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Philippe Starck Creates Poetic Interior For S Hotel In Taiwan

Philippe Starck completed the interior design of a new hotel in Taiwan, combining tradition and modernity in different manner. The hotel – named S Hotel – marks a refreshing evolution in Asia hospitality with its elegance details, poetry and humour, which are always taking place in internationally renowned creator Philippe Starck’s designs.

Officially opened on June 13 on bustling Dunhua North Road with the participation of Philippe Starck, the S Hotel consists of 103 refined rooms and a restaurant – called Michelin-star chef restaurant – S Hotel aims to attract both locals and international travelers.

View from Deluxe room

“In the spirit of Love, Chairman Xiao-Fei Wang named the hotel after his wife Barbie Xu, who is known as “Big S” as a showbiz artist with love and happiness being the hotel’s core values,” stated the hotel organisation.

View from Deluxe room

“This hotel is dedicated to my dearest wife and created in her name. I am honored to have Mr. Philippe Starck, a well-renowned international master architect to design for us,” said Xiao-Fei Wang, Chairman.

In addition to blending many local features, we want to add some popular elements that are everlasting, which can make the style still appear new even after a decade to be a trend leader in the world of fashion and an iconic benchmark in Asia that gains a footing in Taiwan,” he added.

View from Deluxe room’s bathroom

The S Hotel is conceived to create fertile surprises for a unique hospitality experience for Taiwanese people and other visitors from all around. The hotel is conceived as a bridge between tradition and modernity, by incorporating indigenous Taiwanese humanistic features, Starck created a unique and bespoke atmosphere which welcomes the guests in a sensorial experience, made of art, culture, creativity and intelligence.

HYG restaurant features wooden dinner tables and a library embedded in the wall with specially-designed painting on the ceiling by Cha-Ray Chu

The ceiling and carpet – painted based on the aboriginal culture by Taiwanese artist Cha-Ray Chu – comes into view as one enters the lobby. An artistic and heart-warming environment that everyone can enjoy.

HYG, a Scandinavian restaurant in B 1, is named after a common Danish verb “hygee”, which means creating a warm atmosphere by bringing the good things in life to everyone. In fusion with the Asian elements, the cuisines are elaborated in a simple style to maximize the taste of the food ingredients.

View from HYG restaurant – features a billiard table – the floor is covered with same painting configuration

The well-renowned Danish chef Mikkel Maarbjerg is in charge of the HYG restaurant. He has won the honor of Michelin two stars for his own restaurant in Copenhagan. The restaurant will launch different limited seasonal set meals featuring light and healthy Nordic flavors and fresh ingredients of the season.

View from HYG restaurant – there are many colourful seats reviving the interior and creating softness towards the bar

View from the S Hotel’s lobby, is covered with the same painting designed by Taiwanese artist Cha-Ray Chu

View from the S Hotel’s room – a yellow-colored table creates contrast within all-white room

View from the S Hotel’s room

All images courtesy of the S Hotel



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