The Upper House – André Fu Suite

A decade after André Fu Studio received international accolade following his work with The Upper House, the collaboration between the architect and the hotel continues with the unveiling of the André Fu Suite on the hotel’s level 48.

  • area / size 1,960 sqft
  • Year 2021
  • Location Hong Kong, China,
  • Type Hotel,
  • The new 1,960 square feet suite pays homage to the long-lasting relationship between Fu and The Upper House. This namesake suite enhances his original design intention to create a sophisticated and modern residence. It embodies Fu’s design ethos of “relaxed luxury” and provides residents with a peek into his personal journey with the hotel that jumpstarted his career.

    As guests explore and interact with the surroundings during their stay, they enter and discover the world of André Fu Living and his collaboration with The House that has spanned over a decade. Framed sketches of the architect’s original concept designs of the Hotel from 15 years ago adorn the walls, over 100 pieces of homeware are curated from the André Fu Living Collection and hand-selected books from the architect’s personal library each translate the shared vision and history of André Fu and The House into an immersive living experience. It is designed to act as a conduit for experiential and authentic connections to people and place.

    The intimate and inviting space is intended to give visitors the sense of walking into somebody’s home, and enables hosts to embrace their personal expression of living. The room begins with an expansive living room for lounging. A dining table, set for 18, is the perfect background for entertaining, whether dinner parties, celebrations or more formal business lunches. There is also a place for rejuvenation – an integrated spa conceived as a dedicated and transformative space featuring twin massage beds.

    The suite’s design is a testament to the sensibilities of its designer and his ability to bring a calm simplicity into interior spaces. Using a palette of mineral blue, dusty mink and pale ivory, the space will feature pieces from the existing André Fu Living collection, which first made its debut in Milan during Salone del Mobile 2019, as well as presenting brand new unseen pieces from his soon-to-debut Art Deco Garden collection – including a collaboration with British heritage wall covering specialist, de Gournay and lounge seatings upholstered in Loro Piana’s finest wools. From the sculptural ottoman to the fluid structure of the Mid-Century inspired furniture, and the refined porcelain tableware delicately garnished with artisan brush gilding, each piece within the suite is an expression of Fu’s signature understated sophistication and fascination with craftsmanship, focusing not simply on how beautiful things look but how they make guests feel.

    In addition to the arrival of the suite, Fu turned his hand to transform Level 4 from a place to check-in and out to a space that feels more akin to a living room. Replacing traditional check-in desks with a more open high table removes the barrier between guest and the guest experience team. An adjoining lounge space, featuring pieces from André Fu Living, is also created for guests to conjure. The result is an increased sense of intimacy, interaction and relaxation in an area that combines form and function for an enhanced guest experience.

    Design: André Fu Studio
    Photography: courtesy André Fu Studio