One of London’s top hotels is to embark on a major refurbishment aimed at allowing it to take its place at the forefront of the capital’s luxury hotel scene, it was revealed today.
The London Marriott Hotel on Park Lane has commissioned RPW Design, a leading hospitality interior-design firm, to oversee the renovation, which will include a transformation of the property’s 152 guest rooms, the addition of five new suites and a redesign of the lobby, Executive Lounge and meeting rooms.
The hotel is preparing to complete the extensive renovation in June 2015, positioning itself as the destination of choice among Mayfair hotels in the process.
The upcoming changes promise to impart an understated opulence to the property that befits the building’s status as a Grade II listed property. The color palette of whites, dove grey and lavender, for example, are designed to create an ambience that is both soothing and sophisticated.
Guest rooms will feature entrance lobbies for a sense of arrival that feels as appropriate today as it might have a hundred years ago. And the timeless selection of materials throughout the hotel will include leather, silk, solid wood and bookmatched marble.
Quintessentially British touches will further distinguish the property among 5-star hotels on London’s Park Lane. Guests will find themselves immersed in thoughtful details like the collection of British artworks on display. The presence of Royal Warrant Holders such as Floris bathroom amenities is set to add another layer of contextual authenticity.
While the design and amenities honour the building’s legacy, its technology represents the best of tomorrow. Apple products throughout the hotel, Bluetooth LCD-screen televisions and mobile check-in will all be on offer.
Last year the hotel opened its Lanes of London restaurant to widespread acclaim and plans to renovate its Club – which features a steam room, state-of-the-art fitness equipment and the only pool on Park Lane – will soon be announced.