Design firm Gettys and The Peninsula Hong Kong redefine the luxury travel experience
Award-winning hospitality design and interior architecture firm Gettys and The Peninsula Hotels have unveiled newly transformed guestrooms and suites in The Peninsula Hong Kong Tower as part of a comprehensive $60 million renovation that will culminate in the complete overhaul of all 300 guestrooms and corridors by April 2013.
Upon completion, the substantial project will cement The Peninsula Hong Kong’s reputation as “The Grande Dame of the Far East” and a world-class icon continuing to define the luxury travel experience.
For the property’s first renovation since 1994, Gettys, recognised for their innovative hospitality projects in Asia, the Middle East, the U.S., and the Caribbean, was brought onboard as the executive interior designer to work in tandem with The Peninsula Hotels’ in-house design team. Construction work on the Peninsula Tower began this year in January. The timeless, classically contemporary look of the newly-appointed rooms will pave the way for the transformation of guestrooms within the main building which will reopen to the public in April 2013.
Gettys and luxury Hong Kong hotel found inspiration from the interiors of ultra-luxurious modes of travel including yachts, private jets and bespoke motorcars accenting a clean, elegant and neutral-toned room aesthetic with approachable technology to ensure comfort while maximizing use of space. Meticulous attention to detail was required in designing thoughtful, user-friendly amenities that cater both to leisure and business travelers.
All rooms feature warm, neutral tones contrasted with pops of glossy-finished dark wood furnishings and unique metal and glass fixtures. Cream-hued leather closet doors are opened with intuitively-positioned grooves, and drawers are accented with vintage travel trunk-inspired handles tying back to the theme of luxury travel and the storied history of the property. Abstract, modern artwork from Hong Kong-based artists provide a splash of bold colour, while elegant antique-inspired pieces like the dining tables and chaises in certain suites pay homage to the hotel’s sense of place and heritage.