“Our legacy is rejection of all things conventional,” says Mathew Dalby, Design Director of YOO Studio. “Original design enhances life. It is our mantra for every hotel we develop, manage and design.”
They started with the exterior, which was once devoid of features and has now been given a textured architectural look with spray-painted detailing.
The lobby is certainly an unconventional mix of modern, avant garde and street art elements – from the crystal pendant lights, to the playful gold hand seat, to the graffiti rug. Taking centre-stage, however, is French style lounge re-upholstered in fluorescent multi-coloured fabric. The fusion of old and new extends to the hotel’s suites, with elements of street art and classical European paintings featured in each room.
“[Hong Kong is] a city so synonymous with change,” says Mathew, “This iconic address is now redefined and refreshed for the future.”