Design Concept: The Hari Hong Kong

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This week’s collaboration with TOPHOTELDESIGN focuses on the sophisticated architecture and interiors of Hari Hong Kong.

Atkins-Shanghai is behind the architectural design of this hotel and Tara Bernerd & Partners designed the interiors. hansgrohe contributed as a supplier.

A serene urban retreat

Completed in 2020, The Hari Hong Kong, which is the Harilela family’s second Harilela-branded property, now stands out as a sophisticated retreat in the city’s Wan Chai district. It is the first property of the global hotel group’s flagship hotel brand to open on its own soil.

The design hotel is distinguished first by its striking architectural structure linking the commercial heart of Causeway Bay and the creative district of Wan Chai.

In this space, the interiors have been designed according to the Hari brand’s preference for accessible luxury. Tara Bernerd & Partners worked in partnership with Dr. Aron Harilela to achieve this look.

Drawing inspiration from the local culture, heritage and energy of Wan Chai, the multi-layered interiors merge materiality with a clever play of furnishings, finishes and other unexpected touches.

Sophisticated public and private spaces

Guests are greeted with Crittal windows and a green wall in the lobby where a sculptural concierge desk featuring a marble base, bronze inserts and wood top is joined by custom low sofas, mid-century coffee tables century and a library wall. A palette of rich blues, greens, and earth tones are complemented by contemporary mid-century and modern furnishings.

The hotel’s two restaurants are designed around the cuisines they represent. Lucciola is designed to capture the spirit of Italy with tiled floors, plaster walls and banquettes while the Japanese restaurant, Zoku, features an origami-inspired slatted wood ceiling, semi-circular banquettes and a Crittal framed glass wall.

The hotel’s terrace bar stands out with its three-story green wall on the facade above and its light, fresh palette with patterned aqua fabrics and a book-matching marble wall.

Bedrooms here are open and flexible in their layout with design features ranging from Critall-framed glass doors to woven padded headboards. The penthouse suites have a full-length terrace with views of Wan Chai. In these suites, navy and gray velvets and tweeds contrast with the yellow of their velvet sofas.

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