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Swire Hotels Presents “Experience The Houses” Short Film Trilogy, Featuring The Opposite House and The Upper House

November 16, 2013 Hotel Deals No Comments Email Email

The first two films – one showcasing The Opposite House and the other 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 met in the films, there is a clear longing desire to meet. The individuality aspect of each film is further explored by the films’ soundtrack. Irish singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan’s song “I Don’t Know,” which questions what it means to say we truly know someone, plays in the background of each film.

Scenes from "Experience The Houses" trilogy.

Scenes from “Experience The Houses” trilogy.

“Modern day travelers are looking for hotel experiences that are more than just staying in a beautifully designed hotel,” 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 mentions, “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.”

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.

The “Experience The Houses” films are available on, along with information about the production team and behind the scenes footage. They can also be found on Swire Hotels’ lifestyle blog and YouTube.

The Opposite House is an intriguing urban hotel in Beijing. Situated at Taikoo Li Sanlitun, it is designed by Japanese architect, Kengo Kuma. Its contemporary style and abundant space perfectly complement its refreshing individualized service. The hotel has 98 large studios including nine spacious suites and a two-level penthouse with its own roof terrace.

​Designed by celebrated 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 that are quiet and relaxing urban retreats.

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