Salon de Ning, Hong Kong is another salon, designed by Henry Leung. Inspired by an elegant private residence from a bygone era, Salon de Ning is a unique combination of clubby lounge venue, collection of travel mementos and objects d’art reflecting the glamour and style of the “Paris of the East”
The entrance of Salon de Ning incorporates traditional chinese elements, including a granite archway, black lacquered doors and brass door handles, setting the tone for the experience to come. Hence, it is music from the west that guests hear playing. Here, art deco, chinese and international influences fuse intro Shanghai’s own stylish mélange of east meeting west or “Shanghai deco”.
The main lounge of Salon de Ning is the site’s heart and soul. From the ceiling of the main lounge hangs a centerpiece chandelier that hovers above the dancer floor in the form of back-lit paintings created from multi-colored crystal beads. Each chandelier painting sits in its own frame, and represents an episode of Madame Ning’s life, including three “portraits” of the lady herself. Surrounding the main lounge are four themed rooms, showcasing a collection of objects and artifacts sourced during Madame Ning’s journey to different continents. The entrance to each private seating area is marked by giant picture frames, giving guests the feeling of walking into a photograph straight out of Madame’s glamorous life.
Peninsula Hotel. Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
*Pictures from asia-bars.com