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J Plus Hotel Gets a ‘Yoo’ Facelift

J Plus Hotel gets a bold facelift as part of its 10th anniversary. We take a look inside.

J Plus Hotel

BY Janice Seow

April 16th, 2014

Yoo, founded by Philippe Starck and John Hitchcox, has restyled the K Plus boutique hotel at Causeway Bay. J PLus The hotel now sports a large ‘portraiture’ on its facade that bears an uncanny resemblance to Leonardo’s Mona Lisa. The main entrance, previously tucked away on Irving Street, has also been relocated to a much bigger and more prominent entry on Pennington Street. J Plus Characteristic of Yoo’s unconventional aesthetic, the interiors feature playfully coloured fabrics from brands such as Timorous Beasties, and an eclectic range of European furniture. Yellow, orange and red tinted glass panels inscribed with Chinese motifs of coins, dragons and bamboo have also been introduced as ‘symbols of good fortune’. 2 All 32 studios and 24 suites have been styled in four vivid colour themes. Says Yoo Studio’s Design Director Matthew Dalby, “In a city so synonymous with change, this refreshed restyling continues our design house’s legacy of contemporary, imaginative and sophisticated creativity to surprise and delight even the most jaded traveler.” Yoo yoo.com