In 2009, André Fu and his studio were granted international accolade following his work with The Upper House, Hong Kong. Now, over a decade later, the collaboration continues with the unveiling of the André Fu Suite on Level 48 of the House.
The André Fu Suite is a 1,960sqft space designed in homage to the enduring relationship between the renowned designer and The Upper House and is his only namesake suite in the world. Enhancing Fu’s original design intention to create a sophisticated and modern residence, the Suite embodies Fu’s design ethos of ‘relaxed luxury’ and provides an insight into his personal journey with the hotel that launched his career.
A calming palette of mineral blue, dusty mink and pale ivory differentiates the Suite – which features original concept hand-sketches of the hotel, alongside a collection of artisan books from Fu’s personal library – from the rest of The House.
The Suite’s design is a testament to the sensibilities of its designer and his ability to bring a calm simplicity into interior spaces. Furnishings, decorative lighting and home accessories have been handpicked from the André Fu Living Collection; from the sculptural ottoman to the fluidity and linear 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.
Combining the refined experience of a luxury hotel with the privacy and comfort of a contemporary residence, the André Fu Suite offers guests a true sense of home. Intimate and inviting, the Suite enables hosts to embrace their personal expression of living and is designed to enable relaxation and socialising in equal measure. Having previously been a two-bedroom Penthouse, the space has been reimagined; the second bedroom now houses a dining table, set for 18, whilst the guest bathroom has been adapted to incorporate a dedicated spa area, featuring twin massage beds.
The André Fu Suite is designed in collaboration with the Architect of the House as a new secluded space for guests to relax or entertain.
‘When The Upper House first opened 11 years ago, it was considered the antithesis of what typically defines an Asian luxury hotel and how hospitality might change moving forward. Now, over a decade later, I am still excited to evolve with Swire Hotels as it has remained a key relationship for me throughout my career. I’m thrilled to be able to bring my own André Fu Living brand to the House as part of this new Suite and once again, I’m eager to see how guests will respond to it, whether it’s through entertaining or indulging in an urban escape,” said Fu.
“We continue to bring our guests new and transformative experiences that our brand has become known for,” said Kristina Snaith-Lense, General Manager of The Upper House and Pacific Place Apartments. “It is only natural and a delight that we continue to work with André after all these years, incorporating elements of his brand’s sensibilities whilst maintaining the DNA of our House.”
Guests can experience the ultimate luxury escape in the André Fu Suite from HK$60,000 per night including daily Champagne breakfast for two with in-suite set up, a 90-minute in-room wellness treatment for two, round-trip transfers with House car and a gift from the André Fu Living collection.
In addition to the Suite, Fu has transformed the arrival experience at Level 4 of The Upper House from a place to simply check-in and out, to a space that feels more akin to a living room, creating a sense of intimacy and relaxation.