Over the years, Tongg, Clarke & McCelvey has specialized in creating successful, award-winning and trend-setting landscape architectural designs for a variety of resort hotels in Hawaii and throughout the Asia/Pacific region.
TC&M combines creative design skills, technical excellence and a detailed understanding of hotel operations in working with the client, operator, and design team.
In designing a landscape for this large, beachfront Balinese resort hotel, TC&M created a variety of gardens and individual spaces to provide a range of experiences for the guests. Swimming pools, water features, fountains, gardens, sculptures and foot paths contribute to the award-winning designs for this resort’s gardens and architecture.
In 2007 the Grand Hyatt Bali opened the Kriya Spa on a vacant site adjacent to the resort. Kriya – meaning “ritual” in Sanskrit — features traditional Balinese treatments. The spa was inspired by ancient Balinese water palaces and combines the contemporary architecture of 24 spa villas set in TC&M’s lagoons, walkways and beautiful gardens. The design brings balance to the guests’ lives while they enjoy the many activities at the Grand Hyatt Bali.
The resort is set on 22 hectares adjacent to beautiful Bang Tao Bay. 315 guestrooms and villas surround the interconnecting lagoons and waterways. Shortly after preliminary construction began the project was suspended in late 2008 by the world-wide financial crisis. These are computer generated renderings based on the latest architectural, site and landscape plans.
Located on a long white-sand beach this low rise hotel features extensive swimming pools and water features to compliment the beach activities. TC&M worked closely with the developer and operator to achieve a unique yet economical design for this luxurious resort. Visitors usually come for 7-10 day stays so the site includes a variety of activities and experiences.
This recently opened Vacation Club resort is located on the site of the old, hurricane damaged Waiohai Hotel. TC&M’s design creates a beautiful tropical oasis featuring swimming pools and lush gardens. The overall landscape environment creates a delightful ambience for the visitor and owner.
Both TC&M and McCelvey Associates (MAI) are the Landscape Architects of this project. Services were begun by TC&M and assigned to MAI. TC&M and MAI are separate companies.
TC&M served as the project team leader in transforming the grounds of the Maui Marriott Resort. The focal point of the renovation was the pool courtyard. The entire courtyard area was demolished and reconstructed to feature tropical river pools, a swim through grotto, an island pool bar, water slides, a children’s pool with shipwreck and interactive features, hot water spas, and numerous waterfalls.
Located on Taiwan’s eastern coast, Promised Land Resort is the country’s first world class resort. Combining natural beauty of Hualien with the area’s unique culture, the master plan includes hotels, shopping centers, water and theme parks, and championship golf courses. TC&M has been involved in all phases from the design of the landscape master plan to the construction administration of the resort’s first phase.
One of Bali’s newest resorts features spectacular grounds carefully designed with Balinese details and materials. TC&M designed the landscape master plan for the entire 160 hectare (300 acre) resort and then worked with all members of the project team to implement the design and maintain the project standards. In addition to the five-star hotel and the Greg Norman golf course, the self-contained resort includes nearly 1,000 residential units, a golf clubhouse and many other amenities.
The Mercure reopened as a “resort within the city” for business travelers and the residents of Jakarta. An irregular lawn and garden area was identified as the location for a new swimming pool complex. TC&M worked closely with the owner and operator to develop an exciting, yet economical design for the ever-expanding program.
TC&M was responsible for every component of landscape design for this luxurious beachfront resort, including fresh and saltwater pools, as well as gardens and amenities around the health spa, luau area, tennis facility and adjacent Poipu Golf Clubhouse. When the grounds were almost completely destroyed by Hurricane Iniki in 1992, TC&M led the landscape renovation and expedited the re-opening of this resort.
Honor Award Design Winner — ASLA Hawaii 2000
For the largest resort hotel in Hawaii (65 acres, 1050 rooms), TC&M designed all grading, circulation, softscape planting, and lighting. They worked with the design team on water features and pools. The challenge was to create a lush and varied landscape experience within an accelerated schedule on a barren lava site. TC&M coordinated all landscape elements, including the importation of 1,400 full grown coconut palms and 50,000 cubic yards of soil.
TC&M’s design for the Hyatt Regency Maui helped to solidify the importance of landscape and acknowledge its financial contribution in contemporary resort development. The extensive landscape architectural development set the standard for tropical vacation hotels. Trend-setting features include a large swimming pool with swim-up bar, water slide, swinging rope bridge, artificial rockwork and other site amenities over 18 acres.
Set on a beautiful hill overlooking the golf course, the straits and the Malaysia mainland, the Equatorial Penang is renown for its beautiful pool and tropical garden paths. TC&M worked with the design architect and the local consultants to achieve the owner’s goal of a world-class resort and business hotel in a unique setting.
The grounds of this high-rise resort hotel provide many exciting amenities for its busy guests. TC&M designed the entire hotel property and worked closely with the owner to create a five-star resort setting. The amenities of the site plan include a multi-level swimming complex with a lazy-river pool, slippery slides and numerous activities. A set of fountains and water features meander throughout the gardens, creating a tropical atmosphere.
