Aiming to break the traditional hotel narrative of serious spaces and strict boundaries, Ying’nFlo is a lifestyle guesthouse for modern day travelers.
With ecological and economical efficiency in mind, the spaces are designed to have a warm, welcoming and familiar feel, emphasizing functionality and quality. Against this backdrop of curated simplicity is an edge of youthful attitude and local context, with vibrant elements giving the hotel its own unique flavour.
Driven by the idea of the ‘House of Ying’nFlo’ the Ground Floor social spaces are designed as a series of rooms aimed at providing ‘home comfort’. The Ground Floor is a communal space with a seamless flow, allowing connectivity between guests and the community.
Upon arriving one is greeted by ‘The Collectors Room’, a neutral and organic space with curated objects, hand rendered walls, timber paneling, linen cabinetry. Terracotta Mutina tiles pave the floor to create a seamless connection to the exterior terrace. Glazing frames the exterior courtyard, with a centralised olive tree and built in bench seating. A light oak communal table operates as a counter for guests to connect.
A trellised timber screen extends from the exterior through to the lift lobby guiding guests through to the ‘The Arcade’, a room to gather, relax and play. The floor is clad in graphical tiles, shifting in pattern. The playful tiles are offset with soft rendered walls, timber shutters offering a sense of intimacy, and an eclectic mix of furniture.
Adjacent to ‘The Arcade’ is the ‘Music Room’, this is the social hub of the House of Ying’nFlo. Ceramic tiles, textural plaster, bespoke oak shelving system and curated art and lifestyle objects frame the room. A custom sofa nestles within allowing guests to connect in their home away from home.
Against the light tones, natural materials and clean lines of the interior, the generous Garden Terrace is a bold and colorful environment. A peripheral volume of greenery organically wraps the terrace, undulating to allow pockets of inhabitation and a centralised cabana. Circular seating in playful yellow stripped fabric contrasts with the natural ceramic tiles and abundant greenery.
The guest rooms are luxurious in their simplicity; fresh, functional and welcoming. A clean palette of plaster, wood, white washed oak and canvas provides a textured and timeless environment. The ceiling datum is painted in muted green providing a youthful edge and playfulness, without overpowering the sophisticated backdrop. The green tone extends to frame window seating nooks and hand glazed tiles in the bathroom and kitchen. Every space is utilized to offer variety in spaces and function along with considered detailing. Seating nooks and lounge furniture for working, relaxing or dining makes the rooms efficient & functional creating an enjoyable & seamless guest experience to be used at all times of the day.
在 “奕凨之家” 理念的推动下，一层共享空间被设计成一系列旨在提供“居家般舒适”的房间，住客可以在这里互动交流，也可以与社区建立连接。
- Year of Completion : 2023
- Area : 1,800sqm
- Client : Great Eagle Holdings and Langham Hospitality
- Design Principle : Briar Hickling
- Design Team : Ricki-Lee Van Het Wout, Lara Daoud, Justin Cheung
- Project Address : 3-5 Wan Chai Gap Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
- Photography : Jonathan Leijonhufvud