Yeah its a potential concern of mine too.The wall from Hotel Matamba looks a bit sad. Quite... flat? Hope there's a bit more detail or something to make it feel a bit more 3D...
Thanks for sharing the pictures! Looks like a nice day, too.
However the impression of one straight flat wall from that picture is false, as partially seen at the top of the aerial image shared by lostfrequentie, it has angle changes throughout which hopefully helps give it a more 3D feel. Plus this is not the perspective we are suppose to see - hopefully once inside the area and when surrounded by other theming structures its will look and feel alright and not like a big box of factory walls around you...
Back though to the speculation of the hotel entrance being in the archway in the middle of the new steel structure.
At first I was doubtful since the corner of land behind the rooms would logically be the place for a spacious (by PHL standards) entrance building. However since the openings towards this corner in the high ceiling space (presumed lobby or part of the lobby) under the new curved block of rooms have now been bricked up minus a gap for a door.
Now I presume just this will serve as a small lobby - I suppose grandeur aside a few reception desks are all you really need. This space is also well located with access to all tower blocks and the restaurant being possible from here.
So guests would enter at this archway, then turn left, go through a corridor and enter through a doorway into the lobby.
Perhaps this corridor might have some windows or openings giving a view of F.L.Y. passing directly by in front of you and around the hotel buildings - such a first impression would certainly excuse the lack of grand lobby like Matamba and Ling Bao have.
EDIT: Although I want to avoid any neverending deadline/opening debates starting up again - just one final thought from me.
All major civil engineering is now finally complete in this project - the area structure, the coaster and hotel buildings are done and standing.
Really all that remains now is theming, fitting out/furnishing of the hotel rooms and other area buildings/facilities, and testing F.L.Y. - of course each task is extensive and challenging enough with their limitations and the quality that is expected of this project. Not quite there yet but still I feel the end is in sight, and I'd confidently predict should no major problems arise a Spring 2020 opening - hopefully for the start of season on the 4th April but if not certainly between then and the end of June.