CLADmag issue2 2019

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I wanted to go deeper than the stereotypical concept of lanterns, junks and temples André Fu Founder, AFSO PROJECT St Regis Hong Kong

The 27-storey hotel opened in March


esign practice AFSO have

created interior spaces at the

St Regis Hong Kong, a recently opened resort that has been

likened to a “curated mansion”.

Located in the city’s Wan Chai

district, the 27-storey flagship – the

first venue from the St Regis Hotels

and Resorts hospitality group to debut in Hong Kong – features 129 guest

rooms and suites as well as a pool,

bar, tea room, terrace, and a health club with spa and gym amenities. On-site dining outlets include

the L’Envol, a French eatery; and Rùn, a restaurant specialising in Cantonese cuisine.

“The overall idea was to create a

curated mansion that would recall

both the New York of the original St

Regis and the culture and heritage of Hong Kong. I wanted to go deeper Fu has a masters in architecture from Cambridge University

than the stereotypical concept of

lanterns, junks and temples and tap into my own memories of the city,”

André Fu told CLAD. “I was born in Hong Kong and so designing the


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