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Inspired by the ornamentation of Ming China, Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) took a refined and selective approach on the NUO luxury hotel. It embellishes where appropriate but also stands back
and lets the quiet confidence take over.
“Design creates the soul of this hotel,” said Ian Carr, lead designer and co-CEO at HBA.
Guest rooms are based around the Chinese tea ceremony, which is a signature aspect of the NUO
brand. Artwork also serves as a cornerstone throughout the space. The grand entrance features seven-
foot tall blue and white Ming vases, intricately hand-painted. They flank a large sculpture centerpiece by
famed contemporary artist Zheng Fanzhi.
“Being involved in developing the hotel’s distinct look was a very exciting process,” Carr explained. “It
enlivened our imagination in the most rewarding way.”
Chinese Luxury Hotel Takes
Cues from Ming Dynasty
Cityscape Pendant by Hubbardton Forge
RS #3 Gold Foosball Table by RS Barcelona