Swire Hotels launches trilogy of short films “Experience The Houses”
Hong Kong based Swire Hotels announces the release of three short films entitled “Experience The Houses” on www.experiencethehouses.com, which capture for the first time the experience of staying at The Opposite House and The Upper House.
The first two films – one showcasing The Opposite House and one The Upper House – tell the story of an intimate “day-in-the-life” of a hotel guest. The third film runs the stories side-by-side and suggests that, even though the protagonists never meet in the films, there is a clear longing desire to meet. The nature of individuality is further explored by the soundtrack to the films, Irish singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan’s song “I Don’t Know”, which wonders what it means to say we truly know someone.
“Modern day travellers are looking for hotel experiences that are more than just staying in beautifully designed hotels,” said Brian Williams, Managing Director of Swire Hotels. “We believe in creating unique and deeply personal moments for each guest that are based on their own interests and needs, and we hope these films depict this idea.”
Produced by Laura Holmes Production from the UK, director Lynsey Miller said, , “Swire Hotels’ properties are all stunning, but being able to capture on camera the guests’ interactions with those around them was what helped us bring the hotel experience to life”.
The films are available on www.experiencethehouses.com along with information about the production team and snippets from behind the scenes. They can also be found on Swire Hotels’ lifestyle blog www.youdbemuchbetterhere.com and YouTube and YouKu accounts. YouKu (First Film), YouKu (Second Film) and YouKu (Third Film)
The Opposite House is an intriguing urban hotel in Beijing. Situated at Taikoo Li Sanlitun, it is designed by the eminent Japanese architect, Kengo Kuma. Its contemporary style and abundant space perfectly complement its refreshingly individual service. The hotel has 98 large studios including nine spacious suites as well as a two-level penthouse with its own roof terrace.
Designed by celebrated Hong Kong architect André Fu, The Upper House is a highly individual small luxury hotel above Pacific Place in Hong Kong. Warm, friendly and informal, it’s more home than hotel. Far above the hustle and bustle, its 117 guest rooms, which include 21 suites and two penthouses, are quiet, relaxing urban retreats.
Hailing from Scotland, Director Lynsey Miller has written and directed a number of short films which have been screened at multiple film festivals around the world. Her latest short film, “Colour”, was accepted into Channel 4’s Coming Up scheme in the UK and won Best Drama and the Jury Prize at The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 2012.