One Aldwych in London is to close for three months next year to complete a multi-million pound renovation programme to celebrate the hotel’s 20th anniversary.
The luxury hotel in Covent Garden will begin the project in October this year, and will remain open until mid-January 2019, when it will close until an expected reopening in mid-March.
All the 93 bedrooms and public spaces will be redesigned, with four new one-bedroom suites introduced.
The bedroom redesign will be headed up by British designer Robert Angell, who has been responsible for projects at hotels including The Connaught and The Berkeley.
London-based Fabled Studio has been appointed to reimagine the hotel’s public spaces including the entrance, reception, events space, Lobby Bar and Indigo restaurant.
Commenting on the news Simon Hirst, the hotel’s original GM who returned in 2017 as managing director after four years at Raffles Hotel Singapore, said: “When the hotel first opened its doors 20 years ago, its striking design and exemplary service levels set the standard for others to follow. It has stood the test of time beautifully but tastes and expectations have changed.
“Now is the right moment to update the hotel, to create superbly comfortable, modern sophisticated rooms and once again set the benchmark in hotel design.”
A member of Leading Hotels of the World, One Aldwych has 93 guestrooms and 12 suites, plus two restaurants: Eneko London by three Michelin-starred basque chef Eneko Atxa; and Indigo.