The L’oscar hotel, converted from a former Baptist church in Bloomsbury, has been awarded the title of the Best Hotel in London by The Sunday Times. Refurbishment of the five-storey grade II-listed building was completed by McLaren in early 2018.
The boutique hotel features 41 luxury suites, a restaurant, a banqueting suite and a library.
L’oscar’s romantic interior is the creation of renowned French interior designer Jacques Garcia who, among many things, is behind the famous Hôtel Costes in Paris and has renovated the Palace of Versailles. The hotel design follows a flamboyant theme throughout with deep rich colours and extravagant patterns.
The hotel features a spectacular and ornate chandelier decorated with amber coloured birds – a recurring theme throughout the hotel – rising centrally through the renovated staircase.
Derek Orpen, Divisional Director, commented:
“This hotel was one of the most challenging projects we have undertaken, due to the logistical constraints and significant temporary works. Weaving major structural components and MEP through listed elements of the building made the project even more interesting. We are all proud of the finished building. Everyone involved is fully appreciative of the complex work that sits behind the elaborate and romantic features that make L’oscar one of the best hotels in London.”
The project is featured on our website: https://www.mclarengroup.com/projects/2-6-southampton-row/
L’oscar official website: https://www.loscar.com/