A plan to transform Norfolk Plaza Hotel in Paddington into a new 87-bedroom, four-star hotel has been given planning consent.
Dexter Moren Associates secured permission to convert the Grade-II listed building comprising three townhouses in Norfolk Square into a modern hotel with a ‘flexible multifunctional lounge concept’.
DMA was brought in as architect and interior designer by client Kulkoni Import + Export GMBH to reconfigure a previously approved scheme, increasing the number of bedrooms from 80 to 87.
The interior layout will be completely reworked to create ‘airy, modern rooms required by high-value business travellers’.
The multifunctional lobby concept will be a flexible self-service/retail environment inspired by co-working lounges.
Paul Wells, partner at DMA says: “Our design respects the structure of the original three townhouses, retaining elements such as an original staircase and designing the front of house areas so the former three townhouses can still be read. At the client’s request, we opened up the ground-floor layout to create a connected lobby and library, maximising the space and offering a strong, welcoming first impression.”
The start on site is currently scheduled for Q3 2020.