Robert Angell was approached to design the new guest rooms at the iconic One Aldwych Hotel in London. This was the first time the hotel has undergone any updates since its opening twenty years ago and so this was a very exciting opportunity to bring about change and design new guestrooms which reflect our experiences and ways which we travel today. The expectations are far higher and the competition is far greater than ever and therefore it’s more important than ever to reflect this in the way Robert Angell approach and design its guest rooms.
There are few hotels in London which have an amazing location such as One Aldwych and also to completely stand free of other buildings with a complete 360 degree aspect to its rooms each giving equally amazing views across London makes it truly individual and iconic.
The Guest rooms evoke a sense of luxury as soon as you enter into the timber panelled entrance hall, floors with inlay rugs, soft warm lighting give a residential vibe that welcomes you and allows you to relax it its surroundings of painted panelled walls with stunning art and soft linen drapes. A bespoke dressing table and separate dining table allow the guests to both work and get ready to play with every attention to detail. A full height sculptural feature library with white marble fins and lacquered shelves all beautifully lit make the guest room just more than a simple bedroom but a small apartment with every whim designed for.
So much has changed in design since the hotel first opened twenty years ago, design is more prolific and ever changing more so now than in its history. The architecture of One Aldwych was ambitious in its day & emulated some of best work of Parisian luxury style. A seamless blend of Edwardian grandeur and Parisian elegance, the Victorian era in London was revolutionary in terms of architecture, showing the rest of the world that Britain led the way in all that was new. It seems only right that the design continues to be forward thinking & prestigious, respecting & learning from the buildings past whilst looking forward.
One Aldwych are pioneers in the hotel industry, being one of only six hotels worldwide & the first in the United Kingdom to gain accreditation for considered responsibility to the Environment. One Aldwych have fully embraced sustainable tourism and work hard to reduce the hotels carbon footprint – the interior design will echo these efforts in terms of Pioneering ideas & a responsibility to the environment.
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