design et al are delighted to announce shortlist success for The Peninsula Hong Kong in the International Hotel & Property Awards 2014.
Renowned for its distinguished 85-year heritage at the pinnacle of luxury hospitality, The Peninsula Hong Kong reveals the final phase of its landmark room-enhancement programme with a masterstroke in design detailing and technology. With a view firmly to the future, the newly unveiled rooms and suites at The Peninsula Hong Kong strengthen a design proposition that redefines the hotel as the city’s newest luxury property, while embracing its unparalleled heritage.
In the distinctive, two-bedroomed Marco Polo Suite, a return to colonial-style classicism sets the tone. Elegant, muted dove grey, wood-panelled walls paint a scene of understated opulence. Elaborate cornicing, Chinoiserie-inspired, fin-de-siècle furnishings, and luxurious, embroidered antique silk panels lend decorative flair, set against standout views of Victoria Harbour from the expansive living and dining room. The magnificent en suite bathrooms feature the hallmarks of monochromatic art deco style, with marble inlays, high ceilings and luxurious flourishes. This 206 square metre (2,289 square foot) suite, which commands views from the Cultural Centre to Hong Kong Island, stands alone in its stylistic homage to The Peninsula’s inimitable heritage.
Presiding over the hotel’s newly enhanced rooms, The Peninsula Suite on the 26th floor lends itself to a study in architectural harmony, featuring interiors that meld restrained minimalism with pristine elegance and refinement. In the foyer outside The Peninsula Suite, an artistic journey unfolds with a pair of statement works on silkscreen by renowned American contemporary artist Pat Steir. On entering the suite, a fluid wooden sculpture by Chinese artist Sun Yi welcomes the visitor, as the room opens up to reveal an impressive living and dining area with soaring ceilings adorned by a hand-blown Lasvit Bohemian glass chandelier, artfully suspended as if in flight. An enduring feature of The Peninsula Suite is its own private balcony, affording spellbinding, unimpaired views of Victoria Harbour.
Freeform art installations feature uniformly in every guest room, inspired by Chinese ink paintings and depicting details found in nature’s flora and fauna. Three-dimensional, curvilinear, reflective-metal blossoms, leaves and branches made of laser-cut, bronze-lacquered stainless steel create whimsical compositions on the walls. Soft furnishings are also inspired by calligraphic floral design, and lend a soft, Chinoiserie-inspired touch.