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2 0 18 G O L D K E Y AWA R D S

BEST GUESTROOM FOCUSED SERVICE
WINNER

MOJO NOMAD
CENTRAL
HONG KONG

DESIGN FIRM: ALT-254, Hong Kong
THE COMMISSION: Shake up Hong

THE CHARRETTE: Think big. Room footprints for the 56 accommodations range
from S (small) to XL (extra large), but
the wow factor had to be one-size-fitsall. Color and pattern were the obvious
starting points. Drawing the focus to
the shell of the rooms creates a sense of
spaciousness. Facing walls washed in
energizing yellow provide a sunny shelter
for beds in some of the private rooms,
while the mood shifts to calming indigo
in others. Strong graphic patterns on the
fronts of the bunk niches make them a
literal work of art. Textured effects that
change from one wall to the next provide
points of visual interest without clutter.

THE COOL STUFF: Insider secrets. Case in point: Murals

SOURCES

THE CHALLENGES: A tight budget vs.

that undulate like radio waves. Guests get bragging rights
if they can find the hidden image formed by the patterns.

travelers' sky-high expectations for this
sexy younger sister to the brand's debut
property in Aberdeen Harbour. Tooclever-by-half basics get the right result
for both halves of the equation. The
slatted partition in the XL room defines
the sleeping area without the expense of
a half-wall or custom millwork. FF&E is
highly curated, but each piece-such as
the sleek double-oval side table or the
drop-down desk-drives this fresh take
on urban hotel interiors.

THE CARRY-OUT: Get in the head of every guest. "We
had to deliver looks that would play well to travelers
looking for designer rooms as well as families, groups
and friends who want a new type of value-driven
hospitality," says Vincent McIlduff, ALT-254's founding
partner and ceo. Elements such as the outsized line
drawing of a dynamic human profile answer the
aesthetic brief of the creatives and digital nomads who
frequent the Sheung Wan neighborhood. Even shared
rooms respect the need for privacy. Each bunk has its
own television and Bluetooth headphone capabilities.

OWNER/OPERATOR: Ovolo
Hotels, Hong Kong; DESIGN
FIRM/ARCHITECT/PURCHASING
COMPANY: ALT-254, Hong Kong;
GENERAL CONTRACTOR:
Contractor - MP Contracting, Hong
Kong; DESIGN CONSULTANTS:
Lightlinks International Ltd.,
Hong Kong, Tokyo (lighting); JBA
Consulting Engineers, Hong Kong
office (MEP engineer); FURNITURE:
Mabu Design

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L U C Y M C N A L LY

Kong's typical affordable hotel menu
with a something-for-everyone mix of
five room types ranging from shared
spaces and sleeping pods to suites. Don't
disappoint the creatives and digital
nomads who spend up for the larger
accommodations and expect sophisticated, thought-provoking design. Steer
clear of the dorm thing: groups, families
and travelers who want (or don't mind)
a social experience won't settle for a row
of cots or stacked beds that would look
outdated in a barracks.


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From the Editor
In This Issue
Check Out boutiquedesign.com
The Buzz
2018 Gold Key Awards: The Why Factor
Q+A:S+S=Success
Products: Casegoods
Products: Lighting
Exit Interview
Boutique Design - December 2018 - Intro
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