Kohn Pedersen Fox and Tony Chi design Rosewood Hong Kong

The Rosewood Hong Kong has opened in the Victoria Dockside district of the city's Victoria Harbour, part of a recreation of a historic site.

The former Holt's Wharf, dating back to 1910, subsequently became New World Centre in the 1980s. New World Centre was the creation of Dr. Cheng Yu-tung and Dr. Henry Cheng, the grandfather and father (respectively) of Rosewood Hotel Group CEO Sonia Cheng.

The Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed, 65-story exterior pays homage to the city's upward growth. Meanwhile, hospitality designer Tony Chi of New York studio tonychi paid homage to Rosewood's origins as an aristocratic manor, conceiving the entire hotel as a "vertical estate" that incorporates green spaces and outdoor areas throughout.

Art throughout the property includes works by artists Henry Moore, Damien Hirst and Bharti Kerr, as well as China's Wang Keping and homegrown Hong Kong artist Wilson Shieh. Each guestroom  floor from the 24th level up have salons with selected objects that reflect Hong Kong's history.

The property’s 322 guestrooms start at 53 square meters (570 square feet) and include the Grand Harbourview Rooms that have panoramic views of Hong Kong Island. Features include curated interior details, marble bathrooms with a freestanding soaking bath, freestanding vanities and twin showers, as well walk-in closets.

The property has more than 90 suites, starting from 92 square meters (990 square feet). On each floor, the 123-square-meter (1,324 square feet) Grand Harbour Corner Suites offer panoramic harbor views from every vantage point. Meanwhile, the 1,000-square-meter (10,764 square feet) Harbour House has views from private sky terraces on the 57th level, and unique décor and design. There is also a garden oasis with sun decks and private lap pools.  Located on the same floor, the Harbour House and Garden House can be combined, offering an entirely private five-bedroom retreat complete with a private gym.

Launching in spring are 186 Rosewood Residences that will have a separate private entrance and dedicated club facilities, including an indoor swimming pool and private fitness center.

The Manor Club is located on the 40th floor, with Victoria Harbour views and multiple outdoor terraces.

For dining, the property has Holt's Café, The Legacy House, DarkSide bar, The Butterfly Room, and The Butterfly Patisserie (modelled after a high-end jewelry atelier).

For events, the property has 3,200 square meters (34,445 square feet) of space enhanced by one of Hong Kong's few private garden venues. A series of spaces on the third floor and fourth floors includes the pillarless Grand Ballroom, Pavilion and Orangery. All event galleries offer versatile meeting spaces with floor-to-ceiling windows coupled with a private kitchen and entertaining area.

Other amenities in the property include: an outdoor infinity pool and fitness center overlooking the harbor, as well the first urban outpost of Asaya, Rosewood's wellness offering, that will open in Autumn 2019. Asaya will be set over two dedicated floors.  

Photo credit: Rosewood Hotels & Resorts