Mira Moon Hotel Opens in Hong Kong

  • The Mira Moon Hotel's look was designed by Marcel Wanders.

    The Mira Moon Hotel's look was designed by Marcel Wanders.

  • The Full Moon rooms come with marble bathrooms with free-standing bathtubs and walk-in showers.

    The Full Moon rooms come with marble bathrooms with free-standing bathtubs and walk-in showers.

  • A Half-Room room at the Mira Moon Hotel in the Wan Chai area of Hong Kong.

    A Half-Room room at the Mira Moon Hotel in the Wan Chai area of Hong Kong.

  • The New Moon rooms are the largest at the hotel.

    The New Moon rooms are the largest at the hotel.

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With Chinese folklore infused into its DNA and Dutch design darling Marcel Wanders behind its vivacious look, the Mira Moon (852/2643-8888; doubles from US$361) is bringing a shot of chinoiserie chic to an otherwise nondescript corner of Wan Chai’s Jaffe Road. A 91-room sister property of The Mira over in Kowloon, the new hotel takes its inspiration from the legend of Chang’e, the moon goddess, and her magical companion the Jade Rabbit, with lunar and leporine references found throughout (rooms, accordingly, are designated New Moon, Half Moon, Full Moon, and Moonshine). Wanders’s bright-red tulip chairs make an appearance among the flamboyant furnishings, while guest rooms feature timber-paneled ceilings, wavy surfaces, and Bisazza mosaic-tiled bathrooms. On hand as well is Super Giant, a cheekily named restaurant serving what it bills as “Spanish-Chinese fusion tapas,” which sounds like a story in itself. –Tom Haley

This article originally appeared in the October/November 2013 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Over the Moon”)

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