Design concept: The Hari Hong Kong
Images by © DIGITALAPIN.
This week’s collaboration with TOPHOTELDESIGN focuses on the sophisticated architecture and interiors of The Hari Hong Kong.
A serene urban retreat
Completed in 2020, The Hari Hong Kong, which is the second property from the Harilela family’s Hari brand, now stands out as a sophisticated retreat in the city’s Wan Chai area. This is the first property from the global hospitality group’s flagship hotel brand to open on home soil.
The design-led hotel is set apart first by its striking architectural structure bridging the commercial heart of Causeway Bay and creative district of Wan Chai.
Within this space, the interiors have been designed according to The Hari brand’s favour for approachable luxury. Tara Bernerd & Partners worked in partnership with Dr Aron Harilela to achieve this look.
Taking cues from local culture, heritage and the energy of Wan Chai, the multi-layered interiors fuse materiality with an artful interplay of furnishings, finishes and other unexpected touches.
Sophisticated public and private areas
Guests are met with Crittal windows and a green wall in the lobby where a sculptural concierge desk encompassing a marble base, bronze inserts and timber top is joined by custom low sofas, mid-century coffee tables and a library wall. A palette of rich blues, greens and earth tones is complemented by mid-century and modern contemporary furnishings.
The hotel’s two restaurants are designed according to the cuisines they represent. Lucciola is designed to capture the spirit of Italy with tiled flooring, plaster walls and banquette seating while the Japanese restaurant, Zoku, features a slatted-wood ceiling that’s inspired by origami, semicircular booth seats and a wall of Crittal-framed glass.
The hotel’s terrace bar stands out for its three-storey green wall on the facade above and light, fresh palette along with patterned aqua fabrics and statement wall of book-matched marble.
The rooms here are open and flexible in their layout with design features ranging from Crittall-framed glass doors to woven padded headboards. The penthouse suites have a full-length terrace with views over Wan Chai. In these suites, navy and grey velvets and tweeds contrast with the yellow of their velvet sofas.
Imagery © Six Senses. Six Senses Crans-Montana is on track for making its debut, just in time for the 2022-23 winter season, at the end of the year. The year-round slope-side property promises to combine vitality, serenity and adventure in a space featuring luxury...
Imagery © Katsumasa Tanaka. This week’s TOPHOTELDESIGN exclusive places the focus on industrial-chic Shiroiya Hotel featuring a man-made grassy hill. The 2020-completed hotel in Japan is the result of a collaborative design effort between several architecture and...
Imagery courtesy of The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts. The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts is relocating 19th century traditional kominka Japanese houses for a new luxury resort in Hokkaido. The Pavilions Niseko Resort will launch in Q4 2024, and the build includes...
This week’s collaboration with TOPHOTELDESIGN highlights the hotel hallways which make moving from one area to the next a fascinating exploration. We have chosen five properties which focus on the journey as well as the destination. These corridors not only lead to...
Imagery courtesy of Morris Adjmi Architects. Hot on the heels of an opening in Tampa, Florida, the Roost aparthotel brand is heading to neighbouring US state South Carolina with a development scheduled to launch in early 2024. Roost Charleston is intended to be a...
Imagery courtesy of Sage Hospitality Group, © The Ingalls. The former NoMad hotel site in downtown Los Angeles is poised to open under a new guise following a revamp encompassing a new rooftop concept. Located in the Giannini Building, the former Bank of Italy home...