Last month saw the opening of the Kerry Hotel, the newest and most stylish addition to Hong Kong’s hotel scene and the first hotel in 20 years to be built on the Kowloon waterfront. With interiors designed by the renowned architect Andre Fu, this sixteen storey hotel has been designed as an ‘urban resort’, seeking to evoke an experience of relaxed luxury in one of the world’s most dynamic cities.
Conceived as a stylish twofold dining experience, overlooking Hong Kong’s dynamic waterfront, Hung Tong and Red Sugar Bar are the latest creations of architect André Fu and his studio AFSO. Both bar and restaurant are intended to celebrate the heritage of Hung Hom, once home to Hong Kong’s dockyards; a nostalgic tribute to the city's former shipbuilding industry.
Diners entering the restaurant will find themselves in a modernist red brick pavilion, created as a free-standing gem set atop a vintage warehouse. As part of his vision to bring the city’s past alive, Fu has employed a surprising palette of bold patterns and colours – he has juxtaposed a bold checkered carpet against a hexagonal parquet floor, against a backdrop of 60s metallic door frames.
In keeping with the Hong Kong spirit, an array of bespoke hexagonal rippled glass pendants and vintage-inspired leather chairs have also been introduced to create a luxurious yet comfortable atmosphere that is both classic yet contemporary.
Red Sugar Bar
Adjoining Hung Tong, the arrival journey to the Red Sugar bar begins with a whimsical neon installation by local artist Adrian Wong – walking through the enticing passageway, guests encounter a prominent brass feature fireplace.
Decked with an asymmetrical layout of cozy lounge seats and Cadillac inspired couches in a palette of oranges and marine greens, Red Sugar is at once luxurious yet industrial. The room is also adorned with hanging tropical plants to convey an urban oasis atmosphere.
Set against floor-to-ceiling windows that showcases Hong Kong’s unique skyline, the bronze cocktail bar is designed as a scaffolding structure and is highlighted with stunning Lasvit Tac/Tile pendants, designed by Fu, that evoke a strong modernist sensibility.
The jewel in the crown is the breath-taking outdoor deck and garden terrace that appears to jut out into the city's Victoria Harbour and presents a birds’ eye view of the harbor and city. The garden uses steel planters, exposed aggregate and wild landscaping to reinforce the idea of an urban and contemporary al fresco experience.