design et al are delighted to announce that KplusK associates have been shortlisted for Hotel Under 200 Rooms – Asia Pacific Award in The International Hotel and Property Awards 2018.
KplusK associates have converted a 78-key hotel into a 244-bed co-living co-working environment. The project’s aim was to re-purpose an existing hotel as a co-environment, to international travellers, backpackers, school parties and local free spirits alike. The facilities are extensive with the lower 3 floors dedicated to communal facilities. The ground floor is intended for living, lounging reception as well as providing breakfast, snacks and drinks throughout the day. It also acts as a social hub to host a variety of activities. From art jams to craft beer tasting. The first floor incorporates a 24-hour lounge with quiet skype pods, a photobooth and movie room. Upstairs there is a communal kitchen, self service laundry, luggage room and valuable lockers. Sleeping arrangements are similarly diverse.
The designers favourite aspect is the ‘party floor’ on 5th, which allows for groups of 14 people to share their own space as well as a sizeable external balcony. Mojo Nomad also has several “women only” floors which is suitable for women travelling alone or in small groups. Mojo Nomad brings European style backpacker hostel vibe to a city that demands high standards of service and diversity of facilities. Maybe this is the only hospitality venue in Hong Kong that ticks all boxes.
The locale is an old district dominated by the Aberdeen Fish market and the harbour. The area therefore has a slightly edgy feel which suites Mojo Nomad. Already one can see new barista bars, art galleries and startups moving into the area, combining with the old dai pai dongs, fruit stalls and grocery stores. Mojo Nomad will help breathe new life into the district that is already re-inventing itself. Many local artists were involved in decorating the space such as Lunatic [HK], MS [HK/FR], Sinic Choy [Taiwan/HK], Wais [HK/Russia] and Wong Ting Fung [HK].