Inspired by the 1930s Shanghai socialite, world traveller and international hostess, “Madame Ning,” who presided over salons in her eclectic residences around the world, Salon de Ning is a seductive, intimate fusion of east and west, antique and modern.
From the Moroccan lanterns, wood-carved ostrich sculpture to lions’ heads and leopard skin-look walls of L’Afrique Room to the sultry glamour of the Bailar Room and the sexy intimacy of the Boudoir Room with its Lalique crystal door handles, Salon de Ning has something for everyone. There’s even – rather surprisingly - a Ski Room which pays homage to Swiss Chalet style. All are designed by Henry Leung, the Hong Kong-based design director of Chhada, Siembieda, Leung Limited; and all are framed by giant gilt picture frames, giving visitors the illusion of walking into a photograph.
I think all this calls for a change of plans ….I’ll definitely be shelving the idea of afternoon tea. I rather fancy Salon de Ning as a decadent alternative...... I can just see myself lolling about in a room lined with 'leopard skin' being waited on by staff in chic uniforms custommade by Hong Kong fashion designer, Ranee Kwok.
PS: And let's not forget the light refreshments!
The signature Ning Sling, which combines Absolut Mandarin and lychee Liquer, garnished with mint leaves and lychee; and/or Salon de Ning Rose Champagne, an exclusive label created by Deutz of France.