TUVE is a cutting-edge design hotel boasting minimalist interiors. The hotel is located on Hong Kong Island, just east of Victoria Park well situated for forays into the hospitality-rich Tai Hang and Causeway Bay neighbourhoods. There’s a real sense of stepping into the unknown as one heads through the blackened, ridged façade with its rusting shutters, into a tunnel-like corridor that deepens the mystery.
Rawness of material is a theme that pervades Tuve’s 66 guest rooms too; liberal use of concrete and oxidised metal is balanced by wood and textile, with marble providing the link. Offering city views, each room comes with air conditioning, an HDTV with cable channels, a minibar and a bathroom featuring an oversized shower, a hairdryer and slippers.
Dining at the hotel happens in the Silver Room - a Japanese-influenced Italian restaurant.
• 66 rooms
• Hotel opened: July 2015
• Interiors: Design Systems
• Unique: The startling architectural lobby that then opens up must surely rank as one of the most unusual and impressive in the world of contemporary hotels. The looming desk backed by a latticed wall of metal, shot through with bullets of light from behind, is a memorable greeting.