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Old October 6th, 2016, 12:16 AM   #461
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It appears to me that Hong Kong has really slowed in its tall tower construction but this one is quite nice
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Rosewood Hong Kong Will Open in 2018
Adding A Graceful New Landmark To The Famous Harborfront

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Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® will open the ultra-luxury brand’s first Hong Kong property in 2018 in a prime Victoria Harbour waterfront location at the former New World Centre on Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. Rosewood Hong Kong will occupy 27 floors of a multi-use tower owned by New World Development Company Limited, whose distinct form and glowing crown is destined to become an instantly recognizable landmark on the famous skyline.

“As one of the world’s great cities, with iconic character and landscape, Hong Kong is a superlative location to open a Rosewood hotel and exquisitely express the brand’s A Sense of Place philosophy,” says Sonia Cheng, chief executive officer of Rosewood Hotel Group. “We aim for this hotel to capture Hong Kong’s grace and dynamism, culture and modernity, while debuting Rosewood’s engaging, intuitive and refined service here in our home city.”

The design of Rosewood Hong Kong is the story of the gracious lifestyle within an elegant estate, and this impression will be cast immediately upon arrival and extend throughout the open public spaces, private guestrooms and event venues. Mr. Tony Chi and his New York-based studio, tonychi, will not merely focus on aesthetics but upon every fine detail to create memorable experiences for guests and visitors. Mr. Chi’s approach to expressing the Rosewood brand’s A Sense of Place® concept was lauded at Rosewood London when it opened in 2013.

Acclaimed New York-based Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates will blend classic design elements with references to the vibrantly contemporary surroundings in the architecture of the 398-room hotel.

Rosewood Hong Kong will offer eight dining options; recreational facilities will include a fitness center, swimming pool and Rosewood’s holistic wellness concept; and the Manor Club executive lounge will provide an array of exclusive privileges for its guests. The Pavilion will introduce to Hong Kong Rosewood’s signature, high-end residential-style meeting and event spaces.

Rosewood Residences - 199 luxury accommodations for longer stays located on the top 19 floors of the tower, some with outdoor terraces and all with bird’s eye views - will offer a dedicated lounge, indoor swimming pool and fitness center along with special services and amenities for residents.
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Old November 24th, 2016, 06:06 PM   #473
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Old November 26th, 2016, 01:01 PM   #474
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Yeah, it looks ugly to me so far!

I am so disappointed with ugly buildings in Hong Kong over the last few years. Singapore or Sydney always give you "wow" factor with each of their new building, but Hong Kong has been very disappointing with all these ugly pencil boring blocks over the years!

i could have said exactly the same

that new tower is really unimpressive....coming from living in Dubai, it's funny to see how Dubai is now much more innovative than Hong Kong when it comes to High Rises...many bland buildings in Dubai but always a few iconic buildings to balance it out.

What really has been iconic in HK those past 10 years ?? ICC ?? it's tall. That's it. Nothing out of this world. Just plain "pencil boring shape" indeed, much like IFC.

Like someone said it might be that HK has become conservative, but it hasn't always been ; Bank of China Tower is the perfect example of HK being innovative...but this was built ages ago now...

And yes Singapore is creating new grounds, look at Keppel Bay towers for instance : pure beauty , built in the past 5 years

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Old November 26th, 2016, 11:13 PM   #475
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i could have said exactly the same



that new tower is really unimpressive....coming from living in Dubai, it's funny to see how Dubai is now much more innovative than Hong Kong when it comes to High Rises...many bland buildings in Dubai but always a few iconic buildings to balance it out.



What really has been iconic in HK those past 10 years ?? ICC ?? it's tall. That's it. Nothing out of this world. Just plain "pencil boring shape" indeed, much like IFC.



Like someone said it might be that HK has become conservative, but it hasn't always been ; Bank of China Tower is the perfect example of HK being innovative...but this was built ages ago now...



And yes Singapore is creating new grounds, look at Keppel Bay towers for instance : pure beauty , built in the past 5 years




The west Kowloon design district might have some iconic innovative designs built but that will be in 10 years time
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Yeah hopefully,

it's time for Hong-Kong to get back that ambition in architecture...i was in Shenzhen last week-end, i was quite impressed by the feeling of breaking grounds and building design towers or cultural centers...with a population of twice the one of HK, Shenzhen clearly has high ambitions

and that's not all, not counting the crazy Shanghai, every major city on China is trying to put on a "tallest tower" show, often with beautiful and original shapes

Hong-Kong has fantastic hills but that can't be a reason to rest on its laurels. competition is tough.
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it's time for Hong-Kong to get back that ambition in architecture...i was in Shenzhen last week-end, i was quite impressed by the feeling of breaking grounds and building design towers or cultural centers...with a population of twice the one of HK, Shenzhen clearly has high ambitions

and that's not all, not counting the crazy Shanghai, every major city on China is trying to put on a "tallest tower" show, often with beautiful and original shapes

Hong-Kong has fantastic hills but that can't be a reason to rest on its laurels. competition is tough.
I agree. I think relatively, West Kowloon has some more impressive design commercial buildings erected over the last few years. That picture that you put out from Singapore was just simply breath-taking!

I think in Hong Kong, we should not just emphasize on size/height. I don't care if we are losing out in the tallest building city status, all I care is to have some good artistic/impressive types of buildings in the city, something that would show people that "you have put in your thought in trying to create beautiful landscape". Singapore has done all these even though they might not have the tallest series of buildings in the world due to their tight height restriction.

ICC is totally disappointing!!! So is K-11 in Tsim Sha Tsui, K-11 is simply very ugly!!! 1 Peking Road in Tsim Sha Tsui used to be very nice when it was first built, and now it is totally ruined by this stupid bank poster/advertisement all across the building!!

By the way, I know I have been asking this question for few years, does anyone have any luck finding out the final rendering of this new Rosewood Hotel/New World redevelopment? The original rendering was not bad, but obviously as we can see, it is totally different from its original rendering!
If you can find the final rendering (which I have trouble finding it), I would appreciate it!
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I think in Hong Kong, we should not just emphasize on size/height. I don't care if we are losing out in the tallest building city status, all I care is to have some good artistic/impressive types of buildings in the city, something that would show people that "you have put in your thought in trying to create beautiful landscape".
Agree, HSBC. But you know, "good artistic" and "putting in one's thought" are prohibited in Hong Kong.
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Old November 27th, 2016, 07:38 AM   #479
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Agree, HSBC. But you know, "good artistic" and "putting in one's thought" are prohibited in Hong Kong.
Yeah..everyone in Hong Kong is about economic efficiency, return ratio and profitability! Some people can just be very short-sighted! But then I'm not the investor of any of these buildings, so I obviously don't understand the practicability of the design when you are investing.
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Yes good analysis.

i see Manhattan in Nyc has the same expensive over-the-roof rents city as HK, and they also build a bunch of bland towers there...BUT at same time they manage to build a few new iconic icons...just check the NYC thread to see that the case of HK just building bland and "simple" towers because of rarity of real estate is really not an excuse

actually rarity of real estate should make them treat the remaining empty spaces or neighborhood renovation with even more care.

The whole of Kowloon should be the ground of innovative towers
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