F&B at Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing
Restaurant / China / HBA Hong Kong / Completed in 2019
The fifth floor is home for Café Zi, MO Bar, and The Library, all of which open onto an expansive rooftop garden terrace with spectacular views of the ancient imperial palace. Café Zi, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, is envisioned as a Chinese garden blossoming in the morning sun. Laser-cut floral panels half-descended from the ceiling, and ceramic-tiled partitions framed in dark timber create pockets of semi-private dining areas. A decorative screen at one end of the café becomes a sliding door to MO Bar, a midnight garden where alchemists create signature drinks. The dark lacquered cabinets and leather paneled pull-out drawers remind the guests of the past Chinese apothecaries who mixed potions to produce efficacious remedies for ailing royalty and aristocrats.