The Summit Club Revolving Restaurant, Hotel Kunlun, Beijing, China

This is a recent refurbishment of an existing restaurant located on the 29th Floor of Beijing’s Kunlun Hotel.

The Summit Club is the only revolving restaurant and lounge in the Central Business District, where guests can enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of the surrounding area as they dine. The interior of the restaurant is characterised by large-scale silk pendant shades internally lit with warm white and UV blue lamps. The lampshades slowly cross-fade between the alternate colours as part of a pre-set lighting sequence. The restaurant has teppanyaki style show kitchens around the central core with back-lit decorative glass screens and backlit glass cladding to the cooker hoods above the teppans.

One of the challenges of the project was providing power to the accent lighting integrated into the freestanding screens located on the revolving floor. Our solution was to utilise large rechargeable batteries to power the LED light sources, which are periodically recharged by the hotel staff.