Hong Kong – The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong is a new luxury oceanfront resort hotel situated along Hong Kong’s southern coastline in Shum Wan, backed by Brick Hill and fronting the South China Sea. With its waterfront location, the hotel enjoys a tranquil atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of a city, yet with very convenient accessibility to the public transportation.
Inspired by its unique landscape and marine surroundings, the oceanfront hotel takes the architectural form of two streamlined towers that respond and blend comfortably within the existing topography, on top of a cascading podium with outdoor terraces stepping down towards the seaside.
The architectural language creates a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor spaces, bringing in nature into the architecture.
The visitors’ journey starts at the gateway of the hotel, all the way up a green rampway which separates the city with natural landscape and scenic view. A serene atmosphere guides the visitors to an elegant porte-cochère. Entering the hotel will be the reception area expanding into the adjacent double-height lobby lounge with full height glass towards the horizon. This interplay of various volumes of architectural space with different vista creates a unique arrival experience. An outdoor promenade is complemented with a comprehensive landscape and sea view, embracing the visitors into an urban oasis.
The multi-layered podium offers elevated communal spaces at several tiers that enjoy a panoramic view towards the ocean, extending ground floor to third floor into the nature. With distinctive characters, the five oceanfront dining destinations are strategically planned on different floors, offering unique angles of the stunning view and creating bespoke atmosphere as well as dining experience to visitors. They are connected to the outdoor terrace or elevated promenade to maximise the use of space and integrate the indoor-outdoor spaces.
Immersed in a picturesque landscape, a 60 metre-long outdoor infinity pool is located on the third floor to offer a relaxing escape surrounded by lush greenery. The fitness gym and luxury spa at the fifth floor of the West Tower support a wellness-based lifestyle to purify one’s soul and body. The hotel includes a kids’ zone and lagoon to offer adventurous and fun experience to ensure a quality family time for each traveller. The 520 square metres grand ballroom, function rooms, and indoor-outdoor event spaces cater different kinds of events accompanied by spectacular ocean views, offering remarkable venues to create valuable memory.
Erected atop the podium, the single-loaded hotel towers maximise the number of rooms, housing 425 ocean view rooms with 13 room types. The streamline and slightly curved shape maximises the façade frontage, offering unobstructed ocean view to every guest room. The guest room floors lift lobbies and corridors have full height glass opening up to the beauty of the surrounding green environment. The West Tower cascades at the top floors to respond to the mountain ridge line in the backdrop, providing two signature suites with own private pool and garden terrace. The luxurious one-bedroom or two-bedroom suites on East Tower and Balcony Oceanfront Lookout enjoy private balconies that merge the high-end interiors and Southside nature.
The theme of sustainability proliferates the entire design from functionality to landscaping, making the hotel a recipient of the WELL v2™ pre-certification and the first WELL™ accredited hotel in Hong Kong and China. It is recognised by International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) for its environmentally-friendly facilities, including introducing nature-immersive programmes to enhance the visitors’ experience to the surrounding natural environment.
“The hotel offers a luxurious and contemporary retreat to visitors in its stunning oceanfront setting. The nautical narrative extends itself throughout the hotel through seamless connection of the exterior-interior spaces. It creates an immersive hospitality experience embraced by the beauty of nature, celebrating the serene greenery of mountains and calm shades of the blue ocean, amidst the cosmopolitan international city of Hong Kong,” said Aedas Executive Director Jerome Wong.
Project Name: The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong
Project Location: Hong Kong
Design and Project Architect: Aedas
Client: Parkland (Hong Kong) Limited, consortium of Sino Land Company Limited and Empire Group Holdings Limited
Gross Floor Area: 40,570 square metres
Design Director: Jerome Wong, Executive Director
Completion Year: 2022