Morgan at the Seat of Power in Westminster

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    Seville, Atlantic, Rotunda and Hampton from Morgan Furniture are among the stylish and original furniture collections to be found at the new 4 star InterContinental Hotel in Westminster. Noteworthy as the first InterContinental hotel to open in London for over 36 years, the launch in November 2012 followed an investment of £150m by Shiraz Boghani and family of Supreme Hotels. Just a stone’s throw from the Houses of Parliament and within earshot of the chimes of Big Ben, the hotel nestles comfortably in its historic surroundings set within Queen Anne’s Chambers, a former government building dating back to the 1800s. Behind the 19th century townhouse facade, the elegantly renovated interior provides sanctuary for business and leisure guests alike in the heart of Westminster. 256 guest rooms are spread across six floors and include 45 individually decorated suites with separate lounge and bedroom. Seville 755T easy chairs were provided by Morgan for all the guest bedrooms along with a matching footstool for added comfort; both were adapted to have a slightly raised height in order to be more visible within the room.

    Named after Emmeline Pankhurst, founder of the suffragette movement, Emmeline’s creates a genteel setting for cocktails and champagne, while the adjoining Lobby Lounge serves indulgent afternoon teas. Here, Rotunda 313 tub chairs and the higher back Rotunda 315 from Morgan provide timeless elegance upholstered in pale fabric and featuring a diamond stitch button back detail.

    The Club InterContinental Lounge provides an exclusive enclave on the 1st floor of the hotel, available to guests staying in a suite or can also be booked for private meetings. Atlantic 203au chairs with show wood detailing and fully upholstered arms were provided by Morgan as an elegant dining option along with Diva square timber tables. Grouped around the fireplace, in the soft seating area of the Lounge are more Rotunda 313 tub chairs and sofas from Morgan’s popular Hampton collection with scatter cushions to make guests feel right at home.

    Atlantic 203au chairs were also supplied as a desk chair for a number of the bedrooms. In order to fulfil the designer’s brief they were adapted to have a slightly wider and deeper seat and feature fully upholstered leather arms.

    Authentic American smoke house techniques are on hand to satisfy hungry appetites at the Blue Boar Smokehouse & Bar serving classic comfort food with a distinctly British twist. Milano 2052 chairs here from Morgan provide architectural style and generous comfort for the diners.

    Morgan worked closely throughout the project with designers RPW in order to meet exacting standards and adapt some original collections to meet bespoke requirements.

    Daniel Fountain / 21.05.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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