Flying Lu

The Toast team set about investigating Chinese storytelling, folk-law, myths and legends. Before long we had fallen in love with a Chinese character Ching Shih who we renamed Lu. Ching Shih, as the story is told, became one of China’s most feared and powerful pirates commanding a fleet of 1,800 ships and a crew of around 80,000.

While the name ‘Flying Lu’ represents the top floor of a traditional Asian pirate ship, the nautical theme and inspiring narrative that emerged through the design process, both complement the hotel’s beach-front location.