The PuXuan Hotel and Spa expresses a new dimension of Asian luxury, bringing together opulent details and modern elements exemplified by exquisite furnishing from Kettal.
With its architectural style leaning towards an avant-garde aesthetic, the PuXuan Hotel and Spa stands out as a modernist gem in the heart of Beijing most significant heritage site – the Forbidden City. Modern, minimalist elements blend comfortably with Chinese tradition, evoking a distinctive sense of opulence that conjures the best of the old world and the new. Helmed by MQ Studio, the interior design of this splendid hotel takes reference from its historical context, achieved using a composition of unique materials and luxurious furniture collections from Kettal.
At the lobby, Imperial-inspired decor complements the cosy lounge, which leads towards the exterior terrace featuring plush seating from Kettal’s Basket and Boma collections. Made from oak and hand-braided in wicker, the Basket chair injects a natural ambience to the outdoor setting while Boma creates a relaxing setting for casual conversations.
Designed to capture the beauty of its surroundings, the upper part of the hotel, which accommodates a majority of the guestrooms and the URSpa, opens out to incredible unobstructed views of the former Imperial Palace. Featuring a subtle masculine theme, the spa presents a palette of dark stones, light timbers and aluminium meshes to define its internal spaces. The Basket chairs are seen once again at the spa terrace, adding a laid-back touch to the deck area enveloped by lush green foliage.
Over at the Rive Gauche, one of the two restaurants at the PuXuan, the space is styled in a French-inspired theme using an ‘objet trouve’ concept. The restaurant also incorporates an exterior terrace where Kettal’s informal bistro-style Village chairs infuse a laid-back vibe into the space. The Village chairs are a perfect addition to the terrace, thanks to their lightweight aluminium structures, which express a neutral design language that does not pull attention away from the scenery around it.
Interior Design: MQ studio
Lighting Design: The Flaming Beacon