Turner is pleased to announce that Building Design + Construction a prominent industry publication has recognized the project team at the JW Marriott Hanoi with a Gold Award as part of their 2014 Building Team Awards program.
The team, composed of 23 designers, consultants, and contractors from nine countries, and supported by owner Bitexco Group and hotel operator Marriott International, collaborated to meet the challenges posed by the high-end, structurally complex hotel project. The 450 guest-room hotel’s form takes its inspiration from the mythological imagery of the dragon, which plays a significant role in the rich cultural heritage of the country.
“We rose to meet many challenges including international 5+ star standards, the complexity of the structural design, and coordination among such a diverse team to deliver a landmark project for Bitexco, the Marriott International brand, and most importantly, Vietnam.” said Le Yen Thi, business development manager for Turner's operations in Asia.
The award recognizes a project team who has set a standard of excellence in design and construction, while meeting the needs of the owner, the occupants, and the community and the JW Marriott Hanoi is the first project in Vietnam to receive this honor.
Juror Matthew Dumich, AIA, of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture said,“It’s as if someone said, ‘No one knows how to do any of this stuff. Let’s do it anyway.’ And it works.”
About JW Marriott Hanoi Hotel
The JW Marriott Hanoi Hotel is a 450-room, 5+ star hotel situated on a lake within the Vietnam National Convention Center Complex. This 75,000 square meter hotel and retail development includes three restaurants, two ballrooms, a living room, a meeting and business center, an executive lounge, a glass enclosed rooftop swimming pool with adjacent health club and poolside restaurant / bar, general public areas such as the main entrance lobby, retail areas, parking garage, and associated back of house areas.
About Turner Vietnam
Turner (turnerconstruction.com) entered Vietnam market in 2006 and completed its first project Bitexco Financial Tower in Ho Chi Minh City in 2010. In 2013, the company completed 2 projects including Pullman Saigon Center Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and JW Marriott Hanoi Hotel in Hanoi. Currently, Turner Vietnam is managing Vietinbank Headquarters Towers in Hanoi and Eximbank Headquarters Tower in Ho Chi Minh City.