A good hotel site must make it easy to discover and book.  But a luxury hotel site must also convey a sense of opulence.

 

Page Layout

Working from the existing brand identity standards, I designed pages that leveraged Mandarin’s stunning photography.  Although the current site is not responsive, the design was built on a simple grid which will enable responsive updates in the future.

 

Information Architecture

The goal of the project was to power 27 individual property sites –  as well as a global brand site and a corporate site – from a single CMS. I created a site map explaining the relationships between the various sites and proposing reusable templates to each of the pages.

 
Site map showing major sections and page templates.

Site map showing major sections and page templates.


Design System

I broke the design system down into a series of reusable components that could be implemented in the CMS.  Then I provided instructions on how the parts should fit together.

 
A modular approach to design is key to working with content management systems (CMS).

A modular approach to design is key to working with content management systems (CMS).