Founder, André Fu Design
The man behind Hong Kong’s Upper House and St Regis is the go-to guy for luxury hotel design
When André Fu was hired by Swire to design Hong Kong’s Upper House Hotel, he was a young designer with zero hospitality experience and a tiny studio that employed only three people. But it was a commission that made his name overnight, with the hotel’s 2009 launch propelling him into the highest echelon of high-end designers, becoming known for style that combines comfort and elegance—a kind of chilled-out, comfort-forward minimalism.
Since then he has worked on numerous luxury hotels: Hong Kong’s Kerry Hotel and St Regis, as well as serviced apartment development K11 Artus; Fullerton Bay Hotel, Andaz and Capella in Singapore; the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok; The Berkeley Hotel in London; the Four Seasons Seoul; and the Shangri-La Tokyo and Hotel The Mitsui Kyoto.
Most recently, Fu designed restaurants Estro and Salisterra and opened his flagship André Fu living store in Pacific Place in 2021. He has also done three commissions for Hong Kong Palace Museum which opened in July of this year. In 2015 he launched his homeware products brand André Fu Living, while he has also designed objects for Louis Vuitton.
Did You Know?
André Fu was named Designer of the Year for 2016 at the global design industry trade fair Maison & Objet Asia.