With rooms designed by the flamboyant French interior designer Jacques Garcia, this highly luxurious boutique hotel provides London with an exciting destination for the business community and tourists.
Converted from a former Baptist church, the project involved refurbishment of a five-storey grade II-listed building, including a vertical extension to provide an additional two floors, and the renovation of the original chapel into a multi-purpose space for conferences and weddings. McLaren also carried out the internal fit out. The hotel offers 41 suites, a restaurant, banqueting suite and library.
The project took place over two phases. Phase one involved the structural and building fabric construction and phase two the hotel fit out.
The sequence of works was split to allow McLaren to maintain progress without affecting the main structural works and extensive temporary works around the new main lift core.
Fixtures and fittings include dark wood panelling and upholstery in sumptuous fabrics of deep rich colours and elaborate patterns. A major feature of the fit out is a spectacular chandelier, ornately decorated with amber-coloured birds (a recurring theme throughout the hotel), that rises through the renovated original staircase.