The Fleming Hotel has undergone a total redesign and rebranding after 10 years. Its new design inspiration is the Star Ferry, an icon of the city of Hong Kong. A sense of nostalgia floats in this modern hotel settled in a building that was originally built in the 1970s in the Wan Chai neighborhood, near Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor, where the transformation of the city began and explains how much it means for Asia.
Taking advantage of this location, the A Work of Substance studio has completely redesigned the space into a boutique hotel with 66 rooms where you can breathe maritime atmosphere. The interior design project was choreographed by the design studio, A Work of Substance.
Given its proximity to the port and its vocation as an escape for people from all over the world, an icon of the city was explored as a source of inspiration for the new interior design. The Star Ferry boat has connected people throughout the port for more than a century and is already a part of Hong Kong’s collective identity and memory.
In the interior design project, every detail was carefully thought. From bespoke furniture and custom lighting to the predominant colors such as red carmine and bottle green, typical of Hong Kong ferry hulls, fishing boats, delivery trucks or temples. Nostalgia is also invoked continuously through the aromas of sandalwood and amber. The experience that they try to create should be as real and comforting as possible.
Most guests visit the city on business and that is why the interior designers gave an extreme importance to the practicality of the space. The hotel’s restaurant, Osteria Marzia, the sea is also very present although its coasts are more distant. The kitchen is essentially Italian, mixing from Campania through Amalfi and Puglia to southern Sicily. An international voyage without dropping the reference of Hong Kong