HBA have been shortlisted for Hotel Under 200 Rooms Europe Award in The International Hotel and Property Awards 2020.
Away from the conventional hospitality codes, The Great Scotland Yard hotel expresses its individuality with a burst of colour within the monochromatic and conventional Whitehall. While catering to meet the needs of a luxury hotel, the destination is one with various experiences as opposed to a collection of spaces. Exquisitely sculpted interiors and sophisticated details set a background for the eclectic decorative elements which pay tribute to the past times of GSY. It creates a destination which reinvents a London landmark inviting international visitors to journey through various aspects of local culture. HBA’s challenge was to keep the soul of the building and pay homage to the heritage rather than just bringing new life to old walls.
This building is an icon hiding a century and more of dark and infamous secrets. HBA design team created a destination that invites guests to experience the rich history of the building through new eyes as they enter a place where the past and present merge, to journey through various aspects of local culture, unlocking the secrets of the storied Great Scotland Yard along the way.
This project is a stand out design from anything else that exists in the area due to the buildings history. HBA designers elected to express the individuality of Great Scotland Yard through an unexpected play of Edwardian-inspired hues and patterns, conventional Whitehall, and a burst of colour that relives the timeless elegance and sophistication of the era with a flair of contemporary details.
Once the infamous and historical site of London’s Metropolitan Police headquarters, Ministry of Defence and palace housing Scottish royalty, the 1820s listed building’s latest chapter is a 152-room luxury boutique hotel, reminiscent of a country estate, in which the notorious stories of the landmark’s past unfold through exquisitely sculpted interiors and eclectic decorative elements.
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