Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen is the first Hard Rock Hotel to open in Mainland China. The interior design by the Chinese architecture and interior design studio CL3 Architects takes on the strong brand DNA of rock music and superstar memorabilia to create a vibrant and energy filled interior.
A custom designed golden dragon made of drumsticks and cymbals sets the tone for the arrival experience and the rest of the WOW factors to come. Protruding outside of the entrance façade, the golden dragon made of 1,680 of cymbals meanders through the 10 meters (33 feet) tall lobby space to lead visitors to a red glass elevator lobby that will bring them to the reception on the 5th floor. Here, another installation of 160 red guitars forms the backdrop of the reception desk.
The lobby lounge on the right is filled with hard rock memorabilia including a wardrobe work by Rihanna and a jamming area for music enthusiasts. Left of the reception is the Sessions restaurant which uses vinyl records as its motif for the wall artwork and screen partitions. The design carefully creates various ambiance for a dining experience, private dining room and semi-private alcove for group events.
The 258 guestrooms include standards, suites, and presidential suites. The 50 sqm (538 sqft) standard room features a rotated bed on a round psychedelic colored carpet and a fully open bathroom with a window bathtub. Custom designed furniture is inspired by mid-century vintage pieces.
DESIGN: CL3 Architects Limited
DESIGN TEAM: William Lim, Jane Arnett, Hang Wong, Simon Ho, Him Ng, Roy Lam
LOCATION: Shenzhen, China
AREA: 26,690 sqm (287,289 sqft)
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 258
COMPLETION: September 2017
PHOTOS: Nirut Benjabanpot
Main Contractor: Shenzhen Jing Tai Feng Construction Engineering Co., Ltd
Decorative Lighting Consultant: Shenzhen Snowball Lighting Limited
Lighting Consultant: Light Planners International Design Consultant Co., Ltd
Kitchen Consultant: Trillion Foodservices Planner Ltd