Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel has unveiled the latest phase of its renovation works, with redesigned public areas and meeting spaces.
The Park Lane property employed design firm The Gallery HBA (responsible for projects including the Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Hotel Alfonso Xlll in Seville) to create new interiors which “celebrate the hotel’s rich history whilst enhancing its ‘sense of place’ with the neighbouring Hyde Park”.
Works included opening up the ground floor to views towards Hyde Park, and the replacing of the lobby’s traditional fireplace and dark timber panelling with a modern floor-to-ceiling glass-encased fireplace and marble flooring with brass inlaid detailing, reception desks with a mirrored glass façade, and a staggered backdrop to the reception area which “suggests the wings of a stage”.
The Park Room lounge has been redesigned with a focus on “sharp greens, greys and cream”, and opened up through to The Library, with a promenade leading to the Park lane entrance, and clusters of seating which can be partitioned by draw curtains for private gatherings.
The hotel’s meeting spaces have also been revamped, with the ballroom featuring a carpet which “swirls through the space like grooves cut through ice”, inspired by the ice skating rink which was once in Grosvenor House.
Meanwhile the meeting rooms also have new carpets depicting “a delicate filigree of leaves”, and restrooms (described as the Ladies and Gentlemen Powder Rooms) now feature black and cream marble, and deep buttoned velvet upholstered seating
Business Traveller reviewed the hotel in early 2015, following the renovation of the property’s executive lounge and suites.