Mix Chinese folklore with Dutch design in Hong Kong and you have the perfect recipe for The Mira Moon Hotel, a 91-room boutique hotel designed by the talented Marcel Wanders. The inspiration for the hotel’s kinetic style comes from the Moon Festival fairy tale, a legend in the Chinese mythology about the Moon Goddess of Immortality and her husband, the Jade Rabbit. Inspired by the story, the hotel’s design incorporates the characters from the story throughout the hotel. Just as the characters lead a carefree, fun existence, so does the hotel’s design.
Moon-like light fixtures and tulip armchairs play nicely with mirrored walls and tailored peony carpets.
Bisazza mosaic tiles and lighted patterned mirrors in each room.
On each floor of the hotel, guests are greeted with a hand-carved wood panel that is inspired by the moon festival, with rabbits looking up at the night sky. The Half Moon, New Moon and Full Moon rooms are all lush and whimsical, with bright colors offsetting the dark patterned wood ceilings and custom furniture. Beautiful peony mosaics were created especially for the hotel and most all the furniture and décor elements were custom-made. There are only four rooms per floor.
A large suite with a moon-inspired light fixture and stylized patterns.
The Jade Rabbit character is found throughout the hotel’s private and public spaces, such as the light fixtures in one of the lounges.
Mr. Wanders aimed to create a contemporary nod to ancient classics with a dreamlike quality to the hotel’s design. References to traditional Chinese culture are expressed through modern interpretations of antique Chinese fabrics and prints, oversized peony flower details, lacquered patterned walls, Chinoiserie detailing and Bisazza mosaic tiles. The hotel aims for tech-savvy design aficionados who appreciate personalized, intuitive service – many who leave the hotel find themselves returning time and again. It’s the ultimate fusion of art, design and tradition.