Mingle Place is a 28-room hotel converted from an originally unimpressive staff quarter building. The building itself was boxy and pinky located in Observatory Lane. With its prime location adjacent to Knutsford Terrace, the famous Kowloon Lan Kwai Fong , we wanted to create a unique hotel with strong individuality, design, and colour right from the start. We wanted to create a place that the elite would want to see and experience.
We used a stainless steel tiled dressing to provide a new, precedent-setting, eye-catching outlook to the entire building. Internal walls were demolished to open up entire spaces, which were redesigned to accommodate 28 rooms of 4 different styles. Comparatively speaking, the rooms are a bit smaller than the traditional hotels, but we managed to ensure that even the smallest rooms are comfortable and imaginative living spaces.
The effect we wanted to create was a cozy and homely space with strong personality characterised by light woods, warm lighting ambience, sound-absorbing wall coverings, glassed closets and transparent light fittings that are just some of the touches that make each room unique.