After Working for a Chinese Developer, D.B. Kim Returns to the U.S. with Newfound Perspective

D.B. Kim, the Wanda Hotel Design & Research Institute’s recent VP of hospitality design. Photography courtesy of D.B. Kim. 

A leather-covered, embroidered headboard at the Wanda Vista Xishuangbanna Resort. Photography courtesy of the Wanda Hotel Design & Research Institute. 

A swimming pool at the Wanda Reign Chengdu. Photography courtesy of the Wanda Hotel Design & Research Institute. 

Its ballroom pre-function area. Photography courtesy of the Wanda Hotel Design & Research Institute. 

A rendering of the upcoming Wanda Vista Brisbane in Australia. Photography courtesy of the Wanda Hotel Design & Research Institute. 

At the Wanda Reign Chengdu, a screen in bronze inset with crystals and three types of hand-carved jade. Photography courtesy of the Wanda Hotel Design & Research Institute. 

Reception at the Wanda Vista Xishuangbanna Resort. Photography courtesy of the Wanda Hotel Design & Research Institute. 

One of the suites’ private pools. Photography courtesy of the Wanda Hotel Design & Research Institute. 

Thai-influenced dark-stained wood. Photography courtesy of the Wanda Hotel Design & Research Institute. 

D.B. Kim at the Wanda Shanghai Reign hotel, currently under construction. Photography courtesy of D.B. Kim. 

At the Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea. Photography courtesy of D.B. Kim. 

Visiting the Great Wall of China. Photography courtesy of D.B. Kim.

Back home in New York, taking in the Met Breuer’s installation by Tatsuo Miyajima. Photography courtesy of D.B. Kim.

A rendering of one of the company’s first U.S. properties, the Wanda Vista Chicago slated to open in 2020. Photography courtesy of the Wanda Hotel Design & Research Institute. 

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Wanda Reign Chengdu. Photography courtesy of the Wanda Hotel Design & Research Institute. 

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Wanda Reign Chengdu. Photography courtesy of the Wanda Hotel Design & Research Institute. 

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Wanda Reign Chengdu. Photography courtesy of the Wanda Hotel Design & Research Institute. 

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Wanda Reign Chengdu. Photography courtesy of the Wanda Hotel Design & Research Institute. 

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Wanda Reign Chengdu. Photography courtesy of the Wanda Hotel Design & Research Institute. 

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Wanda Reign Chengdu. Photography courtesy of the Wanda Hotel Design & Research Institute. 

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Wanda Vista Resort Xishaungbanna. Photography courtesy of the Wanda Hotel Design & Research Institute. 

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Wanda Vista Resort Xishaungbanna. Photography courtesy of the Wanda Hotel Design & Research Institute. 

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Wanda Vista Resort Xishaungbanna. Photography courtesy of the Wanda Hotel Design & Research Institute. 

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