London is one of the world’s top tourist destinations with over 19 million foreign visitors dropping in last year. At the heart of the city are some of the most iconic hotel interior designs in the world. Here is our pick of the most striking London luxury hotel interior designs.
The Lanesborough Hotel
Located on Hyde Park Corner, the Lanesborough is among the capital’s most resplendent Regency period buildings.
The five-star hotel re-opened in late 2015 after a complete refurbishment featuring interior designs by the late Albert Pinto of Paris.
Daedalian Glass Studios was commissioned to work with Albert’s studio to create a series of striking glass installations for the hotel’s Belgravia private dining room and Celeste restaurant. Our designers used a stunning interplay of glass and mirrors to create lighter and more airy spaces.
For the Belgravia private dining room, we crafted a sequence of bevelled clustered pelmets and glass pilasters and capitals, while in the Celeste Restaurant we developed a framed, moveable entrance screen, along with decorated transparent centre panels for the seating screens and wine store.
The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane
The Sheraton first opened its doors 90 years ago and a three-year, multi-million pound refurbishment has restored the magnificent building to its Roaring Twenties glory.
The programme combined the building’s flamboyant art-deco identity with fresh, graceful interiors. The work included a new street level bar and restaurant, along with the restoration of heritage elements.
The reception lobby space has been streamlined to create a welcoming environment for guests, with reception desks repositioned so they face outwards to the street. Meanwhile, new glazed entrance doors provide natural light and a sense of closeness to the bustling Mayfair street outside.
The lobby features plum velvet sofas and a cosy library area, stocked with shabby-chic copies of novels by the likes of Rudyard Kipling and Edgar Allan Poe. In the Palm Court, copper-brushed pilasters and sumptuous murals create an ambience of refined opulence under a restored butter-yellow stained-glass skylight.
The Savoy Hotel on the Strand has a peerless pedigree. Opened in 1889, it was built by Richard D’Oyly Carte to designs by renowned architect Thomas Edward Collcutt.
A three-year renovation project has retained familiar aspects, such as the Thames Foyer as well as the Edwardian and art deco themes that have long been the hotel’s trademarks.
Impressive new elements include the sophisticated Beaufort Bar, a late-night destination for glamour- seekers. Created by interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon the space has brought a lighter and stylish touch, with exquisite design detail.
We were asked to produce a decorative panel for the Beaufort Bar to specifications from the interior designers. Our design is reminiscent of Lalique and was deep-carve etched, with hand etched detail. The etching of this panel took months to complete due to the intricacy of the design and size of the panel, which weighs 165 kg.
Synonymous with high society and luxury, the Ritz in Piccadilly is one of the world’s most prestigious and best known hotels.
Established in 1906, the Grade II listed building incorporates the last word in elegant interior décor. Its Palm Court, which hosts the famous ‘Tea at the Ritz’ is a magnificently decorated cream-coloured setting, with panelled mirrors in gilt bronze frames.
The French château design and Louis XVI interiors of original architects, Charles Mewes and Arthur Davis, have been perfectly preserved, despite the installation of triple glazing and the latest in internet-based technology.
The hotel boasts six private dining rooms, along with the the Marie Antoinette Suite and the Rivoli Bar. Built in the Art Deco style, the bar was created in 2001 by interior designer Tessa Kennedy, to resemble the bar on the famous Orient Express.
Feeling inspired by our favourite London luxury hotel interior designs? If you require bespoke glass design for a luxury hotel project, Daedalian has the experience and knowledge to create something truly unique, whilst delivering the highest standards. To gain an idea of the projects we’ve worked on before, take a look at our portfolio or view our sample library for inspiration on the techniques we can apply.