The Grand Hyatt Incheon serves as a premier venue for international conferences and business meetings in Northeast Asia. Looking to double the size of the existing hotel in order to meet the city’s growing demands as a major business and leisure hub, Korean Air Hotel Network commissioned Gensler to act as the architect of record and interior designer for the hotel’s 785,000-square-foot expansion. Inspired by the hotel’s location – situated directly between the Incheon Airport and the Pacific Ocean – Gensler’s design concept draws from the dynamic motion of wind and water. While capturing the essence of fluid motion in form, the reciprocal massing of the hotel also serves to reinforce the symbol of Korean Air, which is based on the concept of yin and yang. The interior design emulates calmness and fluidity through the use of organic forms, empty space and a carefully edited materials palette. Korea’s first LEED® Gold-certified hotel, the new Grand Hyatt Incheon provides an unparalleled guest experience unique to the region.