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Design Concept

L’hotel élan has many unique features but the most prominent is its integration of art and design throughout the hotel. Team members are exquisitely outfitted in clothing exclusively designed by internationally renowned designer Dorian Ho.

Over the years L’hotel élan has run an Artist in Residence Program and the artists’ artworks are now added to the private gallery atmosphere of the Hotel. Paintings, photography and sculptures are in abundance at L’hotel élan. In fact, every room has an art piece with a ready to read QR code that leads to a landing page about the piece. Some of L’hotel élan’s art pieces are inspired by the old textile and garment industry in Kwun Tong with artists recycling materials like buttons, hangers and fabric to create their pieces.
 

Cheongsam 2012, by artist Ban Zhang  
Skyline Reception, top floor



Detail
The inspiration behind this stunning steel dress pays homage to the Chinese traditional dress called a cheongsam. Recycled hangers were part of the material used to forge this stunning piece of avant-garde piece.
 

Geo-logic Constallation I and Geo-logic Constallation II, by Geoff Nees    
Entrance Lobby, Ground Floor



Detail
This captivating two dimensional laser cut art installation and mobile installation which involves transforming simple materials into exquisite jewel like surfaces greets guests entering and exiting the Hotel, providing them with a life like view of a starry sky.  


Entangled Future Trees Drifting 2012, by artist Christine Nguyen      
Skyline Reception, top floor



Detail
This piece which can be enjoyed in the Skyline Reception digs deep into the roots of L’hotel élan, reflecting the Hotel’s penchant towards art and nature. The 9.2 meter chromogenic color print shows highly detailed trees intertwining with each other. 
 

Pagoda Series 2012, by artist Huang Xu  
Entrance Lobby, Ground Floor



Detail
A product of L’hotel élan’s Artist in Residence Program where Huang Xu stayed in the Hotel for a week, this beautiful piece is designed with buttons, thread and acrylic, representing Kwun Tong’s history and resurgence as the next CBD in Hong Kong.