K West Hotel and Spa in London has recently undergone a dramatic refurbishment in a bid to reflect its rich musical heritage.
Some of music’s top names have stayed at the hotel in Shepherds Bush – Bob Marley and Roxy Music to name a few – and now the establishment hopes to emphasise its musical roots through a vibrant new look.
The hotel’s redecoration encompasses the new two-floor studio bar and kitchen and library room, which now pays tribute to golden age of rock and roll with the use of bold artwork and bookshelves filled with books on some iconic musicians and bands.
The studio bar has been given a moody feel, with industrial-style pendant lamps, textured silver wallpaper and polished dark walnut wood flooring. There are also floor-to-celing mirrored pillars and relaxed seating arrangements. Up-cycled furniture has been used, as well as silver and black voile curtains to create VIP areas.
The studio kitchen has been transformed into an informal eatery with a New York vibe. This is seen also in the menu, which is now offering a range of US-style burgers. City landscape sketches adorn the walls, mirrored by a wave of banquet seating. Filament light bulbs suspended on individual wires add an abstract, arty feel to the room.
The Library Room has been redesigned to complement the front of house bar, providing a relaxed, informal and creative atmosphere. Statement Andy Warhol style artwork depicting Amy Winehouse is displayed at one end of the room and guests can relax on charcoal grey sofas and armchairs.