(5 September 2023, Hong Kong ) – It’s no coincidence that Mondrian Hong Kong’s Q4 2023 opening is perfectly timed to city’s revival. This new standard of hospitality is integral to a rebirth that dares the culturally-curious to pass it by. From the original MONDRIAN opened in the heart of Los Angeles, to properties in New York, Miami, London, Cannes, Doha and Seoul, the brand has always transformed and defined the neighbourhoods in which they are found through a commitment to creativity, art and the unexpected. The Hong Kong incarnation continues in this tradition, arriving with a promise to shake things up.
Inspired. By People.
A statement that can only be born from this moment in time, Mondrian Hong Kong will bring its surrounding culture to life through a celebration of the people and progressive thought that characterize the city – past and present. This mission creates an experience that is undeniably authentic and relevant. It’s also core to the MONDRIAN brand, forged through collaboration with a roster of iconic dreamers and visionary designers.
Chadi Farhat, Brand COO for Mondrian at Ennismore, states “Entering the Chinese market is an incredible milestone in our expansion, and as with all Mondrian locations globally, community and culture will be essential. Introducing the brand through personal stories and a variety of perspectives is a powerful way to foster a meaningful connection with the local community and engage travelers with an experience that is truly inspiring.”
Diversity and inclusion form the fabric of Mondrian Hong Kong. The leader at its helm, Dirk Dalichau is weaving a dazzling tapestry of diverse human potential into over-the-horizon thinking and a commitment to disruption and that has become his calling card.
“‘Inspired. By People ‘isn’t just sentiment for us; it’s a promise and an ethos we live and breathe. There is no doubt in my mind the more diversity the better, race, cultural, sexual, gender, religion. You are just a better team for it. So, it’s a massive philosophy for us. I find endless inspiration in people and their stories,” says Dalichau.
A Modern Cultural Fairytale
The journey begins with an impeccable location. Mondrian Hong Kong taps the beating pulse of Tsim Sha Tsui’s vitality, boasting immediate MTR access and proximity to the arts and culture scene. Its immersive, gallery-like interiors belong amid this landscape, featuring designs from the wild imagination of Karin Krautgartner. Each of its 324 rooms serve as a personal outlook, perched high above the bustling waters of Victoria Harbor.
Stories of creative minds further abound in a Joyce Wang-designed, sophisticated nose-to-tail steakhouse by Italian culinary philosopher and maverick Dario Cecchini; one of the first bars in Asia to use the cutting-edge Tayer cocktail workstation system developed by two award-winning bartenders for the ultimate freedom in cocktail craft; art that mirrors life in the city, and a 40th floor rooftop space given over to cultural happenings, performative innovations and unexpected collaborations.
“The vision is the hotel as progressive and imaginative community, a place to connect, have fun, be challenged, experiment, and come away inspired,” says Dalichau.“I couldn’t be more excited about the timing. Travel and business is beginning to boom again, Hong Kong is buzzing, Kowloon is transforming, the centre of gravity is shifting, the whole West Kowloon Cultural District is amazing and the nightlife is truly 24-7.”
Tony Yeung, Chief Executive Officer, Peterson Group said: “With the completion of multiple landmark projects in the West Kowloon, Hong Kong’s culture scene is set to be redefined. To align with this new future, MONDRIAN seeks to create a new hospitality experience for the global traveller that is rich in culture and surprises. By collaborating with local and international designers, artists and chefs, Mondrian Hong Kong aims to stimulate one’s senses to fulfil the whole journey for those who are seeking a new perspective of this exciting city.”
“It is a privilege to help bring such an iconic lifestyle brand to this part of the world and to help shape the MONDRIAN brand to a mostly Asian audience,” says Dalichau.