Working closely with the architects, TC&M master planned the entire resort development in this popular visitor destination. Site amenities include a multi-level swimming pool set amid recreated ruins of an ancient tropical village and a nine-hole executive golf course and driving range which add to the distinctive features of this property.
The grounds of the Kauai Beachboy were tired and consisted mostly of turf grass with occasional tropical plantings and mature tall coconuts. The pool complex was outdated along with the hardscape and exterior amenities. The goal of TC&M’s landscape design was to create a more tropical atmosphere for the resort. New amenities were incorporated including barbecue areas, a new spa and children’s pool, and an outdoor game and function area.
When the Westin Kauai closed, Marriott engaged TC&M to design the renovation of a two-acre water feature, converting it to an Hawaiian garden with a koi pond, waterfalls and birds. Softscape planting screens the large surrounding towers, creating a beautiful garden with open lawns for (revenue generating) functions, meandering paths and sitting areas. This project won the highest award from the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA).
Environmental Improvement Grand Award Winner — ALCA 1996
TC&M designed the grounds of this hotel to include a salt water lagoon with tropical fish, a wedding gazebo and a tropical pool. This idyllic resort is the most successful facility in the Commonwealth and receives constant recognition for the tropical atmosphere of the grounds.
TC&M’s landscape design of the hotel grounds included multi-level swimming pools with water slides and other recreational activities. An extensive water element throughout the grounds features beautiful plants, fish and waterfalls.
Quest Resort – Ngerur Island, Palau
Quest Resort is planned as a high-end luxury resort on a 5-hectare island. The owner required the design team make preservation of the environment and natural beauty our highest priority. TC&M laid out all of the guest buildings based on our on-site observations and a detailed survey. The design included a multi-level swimming pool with spa facilities. Both TC&M and McCelvey Associates (MAI) are the Landscape Architects of this project. Services were begun by TC&M and assigned to MAI. TC&M and MAI are separate companies.
TC&M worked on all of the major renovations of the Kahala Hilton beginning in 1976. When Mandarin Oriental upgraded this famous beachfront resort in 1997, TC&M designed and coordinated all of the landscape renovations. The program included the upgrading of the dolphin lagoon, the redesign of the hardscape and water features, and the new landscape planting.
This unique project involved the landscape renovation of an existing resort (when the operation transferred to Hilton Corporation) utilizing the local crew and available materials. TC&M reviewed the site and then developed a landscape concept plan to enhance the views from the guestrooms and create a beautiful setting for the new facilities. Working on the site with the hotel’s maintenance staff, TC&M provided written guidelines and on-site direction to achieve the rapid and economical upgrading of the project grounds.
Combining the client’s unique program for a revitalizing resort with the architect’s desire to carefully blend the buildings into the beautiful native landscape, TC&M’s design concept emphasized the use of native materials and careful shaping of the ground to create natural settings for the various buildings. Recreational amenities are combined with the facilities of this world-class spa and wellness resort.
The site had been an encampment during World War II and still contained unexploded ordinance and beautiful caves in the cliffs. The hotel building is one of the strongest architectural statements on Saipan. The developer wanted a variety of facilities which kept the guests on the site for all meals and activities. The view from the lobby (several stories up the building) includes a panorama over the large swimming complex; the outdoor stage and dining area; and the other project features. TC&M’s services combined western design concepts with the client’s marketing goals and requirements.
Set on a flat site of reclaimed land the Ancol ParkRoyale is a beautiful example of TC&M’s creative design skills when challenged by the client’s limited budget. Located next to the entrance to the Dunia Fantasi Fun Park this family hotel features a large swimming pool with a swim-up bar, slippery slides and numerous water play amenities in the children’s pool. During all holidays the families must choose between the many recreation facilities on the hotel grounds and the other commercial attractions in the Ancol area. During the week, the pool and gardens are a relaxing setting for the business executives visiting and working in the north side of Jakarta.
This major renovation of an existing hotel involve a major guest tower and extensive gardens at the hotel motor court and entrance. The hotel grounds are now acclaimed by new and returning visitors. TC&M’s design for the pool deck was limited by completed construction, yet included creative uses of plant materials and hardscape elements to create a relaxing and colorful environment for the hotel guests and members of the local recreation club.
Set on a beautiful rocky cliff along the southern coast of this resort island, the Hyatt Regency Cheju was the first international resort development in the area. TC&M’s landscape design was carefully integrated with the architect’s bold vision of a garden courtyard in the central atrium together with a large swimming pool featuring cascading waterfalls and some of Korea’s first artificial rockwork constructed at a resort project.
TC&M was the landscape architect for this elegant resort from the beginning of its development. Over the years, TC&M has designed the new recreation facility and provided ongoing consultation as the hotel has grown and matured.
The hotel site included a major drainage way with beautiful rock formations. TC&M worked closely with the architect and developer to preserve and protect the natural features, incorporating them into the overall landscape design of this tranquil Hawaiian resort.
TC&M was the landscape architect for the Wailea resort’s first hotel. The site design includes tropical gardens, relaxing swimming pools and meandering streams throughout this ocean-front hotel.