The New World Millennium Hong Kong recently had a stylish and re-branding face-lift to the value of HKD 120 million. Unveiling new guestrooms, lobby lounge and freshened event spaces, this five star landmark is located on Mody Road in the well sought after area of Tsim Sha Tsui. The hotel features 464 guestrooms and suites with spectacular unobtrusive views of Victoria Harbour. The hotel also features a pillar free grand ballroom and nine meeting and event venues of varying sizes. There are seven dining options with backdrop views of the harbour and a health club and a rooftop swimming pool. One of the most amazing views is Bar on 15 which holds 93 seats and I highly recommend having a drink here, the views are to die for.

Interior Design Trends

Talk about making an entrance, the New World Millennium Hotel’s showstopping lobby immediately sets the tone for a new refreshingly dynamic take on contemporary relaxed hospitality. The Hotel’s renovated lobby is contemporary yet conveys a residential warmth. The hotel has many state of the art interior design materials used throughout the hotel. The use of wooden feature wall panels, made of Hong Kong debuted hexagonal walnut timber is a trend that is coming back with a force both in hotels, luxury cars and homes.

Any eye catching design feature are Alexander tiles from London based Giles Miller Studio. They are at the front desk and in the lift lobby, delivering different visual effects thanks to the varying angled faces of the tiles laid in formations under special lighting effects. Make sure you take the time and explore this trend setting feature.

There are many modern art pieces throughout the hotel and in the lobby as well is in the corridors, which gives the hotel a very chic and welcoming feel. In the centre of the lobby stands an iconic art piece a wavy bronze column which is hand fabricated by the metal artist and sculptor John Searles from the USA, with beautiful golden hued surfaces that catch and reflect light from its every facet.

Brass And Marble

A luxurious space filled with first class materials such as brass, glass and marble juxtaposes gives the hotel an ultra glamorous effect. The use of marble throughout the hotel is an instant wow factor. The richly veined use of grey marble both in the bathrooms and business lounge is an instant head turning feature. Marble is hard to beat in terms of looks and longevity, the clever use of using marble for splash back items as well the breakfast rooms and restaurants is why after a year it still looks fantastic. Both combination of brass and marble is a desirable style that is loved by everyone.

The hotel uses light troughs as well as natural daylight streaming through from the windows facades which results in Hong Kong right within your dining area let alone your suites.

Location

The hotel has a residential flow to it and has easy access to the bustling Tsim Sha Tsui East district. There are plenty of different shopping centres and individual boutiques where I could explore and shop till I dropped. If you have no time to venture out and have to host business clients then this is the hotel for that.

If you’ve got it flaunt it the Hotel continues to make the most of those picture perfect panoramas with it’s seven restaurants and bar, of which some over look Victoria Harbour in all its glory.

When you stay in Residence Club guestrooms and suites, you’ll enjoy all the privileges and services of the Residence Club, including exclusive access to the Residence Club Living Room – a smart, stylish executive lounge on 14th floor for work or relaxation. This is your private retreat, with floor-to-ceiling windows letting in natural light and stunning views of Hong Kong Island across Victoria Harbour.

Residence Club

The Residence Club Living Room serves a complimentary breakfast, all day refreshments and evening cocktails. The food is excellent, fresh and the Dim Sim is from the restaurant called Tao Li. It specialises in exceptional and authentic Cantonese food and dim sum. The food here is fantastic. The interior design has shades of blue to create a soothing visual language throughout this club.

If you absolutely must work, this special place has secretarial support, plus dedicated concierge and personalised guest services. Once again boasting amazing views.

In speaking to Mr Teuscher who has been appointed general manager and is a veteran hotelier for over 30 years. The evolution of the use of technology with the hotel industry has both its challenges and advancement within this hotel. One must embrace it with gusto.

Residence Club Harbour Room

New World Millennium, Residence Club Rooms are situated between the 11th and 15th floors. In entering the room the space is unexpected. A relaxing and harmonious palette of neutral colours and monochrome accents provides a dream personal sanctuary to retreat to and close of each busy day. The textures used creates depth in a scheme that works around a minimal colour palette. This look avoids loud statements.  The dedicated desk was much appreciated and the huge TV was great for entertainment. Overall the room was relaxing and the harbour views were amazing.

Bathroom

We all need those bathroom essentials on hand for everyday use. Storage and shelves here are neat and tidy. The lights and shades here brighten up the basin. The use of marble here adds a unique eye catching feature. Using the coolest colours, in this case dark greys, creates space in a compact space.

Cafe East Breakfast

In today’s fast paced world of convenience, a reputation for quality must be earned. Café East combines the best Western and regional Asian dishes in its tempting buffet. The buffet setting is stylish in both design and presentation. The ambiance here for breakfast is welcoming, trendy and quiet. There are plenty of options to choose for breakfast. Make sure to bring an appetite the food choices are substantial.

Conclusion

Service is expert and attentive at the New World Millennium. It has an impressive ambiance that lures you into a modern contemporary stay. The brass and copper details throughout the hotel along side intricate tiny plates hanging on walls is why New World Millennium is a must stay. It’s not only about the food, service but in today’s world of luxury, I can’t help noticing the influence and power hotels have over interior and lifestyle design.

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