Style-conscious travellers should note down this address, as the Fleming renovation came out pretty cool! Located in the legendary nightlife district of Wan Chai, the boutique hotel originally opened in 2006 and now has totally been restyled.
The concept tells the story of Hong Kong’s maritime heritage so the whole design is emphasized by a nostalgic nautical feel. Materials and silhouettes are wisely thought to give the interior a mid 1960s vibe, with elements reminiscent of the Hong Kong Star Ferry, the city’s iconic boat that everyday sails the harbour since 1888. Brass has been widely used through the hotel fixtures and combined with a retro palette of navy and bottle green hues.
The 66-rooms are all ship cabin-inspired, with wooden panels on the walls, round edged accessories and retro details such as custom-made soft lamps and control panels that resemble navigation tools.
At the ground floor there is a restaurant, Osteria Marzia, where the maritime narrative concept is kept by coastal Italian dishes. Outside, on the facade, the Scaffolding Light, as a reminder of the very unique Hong Kong bamboo construction trademark.
The most curious detail is actually at the first floor, by the ladies washroom. The flooring is a real luxury crafted piece with a pattern made of 50 cents coins for a total counting of 65,000 pieces and a value of 32,500 HK$ (US$ 4165).
The Fleming is a new design project by Maxime Dautresme of A Work of Substance, whose other interiors work includes The Ocean, Krug Room and Bibo. Osteria Marzia by Black Sheep Restaurants.