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Yoo presents Mira Moon Hotel, the interpretation of the Chinese Moon Goddess myth by Marcel Wanders

In October Yoo launched Mira Moon, a new Wanders by yoo hotel, in conjunction with Miramar Group, a Hong Kong-based, hospitality and retail group and owner of The Mira Hong Kong. The 91 room hotel has been designed with the internationally acclaimed Marcel Wanders, and is an interpretation of the Chinese Moon Goddess myth. The Hotel Mira Moon is the first boutique story hotel within the Mira brand portfolio. True to its Design Hotels™ status, Mira Moon’s bold style is a reflection of the hotel’s ethos of design, decor and service, all realized with a fashion-forward attitude - staff uniforms have been designed by fashion designer Grace Choi. Helen Ting has been appointed as the hotel’s resident DJ, blending her signature mix of Deep and Soulful House. Over at the design-led Bar & Restaurant Super Giant, Chefs conjure Chinese-Spanish tapas while themed cocktails are sipped in the alfresco courtyard. Floor-to-ceiling views across Hong Kong harbour, a fully-equipped 24-hour gym with exclusive usage times for men and women, and spacious bathrooms with bathtub city views complete the hotel checklist.
Location Hong Kong’s Wan Chai is the birthplace of Mira Moon. A tantalising juxtaposition of old and new, the area is a current favourite with the artistic crowd who frequent contemporary art galleries, revitalised restaurants and fashionable furnishing stores. Located in the heart of this gentrified ‘village’, which straddles Hong Kong ’s Central district and the shopping haven of Causeway Bay, Mira Moon boasts close proximity to Star Street – the latest artistic dining and lifestyle precinct – the Hong Kong Arts Centre, Academy of Performing Arts and the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Design The Chinese Moon Goddess myth is the story of a goddess whose forbidden sip of the elixir of life lifted her from earth and carried her to the moon. Trapped for eternity among the stars, she would forever await the man she loved, in the company of a lone Jade Rabbit. In a contemporary twist, Mira Moon’s playful revision of the tale instead sees the goddess rise elatedly to the moon, seeking out her enchanted Moon Journey. It is from this re-interpretation, that the hotel’s own Moon Journey began. Marcel Wanders was tasked with the difficult task of interpreting this tale for the interiors of the hotel. Marcel’s star first rose in 1996 with the design of the iconic Knotted Chair, since then, Wanders’ sense of theatricality and a remarkable use of space, textures and visitor experience have garnered international acclaim. The poetic Moon Festival fairy-tale is echoed in every aspect of the hotel, with the Jade Rabbit’s discreet presence tangible on each floor.
Commenting on the concept, Wanders said: “I’m an unabashed romantic and the Moon Festival is such a wonderful story”. The  hotel is the animation of a much-loved myth, injected with Wanders’ signature ’twinkle’ – a subtle humor and vibrant sense of life – in a space where his own branded playful furnishings seamlessly intertwine with traditionally crafted ceramics, carved timber and cut crystal. The hotel’s color scheme is a bold mix of lacquered whites and China reds, whilst the symbol of the peony is evident throughout; embodied in ornately-carved wood paneling, vivid tiled mosaics and sheer curtains that tint the skyscrapers of the city beyond. Source: Yoo Visit the Yoo website Visit the Mira Moon website Read more news related Marcel Wanders published at Infurma
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