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

BEST HOTEL UPSCALE
FINALIST

PUBLIC
NEW YORK

DESIGN FIRMS: Ian Schrager Company, New York; Herzog &

de Meuron, Basel
THE COMMISSION: Craft interiors that make Ian Schrager's stated aim of

"Luxury for All" a reality across four pillars: service, style, unique experience
and value.
THE CHARRETTE: Cut the unnecessary extras. This design, both in the 367
guestrooms and the extensive public areas, is about balancing the personal,
provocative and flamboyant and the simple, refined, modest and sophisticated. Compact guestrooms draw inspiration from yacht cabins and get most
of their design wow from the wood on walls, raised floor and ceiling that
frames the bed.
THE COOL STUFF: There's no way any hotel that proposes to capture the

essence of New York could be without an innovative theater space. PUBLIC
ARTS, the hotel's performance space, takes drapery to the next level, not only
using it as curtains but suspending it along the theater's walls.

SOURCES
OPERATOR: Ian Schrager Company, New York; CONCEPT, PROGRAM AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR:
Ian Schrager; DESIGN ARCHITECT: Herzog & de Meuron; ISC DESIGN STUDIO: Kirstin Bailey and
Paul Haslhofer; RESTAURANTS: Jean-Georges Vongerichten; PUBLIC ARTS: Matt Kliegman and
Carlos Quirarte; LANDSCAPE DESIGN: Madison Cox; PUBLIC SPACE AMBIENT LIGHTING: Arnold
Chan; GUEST ROOM & THEATRICAL LIGHTING: Paul Marantz: PUBLIC ARTS SPECIAL EFFECTS
LIGHTING: Core; INTERIOR DESIGN COLLABORATORS: bonetti/kozerski architecture DPC;
COMMISSIONED ARTWORK: Ivan Navarro and Anselm Reyle; GRAPHIC DESIGN: Baron & Baron;
PUBLIC ARTS SOUND: El Media; DIRECTOR OF BRAND AND ENTERTAINMENT: Ben Pundole; ISC
BRAND MANAGEMENT: Sebastian Puga

THE CARRY-OUT: Welcome to the new New York. This project is a bell-

wether for cutting-edge hotels ready to luxe up small rooms and bring 5-star
public space experiences down to a different price point. The hotel's location
on the Lower East Side, far away from peak real estate prices in Midtown,
helps make that possible-that too sets an example as development
continues to surge in the neighborhood.

FINALIST

BEIJING

DESIGN FIRM: MINISTRY OF DESIGN PTE LTD, Singapore
THE COMMISSION: Redefine the upscale Beijing hotel experience. "The

city has always been known as the grounded/solemn capital of heritage and
culture. With this property, we present an alternative take on what Beijing
can offer: one that is more light-hearted, with a keen interest in tradition but
not afraid to transcend it in a contemporary way," says Colin Seah, founder,
Ministry of Design PTE LTD.
THE CHARRETTE: Take inspiration from the French "vue" to craft a space

with a new, whimsical perspective on hospitality design. "The narrative drew
inspiration from the lake's animal inhabitants, imagining that VUE's presence
magically or anthropomorphically transforms the foxes, rabbits and deer, to
become human-like," says Seah.
THE CHALLENGE: The six 1950s buildings that make up the hotel fall in the

middle ground between historic, therefore worth preserving, and just "not new"
and set for demolition to make way for a newbuild. So, to make them convertable, Seah and his team went for a radical makeover. "We united the buildings
and interiors by applying a visual baseline throughout the compound," he says.
"The traditional 'cracked ice-ray' pattern, derived from the imagery of a frozen lake
starting to crack, is traditionally used to adorn the open portion of timber doors."
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SOURCES
OWNER/OPERATOR: VUE Hotel Houhai, Beijing; DESIGN FIRM: MINISTRY OF DESIGN PTE LTD,
Singapore: Colin Seah; Joyce Low; Ruth Chong; Sarah Conceicao; Richard Herman; Kevin Leong;
Tasminah Ali; Syazwani Wagiman; Rais Rahman; Patricia Segado; Angie Ng; Jascha Oakes; TiangYuping;
Norberto Olegario; Mior Hasan; Don Castenada; Arnel Anonuevo; Danielle Liu; Sandra Goh;
ARCHITECT: MINISTRY OF DESIGN PTE LTD, Singapore; PURCHASING COMPANY: VUE Hotel Houhai,
Beijing; GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Changzhou Jintan Construction Co. Ltd, China; ARCHITECTURAL
MATERIALS: Yixin Guangzhou; ART: Beijing Duma Studio; AUDIOVISUAL: 3Nod; CARPETS: TY
Carpet; BATH & SPA: Avoex; Kohler; Shanghai Yihao Decoration Materials Co., Ltd.; CEILINGS; Beijing
ZhongxingJiahua; DRAWER FRIDGE: Indel B; ELECTRONICS: Philips; FLOORING: NewTechWood;
FURNITURE: RICKS; Shanghai Beidun Furniture Co., Ltd.; LIGHTING: Saintly; PAINT:SKK; SURFACING
MATERIALS: BODE; EUROART; WINDOW TREATMENTS: RAEX

C O U R T E S Y O F I A N S C H R AG E R C O. ( P U B L I S ) ; C I & A P H O T O G R A P H Y ( V U E H O T E L H O U H A I )

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From the Editor
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Check Out boutiquedesign.com
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2018 Gold Key Awards: The Why Factor
Q+A:S+S=Success
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Products: Lighting
Exit Interview
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