Shangri-La Opens Kerry Hotel in Hong Kong
André Fu, Rocco Design team on flagship resort
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has debuted the first Kerry Hotel in Hong Kong. Two locally based design forces—interior designer André Fu and Rocco Design Architects—teamed to create the look of the new-build, 16-story hotel, which project participants say is the first to open on the Kowloon waterfront since 1995.
Marking the hotelier’s fourth property in the city and the brand’s new flagship hotel, the 546-key urban resort plays up views of Victoria Harbour and outdoor living spaces with a multi-level podium design that connects the hotel to its public areas. The arrival experience frames waterfront views with a curved glass window that’s 26 ft. high and spans 262 ft. wide. The lobby opens onto an outdoor garden with topiary hedges, while inside, a 164-ft. Turkish onyx marble wall leads to a grand staircase and ballroom.
The hotel’s accommodations range from 452-sq.-ft. deluxe sea-view rooms to the 3,165-sq.-ft. Presidential Suite. Each guest room includes a custom-built open closet and bespoke lighting pendants with subtle Asian references. The Club, a 3,230-sq.-ft. exclusive lounge for guests on designated floors, is also on tap.
A premier sea view room at Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong. Photo: Courtesy of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
All five of the hotel's restaurants, as well as its bar, feature outdoor landscaped terraces overlooking the harbor. On-site F&B options include:
- Hung Tong, the hotel's signature restaurant. Inspired by the 19th century shipyards that once permeated the Hung Hom Bay neighborhood, red brick walls are complemented by traditional metal gates, wooden vents, vintage-inspired chairs and tinted glass pendants.
- Big Bay Café, an all-day dining restaurant with seven individual pavilions dedicated to specific cooking methods and local and international cuisines. That venue is home to a buffet, a grab-and-go cart and indoor/outdoor seating.
- The Lobby Lounge, which is decked out in a soft palette of mauve, bronze and mineral gray hues accented by beige and boticino classico marble.
- Red Sugar, the hotel's bar, which offers a 270-degree, wrap-around terrace.
- Dockyard, which is slated to open this month and will feature various international culinary talents.
The hotel is also home to the city's largest pillar-less hotel ballroom and 17 event spaces. Decorated with nearly 20,000 overhanging rock crystals, the 18,900-sq.-ft. Grand Ballroom features Hong Kong’s largest LED wall, which measures about 50 ft. wide and 14 ft. tall. Meanwhile, the 12,109-sq.-ft. Hung Hom Ballroom is dressed in hand-painted wallcoverings embellished in an artisanal gold patina.
Rounding out the hotel’s amenities is Base Camp Kerry Sports, a 24-hour fitness facility that also features an 82-ft. outdoor infinity swimming pool, as well as Jacuzzi, steam bath, sauna and spa facilities.
In addition to the new Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong, Shangri-La’s portfolio in that city includes Kowloon Shangri-La, Island Shangri-La and Hotel Jen Hong Kong. “The introduction of Kerry Hotel to Hong Kong provides a different dimension for guests to experience this culturally rich and diverse city,” says Madhu Rao, acting president of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.