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    blue and white bedroom with wooded surfaces at lost property hotel in london
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    First look: Lost Property in London’s Square Mile

    A brand-new Curio Collection by Hilton hotel, set to open its doors in spring 2022 in the City of London, reveals the very first photographs of its new design-led rooms and elegant interiors…

    blue and white bedroom with wooded surfaces at lost property hotel in london

    Lost Property St. Paul’s London, Curio Collection by Hilton, will be the first hotel under the brand in the Square Mile when it welcomes its first guests next year, following a dramatic renovation. The hotel joins almost 50 Curio Collection hotels trading or under development across Europe, and has been developed by leading property and real estate group Dominvs Group.

    Situated in the middle of London’s financial heart and the new cultural hub of Culture Mile, the 145-key hotel will offer guests a bar, restaurant and café, and is located on the doorstep of St Paul’s Cathedral on Ludgate Hill, which is set to make it a favourite of tourists and business travellers alike.

    “St Paul’s Cathedral is internationally recognised as one of London’s most treasured landmarks, and Lost Property St. Paul’s London, Curio Collection by Hilton will provide the perfect base from which to explore the capital,” said Patrick Fitzgibbon, Senior Vice President, Development, EMEA, Hilton. “Dominvs Group have been exceptional partners, and we’re pleased to be growing our central London portfolio with this elegant addition.”

    strand station london artwork on the wall at Hiltons lost property hotel

    Image credit: Curio Collection by Hilton

    The guestrooms have been designed by Rani Ahluwalia, Creative Director of Key Interior and Designs, in partnership with Ica – Hospitality, Architecture & Interiors. The lavish, sophisticated designs are spread over the hotel’s six floors and 7,660m2 floor space. Drawing on the full design breadth afforded by the Curio Collection whilst extending it in new ways, the bedrooms are modern, design-conscious, and elegant. They blend classic features with high-quality furniture and a clean, crisp finish, giving the hotel a unique personality and character, which is  emphasised with bespoke artwork inspired by London’s lost stories in history.

    “I’m delighted to finally reveal the inside of this beautiful new hotel,” said Rani Ahluwalia, Creative Director of Key Interiors and Designs. “Over the last two years, we sought to create a hotel with its own personality; an elegant, modern space combined with a sophisticated and comfortable finish. Curio Collection by Hilton is renowned for its stunning bespoke and appealing interiors, and we have found the balance that complements the historical traditional exterior of the building.”

    The hotel is accentuated with deco and mid-century design, with shots of bold colour, sculptural pieces, and tactile materials that will offer a stylish sanctuary in the heart of the City of London. The interior’s neutral walls are elegantly contrasted with the furniture’s deep blues and warm timbers, with the fittings and trim finished in a lavish English brass. The colour palette and style is carried across into the bathrooms as well as through the hotel’s communal areas, including the restaurants and lobby.

    While the interiors have been completely transformed, Dominvs Group has ensured the sensitive refurbishment of the building retains the external Grade II-listed grey stone façade, preserving the beautiful, traditional architectural heritage of the area. Only 100 metres from St Paul’s Cathedral, the hotel’s rooms facing north and east will have unrivalled views of the famous London landmark.

    Curio Collection by Hilton is a global portfolio of more than 100 hotels and resorts, each hand-picked for its distinct character, appealing to travellers seeking one-of-a-kind discoveries and an independent hotel experience.

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    Main image credit: Curio Collection by Hilton

    Pauline Brettell / 12.11.2021

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