Leaflike grounds Sofitel London Heathrow with nature

Leaflike was invited to provide the biophilic design throughout The Sofitel Heathrow, the narrative of which involved a minimalistic style and sophisticated approach for the prestigious airport hotel…

Leaflike biophilic planting of indoor plants at Sofitel Heathrow

The Sofitel Heathrow, a hotel with direct access to Terminal 5, comes with health spa, 24-hour gym, and of course, panoramic views of the airport. Leaflike were given the task of introducing green planting to soften the edges of a minimalist and sophisticated hotel design. The project included exterior trough planting and floor standing displays with slate topping, a selection of designer interior floor standing planting displays throughout, including  Vivre Restaurant, Zen garden and Tea Salon, plus large feature floor standing displays in the Tea Salon and the meeting and events space. The plants selected by Leaflike included several tall statement pieces,  introducing softening notes of nature in unexpected corners.

“It’s always good working with new venues, seeing their vision turn to reality with designer live planting,” said Kenzi Abernethie, Design Associate, Leaflike. “I love putting the proposals together to include all the details required for the customer. The visuals created are a great way for the customer to see how their venue can be transformed with the addition of biophilic design.”

The zen biophilic narrative continues throughout the guest space right through to the bathrooms. In the public areas glimpses of greenery are framed by the glass staircase, the dramatic entrance and the link bridge, with even the ballroom roof having a dedicated large feature floor standing display. In addition to the live planting, Leaflike has included Everleaf preserved plant displays feature within the Theme Bar Lounge and the Spa lobby. A selection of orchids in bowls and floral table centre displays in vases add the finishing touches to the delicate interior design of the Tea Salon, Fine Dining, Club Milestone and reception desk.

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