Visitors are transported from the double volume ground floor entrance straight up to the Sky Lobby on the 34th floor. Here, the majesty of the Pearl River Delta and the rich décor blend seamlessly with the feeling of coming home. Materials used to create the look include warm timber, decadent marble and metal details, paired with softer accents.

The 168 rooms and suites, inclusive of a 465sqm Presidential Suite, are accessed by corridors that showcase interesting artefacts. Once inside the rooms, the interiors are based on neutral shades, with pops of nature-inspired colour featured in the loose rugs, cushions and quilts. The eye is drawn to the silkscreen wall panels that adorn the walls. Again, traditional cultural elements are introduced through select furniture pieces, and the distinctive Raffles ‘library’ is present in every room. The Presidential Suite, the height of welcoming luxury, is decorated with warm amber shades complimented by rich metals and plush fabrics.

Setting a new standard for spas within the Raffles group, the design of this multi-purpose space is breath taking. The spa is divided into distinct zones for quiet and active pursuits, defined by changes to the colour scheme from dark to lighter. Bronze, warm tones, herringbone patterned oak floors and varying wall coverings work together to make a homely environment, albeit a very opulent one. Loose watermark rugs, candles and soft cushions in lucky shades of green support the residential feel. “The spa has an unusual, unexpected ambience of a luxury home. A place to truly immerse in relaxation,” Sen explained when describing level 33.  The spa includes a reception area; 6 treatment rooms; changing rooms complete with saunas and steam rooms; a gym and a magnificent indoor infinity pool that looks out over the bay.


Raffles Hotel

Hotels & Resorts, Interior Design

Shenzhen, China