China

Cho Chong Gee

Cho Chong Gee
Biography

A Malaysian entrepreneur based in Beijing since 2001, Cho Chong Gee started out from the humble beginnings of a small hawker stall in Malaysia, to becoming the creator of some of the capital’s more interesting spaces. Today he owns no less than four venues all set within the Doncheng district i Beijing, and Cho has had firsthand involvement in the regeneration of this up-and-coming part of town.

Having a background in interior and graphic design, he took on the Café Sambal as his first Malaysian restaurant project in China, which was to be was one of the first to be located within the confines of Gulou’s hutongs. Bed Bar and 3 + 1 Bedrooms, his boutique hotel, both followed not far away and Paper - a modern minimalist Chinese restaurant sits comfortably on Gulou Dongdajie.

Cho Chong Gee always seek to create a space that he himself, his friends and family would feel comfortable to be spending time in. To him it is most important to produce something special and unique in its own right, whilst making sure that it fits well into the area in which it is set, and that the customers are given the very best treatment.