The St. Regis Hong Kong Hotel offers you a unique opportunity to get to know old Hong Kong through the eyes of a brilliant architect and interior designer Andre Fu. In one of his most ambitious hotel interior design projects to date, André Fu presents mesmerizing experience-led design style.
The St. Regis Hong Kong is housed within a glittering 27-storey tower on Wan Chai’s waterfront. One of Hong Kong’s oldest districts, Wan Chai is home to traditional pawnshops, the old police station, and a Bauhaus-style market that André Fu artfully incorporated into his design.
Elements from iconic local landmarks are referenced throughout the hotel decor – including old gas street lamps from Duddell’s Street, colonial columns from the old Wan Chai police station, and panelling, inspired by the colonial Hong Kong mansions. Yet Fu’s inspiration ran deeper than simply referencing local architecture, chanelling his own childhood recollections of growing up in Hong Kong.
At 580 square metres, the property’s porte cochere sets the scene for a dramatic luxury hotel arrival experience, with 8m stone clad walls harmonising with the marble reception desk. Once inside, the soothing burble of an 8m high waterfall treats the ears. Opulent lanterns, and sconce – inspired by the 19th century gas lamps of old Hong Kong – create a soft and sensual glow. All of this contributes to the luxurious modern interior design.
Complementing this extraordinary spread of public spaces, the guest accommodation reflect the intricate juxtaposition of cultural influences that, to Fu, represents Hong Kong. 129 bedrooms, including 14 deluxe suites, two premium suites and a Presidential Suite, prioritise space and comfort over maximum efficiency.
The colour palette features chalky white, warm mineral grey and taupe; beds are dressed in white linen with mauve cashmere throws, and rugs and wall hangings provide a sense of comfort and serenity.
Creating a sense of time and place has always been a key hallmark of the St. Regis brand, but Fu has elevated this yet further in his masterful hotel interior design for the St. Regis Hong Kong.
One of the hotel’s highlights is The St. Regis Bar, the exclusive, members-only feel of which creates a distinct contrast with the elegant grandeur of the adjacent spaces.
Rich warm tones, tweeds and brass details along with bronze oak panelling and olive leather upholstery, give the modern bar a cosy and welcoming atmosphere.
In addition to The St. Regis Bar, the hotel’s F&B offering encompasses two exciting modern restaurants. Rùn Chinese restaurant is inspired by traditional Chinese tea pavilion architecture – inserted as a pale stained oak pavilion within a pavilion.
L’Envol French restaurant, meanwhile, is Fu’s own interpretation of the contemporary French salon, fusing art with couture and haute cuisine by Chef Olivier Elzer. Decorated in soft cream and beige, the restaurant features hand painted silk murals splashed with gold and hectares of ivory Carrara marble underfoot.
St. Regis Hong Kong also has a terrace that offers a peaceful open-air haven with chairs and tables from Fu’s Rock Garden collection by Janus et Cie. A striking marble water feature creates a visual centerpiece here, leading to a 2.5m high moon gate – a traditional element in Chinese gardens, while the mid-century furniture is arranged in cosy groupings, adding privacy and a sense of intimacy.
“I wanted to go deeper than the stereotypical concept of lanterns, junks and temples and tap into my own memories of the city,” Andre Fu concludes.
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