Partner in charge: Ajit/Rajiv
Design Team: Nikhil, Kishore, Deepankar, Ankita
Client: Vijay Agarwal
Year of completion: 2015
Area: 20,000 sft.
Contractor: UKB
MEP: Leela Prasad
Photography: Rajiv
Landscape: 3 Fold
Uniforms: Studio Dresswala
Branding: 4 Design
Website & Publicity: Harsha

The Port hotel at Waltair was a re-architecture project for a boutique hotel of 31 rooms in Vishakhapatnam. The redesign called for the overhaul of the existing 26 rooms, restaurant, lobby, BOH and services and an addition of 5 rooms and amenities. The site is in the midst of the city’s bustling business district. It was crucial for the design to stand out and be noticed within its immediate context while staying rooted to the ethos of the port city.

The significance of Vishakhapatnam as a major port was the focal point of the design conceptualization. These historical and cultural references, imagery and “artifacts” weave in and out, tying all the elements within a contemporary setting.