GEORGE WONG - BIO
The career path of George Wong was charted in his upbringing in an environment of craft and design. His family history traced back to generations of furniture makers and millwork contractors in Hong Kong where he was born and raised. Inspired by the abundance of drawings, samples and catalogues in the shop, witnessing first-hand the making of mid-century modern furniture, and fun visits to job sites as a kid, it nurtured in him an instinct of connecting the dots between design, materials, buildability, craftsmanship and end results.
George Wong, has been designing hotels in since the 80’s in Hong Kong beginning with the Mandarin Hong Kong, the Shangri-La Valley Wing, and two of the three John Portman hotels at the Marina Center in Singapore. Before leaving for the States in the 90’s, had completed design for projects under the Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels, Conrad Hilton, Hyatt, Shangri-La, Amanresorts, Regent Hotels, and Four Seasons.
George relocated to New York City in 1999 and, after a brief stint at BBGM, he was tapped to head up the New York studio of Yabu Pushelberg.
While at YP, he completed the designs for St. Regis Bal Harbor, the Palms Condo Hotel in Las Vegas, the MGM Grand West-Wing conversion; the Grand Hyatt Moscow, Hotel Ueno Tokyo, concepts and layouts for the Standard New York, the proposed Jet Stadium at Hudson Yard, the James Hotel Scottsdale, plus a number of restaurant, bar, retail and residential projects.
Since founded his namesake studio in 2006, George Wong has been working with international clients, hotels, and restaurant groups to create experiential environment for the hospitality industry.
- DaDong Restaurant - New York Flagship
- Hotel du Louvre, Paris
- GTC - Global Trade Center Hotel, Nairobi
- Hyatt Times Square, New York
- Hyatt Regency Mexico City
- Hyatt Regency Etoile, Paris
- Park Hyatt Chennai
- The Lake House, Orlando, Florida
- Grand Hyatt New York
- Boutique Hotel Hudson Yard, New York
- Hyatt Regency Trinidad
- Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo
- Hyatt Regency Hongqiao, Shanghai