Swire Hotels announced the launch of its restaurant division, Swire Restaurants, to manage the company’s standalone restaurants. The restaurants include Plat du Jour, Public and Ground Public in Quarry Bay, and The Continental in Pacific Place and the forthcoming Mr & Mrs Fox.
Mr & Mrs Fox is Swire Restaurants’ newest stand-alone restaurant is scheduled to open in August. It will be a steakhouse and neighborhood hangout, located over three floors in the Taikoo Place Apartments on 23 Tong Chong Street, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong. Designed by Charlie & Rose, a Hong Kong architectural and interior design company, Mr & Mrs Fox will be a 250-seat multi-level bar and restaurant with a craft beerhouse at street level, bar and steakhouse on the first floor, and private dining room with its own terrace in the attic.
Joey Sergentakis will serve as the head chef for Mr & Mrs Fox.
Swire Hotels has properties in Hong Kong, Mainland China, the UK and the US. The company’s first hotel, The Opposite House in Beijing, opened in 2008. It was followed by The Upper House, Hong Kong; and then by EAST, Hong Kong and EAST, Beijing. The Temple House in Chengdu is due to open in Q2 2015 and EAST, Miami in Q4 2015.
Swire Hotels also created a collection of locally inspired hotels in the UK: the first Chapter Hotel, The Montpellier Chapter, opened in Cheltenham in 2010 and was followed by The Magdalen Chapter in Exeter.
A restaurant division was set up in 2013 to manage the company’s stand-alone restaurant operations. Its first restaurant Plat du Jour opened in November 2013, followed by Public and Ground Public in Quarry Bay and The Continental in Pacific Place which opened in October 2014.