The Ying Hotel centers around the idea of reflection and flow, applied both literally and symbolically. The interior walls stay true to the exterior form, reflecting the walls creating interesting, geometric spaces. The angular walls are then eased with curvilinear forms to give comfort and balance. In the guestrooms, solid furniture pieces follow the contour of the walls to encircle central spaces where people can gather in the core. Water elements are dispersed throughout the building and shiny surfaces are also incorporated to promote the literal theme of reflection.
A myriad of mirror images of elements interact, and the ceiling plane mimics the ground level. Each space is a different experience that creates a transition such as from dark to light or different design styles. Additionally, flow is created with intuitive circulation that helps to direct movement.
Guests are roused to move and observe throughout the building. The Ying hotel has numerous accommodations from shops, and eateries, to a classy night experience at the Sky Lounge. With all the services that befit a 5-star hotel; the Ying makes a perfect place for gathering both social and professional.
The Ying Hotel was designed to be built in Hong Kong, China. Care was taken to follow Hong Kong Fire and Building codes, and construction documents were created in metric scale.
First Five Floors
All the public spaces are located within the first five floors.
First Floor Lobby
Upon entering, awaits the lobby with the check-in directly pass a waterfall wall. This floor has a bakery, a fusion-style restaurant; several shops including a jewlery store, shoe store, clothing botiques; and an internet cafe. Additionally, the floor also has employee check-in, security, meeting rooms, offices, and a warehouse for hotel goods. After check-in, guests staying in the high-end suites can take the exclusive elevator to their rooms.
On the second floor, visitors can go to the candy shop, enjoy Japanese food, lounge at the Piano Bar, get remodeled at the Salon, or shop for flowers and other gifts at the giftshop. The second floor also has a large kitchen used for a variety of purposes, including fixing meals for conference attendees, and room service, and is also used for culinary courses.
The third floor has several amenities for the local community. There are several conference and meeting rooms, a banquet hall, a dining lounge, as well as green rooms for keynote speakers and celebrities. Also on the third floor are the executive offices.
The forth floor contains the employee break areas, the bottom floor of the spa (entered from the fifth floor), and a fitness center for hotel guests.
The fifth floor contains the majority of the spa. The spa has a Ai Chi pool, guest suites, massage area, bathing rooms, procedure rooms, salon, juice bar, and fitness center. The fifth floor also has a pool area for hotel guests with a bar and dance stage. The pool is partially suspended in mid-air, and a water fall falls down to the water pool below.
The rest of the 40 floors contain the guest rooms. Guest rooms either face the ocean, or the city. When choosing colors and decor, care was taken to incorporate Chinese culture and color psychology.
Floors 6 through 36 contain the main guest rooms (singles and doubles), as well as a suite specifically for the handicapped on each floor.
Floors 36 & 37
Floors 36 and 37 contain the Deluxe Suite. Deluxe Suites include an entertainment area, kitchenette, dining area, office, and bedroom with a large bathroom with both shower and bathtub. Pictures by local artisans hang on the walls.
The 38th floor contains the deluxe room. These are larger versions of the guest room, but are not as large as suites.
The 39th floor contains the premiere suite. These are very large suites with bathrooms, massage area, living room, dining room, and a kitchen.
The most elegant of all the guest floors, the 40th floor contains several amenities for high-rolling guests. The Presidential suite is the largest suite, and has its own entrance, a jacauzzi, piano area, dining area, bar, office, massage parlor, and bedroom.
The Sky Lounge can be used by all guests, and has a bar, meeting area, computers, and print area. Seating overviewing the city is a relaxing place to lounge at the end of a hard day.
The Executive Club, is an exclusive bar area just for executives. It has a view overlooking the pool club, and the ocean in the distance.
Exterior & Building Section
The concepts of flow, reflection, and water are continued on the exterior of the building. The water feature from the pool to the first floor is a major key architectural element.
- Commercial Design
- Hong Kong Building Codes
- Hospitality Design
- Metric Scale
- Retail Design
- Space Planning