Hong Kong-based design firm CL3 Architects has completed their latest refurbishment project for The Park Lane, Hong Kong, a Pullman Hotel. Led by renowned architect and interior designer William Lim, the award-winning team has introduced a new design scheme for the hotel’s welcome area and lobby lounge. Breaking the conventions of lobby design, the revamp integrates artistic elements with contemporary sophistication, catering to both savvy globetrotters and business travelers.
Located in the heart of Causeway Bay, The Park Lane Hong Kong, a Pullman Hotel enjoys direct access to the city’s top shopping district, while affording remarkable views of the harbor and Victoria Park. “The design scheme was inspired by its location. Our design team reconfigured the lobby layout entirely to bring in elements from its surroundings. Materials such as marble, copper, steel, timber and glass have been incorporated to create stunning visual contrasts against a raw industrial framework,” says William.
Hotel Entrance and Lobby As part of the renovations, CL3 has given the hotel entrance a complete overhaul. Replacing the former conservative look is a striking black façade, balanced by an orange Alucobond ceiling to create a unique, ultra-modern exterior. The building’s pillars at the drop-off area are decorated with black mirror stainless steel and lit from within to welcome guests into the hotel.
Inside the lobby, grey marble flooring and exposed ceilings add a sense of depth and spaciousness. As visitors approach the reception, a large video feature wall gives a striking first impression with colorful digital displays, while two check-in counters crafted in timber with black mirror stainless steel highlights are positioned in front. CL3 has also designed bespoke desk lamps to match the minimalistic lines of these marble counters.
A unique luggage-themed backdrop wall, which doubles as storage space, is located behind the VIP check-in area and Concierge. Decorated with leather, horsehair and metal accents, the visually striking design becomes a key feature within the lobby. Beside the Concierge, three VIP marble check-in counters are matched with a hanging globe lamp, rounded copper stools and purple carpeting, adding an intimate yet playful vibe to the space.
Lobby Lounge The newly refurbished lobby lounge – Ebb & Flow – is a stylish hangout featuring a mini-gallery of specially commissioned artworks. Using a semi-private layout, the space is divided into different zones with the use of glass panels and metal folding gates. At one end, floor-to-ceiling windows offer views of Victoria Park and allow natural light indoors. In the middle, cozy banquettes and sofas are available for those wanting to relax and unwind. At the other end, a large communal table in wood features an array of magazines, interactive screens and iPads for guests to stay connected. The bar and coffee station, positioned adjacent to one another, are constructed from white marble and natural wood respectively, while timber was also chosen for the floor and ceiling, adding warmth to the design.
In addition to custom-made furniture by CL3, Lim has also handpicked a selection of designer pieces for the lobby lounge, including chairs and stools by Stella Works, Martela and Ferlea. Designed with flexibility in mind, the layout of the lounge can also be rearranged to suit different types of events, parties and art exhibitions. Stylishly redesigned, the upgraded lobby at The Park Lane, Hong Kong, a Pullman hotel redefines the guest arrival experience with beautifully-designed interiors that combine art, technology, functionality and comfort.