Answers from Our Experts (1)
In a city where cutting-edge design and architecture thrives, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is at the forefront with its ultra-contemporary, luxurious and subdued design scheme. The hotel is small, with only 113 rooms, and that intimate scale is first noticed in the lobby, which feels like it could be your own living room, with its warm, natural hues. Peter Remedios designed the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel’s rooms with the ambition of making them striking yet inviting. The emphasis here is on the bathroom as a place to unwind, and as such this hotel’s powder rooms are the most incredible we’ve seen — anywhere. They take up easily a third of the room’s living space, and are carved out with the use of a curved, padded wall the divides the room into three distinct spaces: seating, sleeping and bathing. Behind that wall you’ll find a deep, circular soaking tub, rain shower and beautiful, sleek white vanities. Suites are incredibly spacious and ingeniously designed to create several multi-purpose areas. A lavishly large shiny black table can be used as a workspace or a dining table; and the bathroom can either open into the foyer or be totally closed off from the rest of the suite. Original, modern art pieces gild the space and take its sex appeal up a notch.