet.
The club wing is Inspired by the true spirit of Hoi An Old Town’s iconic style of house. The eight townhouse villas are grouped into tight terraces. Ground floor suites with front porches and backs opening onto gardens hint at the former colonial merchants’ houses with front decks and inner living spaces leading to backyards. The upper levels with wooden balconies and passageways connected by arches and traditional narrow wooden doorways reflect the town’s style of colonnaded house. Quintessential deep pitched roofs at staggered heights are bedecked with the town’s iconic yin yang redbrown tiles epitomizing the Chinese influence.
Hoi An is colorfully nicknamed the ‘Yellow City of Vietnam’ and according to local Hoi An resident and French photographer Réhahn, the town is always wrapped in sunshine. In honor of this iconic color the villa façades are awash in warm golden yellow contrasting with the azure blue salt water pool they face.
The result is the expression of Hoi An’s architectural heritage combined with stately interior comfort affording everyone a touch of luxury.