Interior design firm RPW Design has completed the creation The Capital Suite in the award-winning InterContinental London Park Lane. Designed to suit the needs of todays’ top executives and boasting state-of-the-art facilities, the inspiration for the design concept for the suite was drawn from the nature and history of Hyde Park, which surrounds the hotel and its storied location.
The suite itself is situated on the first floor of the hotel and features two private en-suite bedrooms complemented by interconnecting living spaces, which can be used for both work and leisure. In addition, the boardroom and living areas can also be hired independently from the bedrooms, or the 2-bedroom suite can be hired as whole, including the full complement of working, living and dining areas.
“In keeping with the hotel’s luxurious offerings, The Capital Suite at InterContinental London Park Lane accommodates the needs of today’s business executive desiring the utmost in privacy and luxury. RPW Design has designed an innovative collection of spaces which cater for business meetings as well as entertaining and relaxation without having to transverse the hotel itself,” says Ariane Steinbeck, Managing Director of RPW Design.
The Boardroom, which can be directly accessed through the Suite’s private corridor, is the centrepiece of The Capital Suite, and can as a result be easily interconnected with any other rooms. On the opposite side a private office and additional meeting room have been created, which can be linked to the Boardroom, hence creating a fully equipped boutique office within the Hotel. By designing this specific combination of work and living spaces, RPW Design have successfully created a versatile space that affords the highest level of privacy with multiple luxury living and working spaces.
Overlooking Hyde Park, great attention was given to the selection of naturally luxurious materials, such as soft leathers, stone and walnut timbers as a basis for the colour schemes, resulting in a classic, natural and relaxing environment suggestive of the park itself.
Accompanying the use of natural materials, every detail has been individually designed to adhere to the leitmotif. Design touches contain tasteful homages to London’s greenery such as bespoke bronze handles evocative of tree branches for the cabinetry. Artwork and accessories draw on Hyde Park’s equine traditions and the historic location of the hotel. Bespoke stitching details of the Plane, the tree that populates and represents London’s Royal Parks, are incorporated into the headboard design. The green landscape of the park inspired textures, patterns and themes within the carpet designs and artworks, such as the bespoke carpet, designed and developed with Tai Ping Carpets.
Design touches include decorative bronze panels, manufactured by Decca, which frame the bed by resembling windows with climbing foliage and songbirds.
RPW Design worked alongside world renowned Art Consultant Peter Millard to resource bespoke artworks that function as intriguing windows into an artistic interpretation of the theme. An example is the resin sculpture on the bathroom mirror that evokes the Serpentine through the exploration of form, movement and materials.
In addition to the Captial Suite, RPW Design will also be redesigning the guestrooms at the hotel.