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28 September 2018

Our top luxury hotel design tips

At Daedalian Glass Studios we’re proud to have been part of the refurbishment of some of the world’s most iconic luxury hotels – producing dazzling glass designs that have been seen and enjoyed by tourists from all over the globe.

This experience has given us some valuable insight into what architects and interior designers should be considering when creating an outstanding luxury hotel design.

It’s not just about the public spaces

We’re currently producing a series of glass design installations as part of the four-year refurbishment of the Cadogan Hotel in London. Our laminated reeded glass and sandblasted glass panels will feature throughout the public spaces and the 54 rooms and suites.

This approach is part of the vision of the interior designers, GA Design International, to create a feeling of luxury throughout the hotel, while celebrating the hotel’s original features and rich history and heritage. The hotel is famous as once being home to Lillie Langtry where she courted the future King of England and also the location of Oscar Wilde’s infamous arrest on 6th April 1895.

We’re looking forward to our work being unveiled when the hotel re-opens at the end of the year, when we’ll share more details about how we created the installations.

Creating a feeling of space

Luxury city-centre real estate is hugely expensive and so interior designers often face the challenge of maximising the space available. The use of mirrored glass is a perfect way to create the impression that a room is larger than it actually is. A project we completed last year to produce four antique silvered mirrors for the Mandrake Hotel illustrates this perfectly.

The Mandrake Hotel, London

The bevelled clustered pelmets and galls pilasters and capitals we produced for the Belgravia private dining room in the Lanesborough Hotel also showcases another reason for using antique silvered mirrors – to flood a space with natural light. The end result, in our humble opinion, is simply stunning:

The Belgravia Room, Lanesborough Hotel - Daedalian Glass Studios

Celebrating a building’s heritage

The Lanesborough Hotel also gave us an opportunity to collaborate with the lead designer, the late Alberto Pinto to produce a framed, moveable entrance screen along with decorated transparent centre panels for the seating screens and the wine store. The screen and panels included an white etched harp motif which we developed to bring a sense of timeless luxury to the award-winning Greek Regency style five-star hotel.

Glass panels and private booth at The Lanesborough Hotel, knightsbridge London

Creating a focal point

The restaurants, bars and public spaces in a luxury hotel have to be the types of spaces that luxury travellers want to spend their precious time. Having a beautiful focal point to capture the eye always helps – for example the bar panel we created at the Savoy Hotel and the bar back we created for the RAC Club in Pall Mall.

Full image of the the bar at the RAC club Pall Mall London

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.