One Aldwych hotel in London’s Covent Garden is to undergo an “extensive refurbishment” of its rooms and public spaces, as the property celebrates its 20t anniversary this year.
British designer Robert Angell (responsible for projects at hotels including The Connaught and The Berkeley) will oversee the redesign of the rooms and suites, which will include the creation of four new one-bedroom suites.
Meanwhile London-based Fabled Studio has been appointed to reimagine the hotel’s public spaces including the entrance, reception, events space, Lobby Bar and Indigo restaurant.
The work will start in October, and the hotel will remain open until mid-January 2019, when it will close until an expected reopening in mid-March.
Commenting on the news Simon Hirst, the hotel’s original GM who has returned as managing director after four years at Raffles Hotel Singapore, said:
“When the hotel first opened its doors 20 years ago, its striking design and exemplary service levels set the standard for others to follow. It has stood the test of time beautifully but tastes and expectations have changed.
“Now is the right moment to update the hotel, to create superbly comfortable, modern sophisticated rooms and once again set the benchmark in hotel design.”
Business Traveller reviewed the hotel’s Eneko Basque Kitchen and Bar shortly after it opened in 2016.