The Viana Hotel & Spa was designed around the basic principles of the ancient art of Feng Shui. Upon entering our lobby, guests are immediately enthralled by the sight of a magnificent stained glass compass inlaid into our elegant marble lobby floor. The compass is an important symbol of Feng Shui (earth, wood, water, metal, and fire) are represented throughout the hotel. Each floor of the hotel has been thoroughly designed to feature custom art work and photography representing one of the five elements. Everything from the colors used in the guests rooms, hallways and public areas, to the placement of the bed and furniture in each room, has been meticulously planned. Even the crystals that hang from the chandeliers are there to create the right Qi (pronounced Chi), which is the “energy” in the sense of “life force”. There are even unseen features in the structure itself that affect the atmosphere of the hotel and in turn the mood of its inhabitants. We hope your stay with us brings you a sense of balance. To learn more about the Feng Shui aspects of the Viana Hotel and Spa, please feel free to contact our front desk and inquire about a special tour.