Living with the indigenous
A building that is more than a decade year old, the unique culture of Sabah had to play a key role in its new life as boutique hotel.
Motif of the natives in Sabah plays a
huge role in diverse culture of Sabah which is also one of the most significant elements of the hotel concept.
Balancing the complexity of native motif with a fresh modern appeal is tricky, mushROOM took up the challenge in creating the traditional-modern branding of Hotel HUMI.
WHAT WE DELIVERED
Brand & Identity
The best way to experience Cultural Tourism is to stay with the Indigenous.
Traveling is to experience the places, artefacts, and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past and present. To explore the primitive lifestyle and not giving up the pleasantness, we have the perfect combination of traditional essence and modern culture.
The branding also focused on new collateral materials, on-property and in-room materials and even biodegradable shampoo and lotion bottles. All spiced up with some witty copy for a hard-to-impress crowd.
Our job was to evolve the brand but remember what revved us up in the first place.
A Stay With Endless Experience
Hotel Humi isn't a cultural hotel. It imbues the
native spirit: harmony, truthful and original.
We knew what we were walking into when Hotel Humi asked for a wholly new concept and branding. It was going to be authentic, pleasant and fun with endless experience.
“Kopivosian do kinoikatan” Welcome guests in native language as soon as they enter the hotel , featured games and welcome drinks in bamboo cup feeling that the Indigenous people is hosting you.
Bringing the daily lifestyle of the local indigenous to the hotel, just like being
in the common area of the longhouse.
Of course, activities would not be fun without a challenge - Butod Challenge. Butod is the common food eaten by the natives. Whoever would like to try butod can knock the 'gong' to announce that he/she is taking the challenge.
Guests can gather at the designated storytelling area in the lobby to enjoy and learn more about the myths and folklore of different native tribes.
By “Living with indigenous” ,guest has in-depth
understanding and interested about tribal cultures. Learning of tribal cultures create good memories, these memories will stay and spread.