Renowned for working in high profile luxury hotels throughout London, G.A Design and McCue Crafted Fit were the obvious choice to take on this extensive project.
Located close to Trafalgar Square, Westminster, the River Thames and Covent Garden, the project involved the conversion of 22 bedrooms into 11 Luxury Suites over 6 floors at the beautiful Corinthia London...
Orginally opening its doors in 2011, Corinthia London, has 283 rooms, 51 suites and seven penthouses. The five star hotel is housed within former Ministry of Defence headquarters in Whitehall, London.
Founded by the Pisani family of Malta, the Corinthia portfolio includes the flagship Corinthia London, which recently underwent a number of renovations, which included 11 new suites designed by G.A Design, the original designers of the hotel.
The new London and Garden suites have been formed from two guestrooms with the dual-aspect London suite being the larger of the two.
Bedroom windows overlook the courtyard while the living room offers a fantastic view of Whitehall. This suite now also features a guest WC and cloakroom plus a generously sized ‘his and her’ walk-in wardrobe. Ample storage space is something that is becoming increasingly more important to guests and so this was accommodated for in both new suites.
Coffered ceilings, which add ambience to a space without the need for spotlights, are also a new feature in these suites. In order to add these, the rooms were stripped to their bare bones before being reconstructed. On the walls, different mouldings have been selected for each room. In the Garden Suite a rectilinear style has been chosen to look like garden trellis, whilst a more classical style of moulding can be found in the London Suite as a nod to the heritage of the building.
The style of artwork differs for each suite in keeping with their overall design. In the Garden Suite, a more organic style of art has been chosen to represent what may be seen as a typical British garden, whether in tone, texture or colour. This theme is carried through to the carpets, which feature London plane tree leaves, carved into the design as if fallen from the trees that line the streets outside.
In contrast, the cool and minimal aesthetic of the London Suite has been used to showcase a more contemporary selection of British artwork. Bold geometric shapes in vibrant colours bring energy to the room in the form of hard edged paintings and abstract expressionism and represent the diversity of the city.
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