If you follow Asian design, you’ve most likely heard of Joyce Wang. She first began turning heads when she pioneered the luxurious, industrial-chic designs of fine dining establishments such as Mott 32 and Ammo, and has since gone on to create beautiful spaces for esteemed F&B and hospitality clients in her hometown of Hong Kong and beyond, including the likes of The Hollywood Roosevelt hotel in Los Angeles.
Most recently, Joyce was commissioned to do a complete redesign of the 120 suites at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, with the aim of infusing the hotel with understated elegance and comfort. In addition to the refurb, she was also tasked with creating two new VIP suites – sumptuous spaces that will have guests rushing to extend their vacations (and staycations) by another day.
The Entertainment Suite
If it’s entertaining you’re after, book yourself into the Entertainment Suite. The largest of the hotel’s offerings, it is a massive 2,250sqft, accommodating plenty of guests and making socialising a breeze. The suite is furnished with all the state-of-the-art technology and alcoholic concoctions one could require for a weekend getaway.
Enter the main living area and you’ll find an entertainment wall equipped with what are dubbed the Cabinets of Delight. They’re filled with various amenities and services designed to surprise and excite, from boutique wines on tap and a mixologist dispensary to a popcorn machine and a vitrine filled with canapés created by one of the hotel’s chefs.
The star of the show, of course, is the entertainment system: a 160-inch TV screen, complemented by a laser projector and the B&O BeoLab sound system, as well as various gaming equipment and virtual-reality headsets.
It would be a crime to experience the Entertainment Suite without taking the time to soak up its design, however. Intricate tree branch engravings on the metal Cabinets of Delight and a calm, natural palette of bronzes and greens make the room a true retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The Apartment Suite
As its name suggests, this suite was designed to evoke the feeling of a luxurious private apartment. Clocking in at an impressive 1,500sqft, it comprises a living room, dining room, study area, kitchen and master bedroom. It can even be combined with the adjoining L450 guest room to create a grand 1,950sqft, two-bedroom residence that’s perfect for families.
A palette of gold, caramel and royal blue with natural wood floors makes for a light, inviting vibe that doesn’t skimp on sophistication. Bespoke furnishings – including the desk in the study with Joyce’s signature translucent acrylic base, the hand-tufted rug in the living room and the perforated brass chandelier in the dining area – and fine materials such as leather and marble elevate the suite to a new level.
For those who enjoy entertaining, the dining area is kitted out with an impressive cocktail bar, while the Gaggenau kitchen is ideal for preparing dinner parties.