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LIGHTING WATCH: Berkley Collection from Christopher Hyde

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LIGHTING WATCH: Berkley Collection from Christopher Hyde

Christopher Hyde Lighting beautiful Berkeley table lamp was recently supplied in the lobby area of a luxury hotel in Moscow…

The stunning and imposing table lamp allows the interior designer to put the finishing touches into their own five-star project. The design of the Berkeley collection features delicate cast brass details. Available in many different finishes from the ever popular french gold and antique silver to polished rose gold and soft bronze. Complimented by Christopher Hyde’s hand crafted silk lampshades the Berkeley table lamp is sure to brighten up any lobby.

The Berkeley range is on display at the company’s showroom at the Design Centre in Chelsea Harbour, London.

Christopher Hyde’s new catalogue is released soon and is available to order.

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London’s first hotel unveils new lobby design by Olga Polizzi

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London’s first hotel unveils new lobby design by Olga Polizzi

Brown’s, a Rocco Forte Hotel, has unveiled the new British springtime-inspired floral front lobby, which has been designed by Olga Polizzi…

Since opening in 1837, Brown’s, which is London’s first hotel, has always been at the forefront of design and, in this latest unveiling, Olga Polizzi, Director of Design for Rocco Forte Hotels pays homage to Brown’s British heritage and illustrious legacy through the exquisite décor and ornately crafted patterns of its new reception area.

The piece de resistance of the new front hall is the hand painted wallpaper featuring whimsical wisteria, created exclusively for Brown’s by renowned British Interior Designer and Artist, Adam Ellis.

Olga Polizzi, the creative mind behind the design process commented: “I wanted to convey the quintessential English garden feel in a fun and playful way. The oversized wisteria, the bright colours and strong patterns are an ode to spring in the United Kingdom and make the front hall interesting and joyful.”

The harmonious palette of blue and mint green hues combine to create a residential-style space where guests are welcomed to their home-away-from-home. The new front hall also features a signature belvedere glass roof that brings an abundance of natural daylight into the centre of the space.

“The new Belvedere glass roof has flooded the reception with light and added a sudden skyward view,” said Polizzi. “The concierge team also now have their own reserved area where they can attend to guests in private.”

Stuart Johnson, Managing Director of Brown’s Hotel, said of the new design: “Olga Polizzi has triumphed once again in completing the final piece of the jigsaw and remodelling the entire ground floor, with an opulent space and feeling of a walk through an English country garden.”

The new front hall follows a larger restoration of Brown’s. The signature Donovan Bar exudes luxury with rich green velvety tones and the restaurant Beck at Brown’s boasts playful foliage patterns. Both spaces were renovated in 2018, and collectively furnish a stunning new look for the entire ground floor.

The front hall celebrates a fresh new approach to welcoming guests whilst continuing Brown’s legacy of being London’s original luxury hotel for more than 180 years.

Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam unveils stylish new interiors

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Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts’ flagship Amsterdam hotel has re-launched fresh interior design…

Following the announcement of the Independent Hotel Show marking its debut in Amsterdam next year, the vibrant city continues to prove its place as an international design hub as it witnesses the unveiling of Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts’ flagship Amsterdam property.

The upscale contemporary brand Park Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, which has over 40 hotels in worldwide city-centre locations, has unveiled  the re-launched flagship Amsterdam hotel, Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam, after a multi-million-euro investment. The 298-room hotel, located in the heart of the city, officially revealed its new stylish, contemporary look.

The interior design of Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam, led by Digital Space Designs, has been transformed to create a refreshed and sophisticated feel across the entire property, whilst respecting and retaining the historic architecture and long-standing charm the iconic listed building is known for. The guestrooms feature state-of-the-art technology, contemporary lighting incorporated in the headboards and large, luxurious bathrooms. In addition, all guestrooms have been furnished with Egyptian cotton bed linen and Elemis toiletries.

Image credit: Matthew Shaw.

“We are delighted to announce the official launch of our refurbished hotel and can’t wait for guests to enjoy the elegance and sophistication,” Lennart Maas, Hotel Manager at Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam comments. “Close to many of the attractions that Amsterdam is known for, and within walking distance of Central Station, it’s a very exciting time for us and we are thrilled to play a part in welcoming visitors to our wonderful city.”

“Since first opening its doors in 1890, the distinguished hotel has played host to famous guests including Louis Armstrong and Mata Hari.”

Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam’s public spaces have also been restyled, including its nine meeting rooms, which offer a sophisticated location for professional occasions and hold up to 130 people. In addition, a Brasserie and VIC’s BAR will join the hotel’s swimming pool, sauna and fitness suite as an ideal location for unwinding after a day exploring the city.

Since first opening its doors in 1890, the distinguished hotel has played host to famous guests including Louis Armstrong and Mata Hari, alongside glamourous international fashion shows by designers Pierre Balmain, Christian Dior, Elsa Schiaparelli, Nina Ricci, Rochas and Pierre Cardin. Looking to the future, the hotel will continue to welcome a close link with the fashion and creative industries.

Conveniently located in the centre of the city’s buzzing shopping district and a two-minute walk from Centraal Station, Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam makes a fantastic destination for short breaks. With many key museums and attractions also nearby, the hotel provides the perfect base for exploring enchanting Amsterdam as it continues to hold its position as one of Europe’s major design hub.

Main image credit: Matthew Shaw

The hotel's entrance from the street

Hotel Café Royal opens new lobby designed by Piero Lissoni

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Just metres from London’s Piccadilly Circus, Hotel Café Royal unveils its new lobby…

London’s five-star Hotel Café Royal has unveiled its new lobby and guest arrival experience. Designed and overseen by the world-renowned architect and interior designer Piero Lissoni and created with a total investment of almost £5m, the large new lobby delivers an outstanding and glamorous entrance to the hotel. Inspired by the lobbies of the world’s Palace hotels, the new reception area at Hotel Café Royal is double height and one of the largest in London. With the new restaurant above, also designed by Lissoni, this new grand space fully completes the offering at the hotel, now open for five years.

“I wanted to respect and convey the true ‘feeling’ of London by combining the contemporary life and taste of the city’s inhabitants with its inheritant elegance and tradition, explains Lissoni. “On working with The Set hotels in the collaborative efforts to create and complete the project he stated “on this project the word ‘impossible’ was forbidden to use”.

Having worked with Lissoni frequently in the past, most notably on the spectactular transformation of a Dutch heritage building into the renowned Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam, Georgi Akirov, Chairman of The Set says of this project: “Loved by London residents and international guests alike, Hotel Café Royal enjoys an unrivalled setting and an exceptional address as the living room of London and with this new lobby and restaurant they will now have another grand space in which to convene, converse and celebrate.”

Large chandelier takes centre stage in the hotel's lobby

Lissoni’s previous global projects are varied and extend to yachts, residential properties and luxury hotels including the Conservatorium in Amsterdam, also owned by The Set hotels. In addition to his architectural work, Lissoni is also lauded for his extensive work in furniture design, having worked for companies such as  Boffi, Cassina, B&B Italia and Flos. Working closely with the hotel team, Lissoni has transformed the main entrance to the hotel on Air Street.  The transformation of this historical space, part of the original Café Royal built in 1926 is a sensitive yet striking one, a hallmark of Lissoni’s work.

The minimalist yet opulent lobby is characterised by a sense of space and contemporary glamour that marries the building’s guilded past with its patrons’ contemporary lifestyles. As visitors arrive through the double height revolving door they are first greeted by a view of the bespoke Murano glass chandelier that dominates the room.

Designed by a fabled Italian firm Vistosi, the chandelier weighs over 350 kilograms and is situated above a table at the centre of the room designed by Lissoni himself displaying flowers by Hotel Café Royal’s in-house florist Jamie Aston. The back of the room holds the reception and guest relations desks flanked on each side by large bookshelves containing a library of books produced and curated by Maison Assouline.

To complete the lobby, waiting areas with furniture pieces designed by Paolo Castelli and by legendary Italian makers Poltrona Frau, Cassina and Living Divani are available to guests and visitors alike. Of the lighting in the room, Lissoni described the effect he wanted to achieve as ‘sexy and sensual, the poetic contrast against the darkness’ of the traditionally listed room. Manufacterers used to light the space include Architectural FX (using their sustainable LED system), Atrium Flos and John Cullen.

Above the new lobby space, Lissoni’s work continues into the 110 cover restaurant. A personal passion for food and kitchen design has led the architect to work with a number of chefs and now the internationally-renowned Laurent Tourondel who will shortly open the new restaurant at Hotel Café Royal.