Sleek, sen­sual in­te­ri­ors up­grade a stay from sound to spec­tac­u­lar. Step into a world of won­drous de­sign at Kerry Ho­tel, Hong Kong




In an en­vi­able set­ting on the Kowloon wa­ter­front, Kerry Ho­tel en­joys panoramic views that span the sky­scrapers of Hong Kong Is­land. It is the first new ho­tel to take up such a pres­ti­gious spot on this side of the har­bour in two decades – and it’s well worth a visit, par­tic­u­larly for the de­sign lover keen on a Hong Kong get­away.

Rocco Yim of award-win­ning firm Rocco De­sign is be­hind the ar­chi­tec­ture of the 546-room ho­tel, while the in­te­ri­ors of this mod­ern and clean-lined ur­ban oa­sis are the work of de­sign wun­derkind An­dre Fu, whose pre­vi­ous projects in­clude Hong Kong's The Up­per House, Fuller­ton Bay Ho­tel in Sin­ga­pore, and The Berke­ley Ho­tel in Lon­don.

The de­sign of Kerry Ho­tel is no small feat. The size­able ho­tel spans 16 storeys with an en­trance lobby that fea­tures eight-me­tre-high ceil­ings and floor-to­ceil­ing win­dows stretch­ing 80 me­tres, re­veal­ing views of the ho­tel’s wa­ter­front ter­race and gar­den to Hong Kong’s stun­ning sky­line beyond. Yet Fu brings to the prop­erty an in­ti­macy that is found through­out his oeu­vre, while im­bu­ing the space with a light­ness and flow that re­flects its wa­ter­front set­ting. In fact, much of the de­sign is in­flu­enced by the ho­tel’s lo­ca­tion.

Sculp­tural and tac­tile, the curved mar­ble walls are in­spired by the flu­id­ity of wa­ter. The pal­ette is nat­u­ral and muted with mauve, bronze and min­eral grey fur­nish­ings en­veloped by the warm beige mar­ble walls. Bright, green plants bring the out­doors in, em­pha­sis­ing the close re­la­tion­ship be­tween in­side and out. A pair of mon­u­men­tal bronze sculp­tures by Tai­wanese artist Ju Ming con­nects the two ar­eas, with one placed on the out­door wa­ter fea­ture and the other lo­cated in­side at the base of the grand stair­case. Th­ese sculp­tures form just part of a 1000-piece strong art col­lec­tion on dis­play through­out the ho­tel, with many spe­cially com­mis­sioned art­works among them.

There are other nods to Kerry Ho­tel’s lo­ca­tion, not least in the de­sign of its five food and bev­er­age out­lets, each of which in­cludes both in­door and out­door space over­look­ing Vic­to­ria Har­bour. Take Hung Tong, a mod­ern Chi­nese res­tau­rant that not only draws in­spi­ra­tion from the her­itage of the Hung Hom neigh­bour­hood for its menu, but also for its in­te­ri­ors which hark back to the area’s in­dus­trial past as a ship­ping yard. There are walls with ex­posed brick­work, vin­tage-in­spired leather chairs and coloured-glass pen­dant lights, while a 1960s-era Hong Kong vibe is borne out in metal­lic win­dow frames, wooden shelves and rus­tic car­pets.


香港嘉里酒店由屢獲殊榮的許李嚴建築師事務所的嚴迅奇以及著名室內設計師傅厚民構思設計,共有546間客房。傅厚民曾經負責香港奕居、新加坡Fuller­ton Bay Hotel和倫敦The Berke­ley Hotel室內設計項目,他為酒店營造一番時尚簡約和都市綠洲的感覺。




The bar, Red Su­gar, also ref­er­ences the area’s past through in­dus­trial-tinged brass de­tail­ing, yet it en­sures one foot re­mains in the present with pieces like lo­cal artist Adrian Wong’s con­tem­po­rary neon in­stal­la­tion. A large wrap­around ter­race uses tim­ber, steel planters, and lush green­ery to guar­an­tee pri­vacy for pa­trons with­out ob­struct­ing the ho­tel’s su­pe­rior views.

Kerry Ho­tel’s de­sign is sub­tly steeped in Hong Kong. But it’s so spa­cious yet in­ti­mate as to feel a world away, too, with its out­door land­scaped gar­dens of­fer­ing a rare es­cape. Is there any­where bet­ter for stay­ca­tion­ers to in­dulge? Un­wind in the chic, sleek and har­mo­nious gue­strooms com­plete with Asian de­sign ref­er­ences or be­side the 25-me­tre in­fin­ity pool, both of which ac­cord mag­nif­i­cent views that are fa­mil­iar but nev­er­the­less splen­did. Kerry Ho­tel is a prime ex­am­ple of a lux­ury ho­tel whose sharp de­sign el­e­vates its ap­peal. //

本地藝術家王浩然特意為酒吧Red Su­gar打造新舊融合的情懷,銅管方框和鐵閘展現老香港的風韻、而鮮艷奪目的霓虹燈牌則感覺新潮。不同木材及植物盆栽均經過精心鋪排,增加休憩空間的私隱度令酒吧顧客更可享私密空間。


Waves and swirls re­flect the wa­ter­front set­ting of Kerry Ho­tel, Hong Kong 創意曲線 波浪和漩渦的設計概念完美呈現香港嘉里酒店依海而建的主題。

From room to res­tau­rant, in­te­rior de­signer An­dre Fu has im­bued the ho­tel with quiet calm, Asian charm and a sleek and all-em­brac­ing in­ti­macy. 雅致魅力 室內設計師傅厚民為酒店全方位打造迷人氣派。由客房到餐廳均反映出靜謐安寧和東方風情,佈局環環相扣。

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