The Opposite House

Swire Hotels set out to redefine what a luxury hotel should be in the 21st century. As we began to work with them on their first location in Beijing, we quickly realised that this was one of those rare moments – a moment of change. The assembled team of designers and consultants came together to build one of the most celebrated boutique luxury hotels in the world and our identity had to reflect the qualities of the brand.


We designed the identity of Swire Hotels’ ‘Lifestyle Business’ category to answer the need for a fresh and breezy look that appealed to young and adventurous travellers. The first hotel to open in 2010 was located in Hong Kong, as part of the Island East business hub, and the second opened in INDIGO, Beijing and the third one is due to open in Miami. The identity, which was based on extensive customer research, expanded into opportunities for large branding features in the hotel and lobby.