Rosewood Hotel Group Offices – Hong Kong

  • Client Rosewood Hotel Group,
  • size 12,000 sqft
  • Year 2023
  • Location Hong Kong, China,
  • Industry Hospitality,
  • Lim + Lu used warm tones and thoughtful finishes to complete the Rosewood Hotel Group offices in Hong Kong.

    Lim + Lu, a Hong Kong based multidisciplinary design practice, announces the completion of Rosewood Hotel Group’s new headquarters in Hong Kong. Located in K11 Atelier King’s Road, the flagship office totals 12,000 square feet and houses 13 different departments, from their Food & Beverage team, to the Global Operations department.

    The client brief expressed that the design of the office should reflect the brand’s core values and sense of place philosophy. Keywords of the brief included “Welcoming”, “Hospitable”, and “Sense of belonging”. As a company built around looking after people during their stay, it was key that they provided the same care and sense of belonging to their employees in the office. To achieve that goal, Lim+Lu worked with the team at Rosewood Hotel Group to create an environment that is both aesthetically and functionally aligned with their brand.

    While housing different specialty departments, it was crucial to create an open office culture where staff from different departments can come together to collaborate. Lim + Lu adopted an open plan where colleagues can easily communicate with each other. To further encourage collaboration, breakout spaces are strategically introduced at the threshold of different departments to create a sense of community.

    In addition, there are several nooks throughout the office where employees can find some quiet time to focus on their tasks. Upon arrival at the office, one is greeted by an intimate and cozy reception area. The reception provides a sense of arrival, thus setting the tone of the project. The walls are finished in a sage-green hyper gloss lacquer with contemporary moldings. Two statement semi-circle hammered bronze door handles, embellished with the Rosewood insignia, adorn the lacquer entry doors. Through these doors, the rest of the office is revealed.

    Past the reception, one enters a space that’s furnished more like a living room or lounge than an office space. This space is the heartbeat of the office. A pantry and long communal bar counter equipped with a well-stocked minibar, coffee machine, and still and sparkling water from the tap completes the space. By offering a variety of seating options, including bar stools, sofas, armchairs, and coffee tables, employees are offered a more relaxed working environment where they can choose to work away from their desk. Employees from different departments sharing the space and working alongside one another brings the space to life.

    The board room and smaller meeting rooms are adjacent to the living room. The rooms are strategically placed to allow the meeting rooms and the living room to flow seamlessly into each other, and can be transformed into one larger space for hosting events and town hall meetings.

    A comforting and inspiring atmosphere that encourages collaboration and productivity, Rosewood Hotel Group’s headquarter in Hong Kong was carefully thought out by Lim + Lu. From lush lounges where employees can gather to converse and relax, to open-plan work stations that promote collaboration between teams, Lim + Lu aimed to create the sense of place and belonging for the employees.

    Design: Lim + Lu
    Photography: Common Studio