St. Regis Osaka's crystal tree
04th October 2018 | The drawing board
Situated in the heart of the fashion district, the design for the Langham Hong Kong renovation relates back to the historical Langham London, whilst also reflecting the vibrancy of Hong Kong.
The solution ensures that whilst there is a classical component to the design, the key elements contain a blend of both old and new, moving the hotel into the 21st century – a seamless blend of technology with distinctive and characterful design.
Focusing on decadent afternoon teas during the day and lighter bites in the evening, the Palm Court has a wealth of charm and distinction. The space is richly layered with a multitude of varying finishes to create a luxurious and opulent feel, whilst maintaining a light, fresh and open environment that lifts one’s mood and thrills the senses.
Tucked away within the Lobby space, the Palm Court Bar forms a natural extension of the Palm Court. The new horseshoe shape allows for both a more communal seating arrangement and also provides a ‘stage’ on which the bartenders may entertain whilst creating exotic cocktail combinations. Seating booths sit to either side of the bar and allow for extra guests to share in the theatre created.
Subdivided by a striking double-sided fireplace the bar flows easily into and out of the Palm Court, with the fireplace offering both focus and backdrop to both spaces, whilst maintaining transparency between the two.
The scheme itself is based on the golds and teals of the Palm Court but has been subtly developed in order that the palette incorporates a warmer and more sophisticated feel.
Located a short distance from Hong Kong Film Industry’s ‘Avenue of the Stars’, the hotel’s Director’s Suite links the era of the Silent Movie with the fast-paced action of modern Chinese cinema.
Featuring black, silver, white, grey and sepia with jewel accents; polished veneer and finishes hark to the Golden Age of Film – high gloss, Nickel, Lucite and Glass. Imagery reflects drama and theatrical themes, from myths and legends to modern day romance.
The bedroom exudes romance and opulence with soft pooling drapery, pleated and buttoned upholstery, and cut glass and mirror for glamour. Full size photographic art from film shoots gives the final touch in addition to an extensive library of films and film memorabilia.