Interior Design Blog
As part of the Crown Estate’s plan to redevelop the south part of Regent Street, The Café Royal was reopened with the addition of a Hotel in the upper floors after four long years under a renovation directed by David Chipperfield Architects. The wait was totally worth it because Londoners can enjoy once again the glamour and the luxury that this place brought to the city over the years.
I am not going to go through the whole renovation but I would like to draw your attention to the guest rooms because they are the new addition to the business. The hotel is divided into three categories: Guest Rooms, Suites and Historical Suites.
The Guest Rooms and Suites walls have been covered in rusticated Portland Stone, mirroring the stone shapes we can see on the beautiful Regent Street façade. The rooms are very generous on size taking in consideration that you are in the heart of the city. Bathrooms behind glass and brass double doors covered in Carrara Marble also following the exterior architecture. Very soft palletes where there are no strong contrasts, just subtlety and pure lines.
The Hotel has six gorgeous Historical Suites that have been built as a reminiscent of Café Royal’s glorious past with unique aesthetic and character derived from original features. They are all different and exclusive. But there is one that I need to show you: The Dome Suite.
This rooms is the only one that has been modernised to become the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll suite. An oversized mirror ball with a spectacular LED lighting system and a DJ sound system with concert speakers transform this suite from serene and relaxed into party territory. The central volume reflects the curve of this open-plan circular space, a large crescent shaped sofa provides the perfect viewpoint to comfortably watch the cinema style projector with surround sound. The bathroom boasts a stunning oversize ming-green marble bath as a grand centrepiece. The Suite even has two adjoin bedrooms, just in case you have some guests…
David Chipperfield has been shortlisted Best British Interior Award for the British Design Awards for this wonderful work in Café Royal and I could not agree more… What do you think?