Malmaison, London Farringdon Miniview

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    Malmaison has recently re-opened their London property following a major refurbishment to the guest rooms and restaurant. The relaunch party in November had a number of celebrities in attendance and by all accounts it was an event not to be missed. I could not attend the event due to illness so it shall forever haunt me as a missed opportunity to introduce hoteldesigns to the likes of Jamelia and Freddie Flintoff, who I’m sure would have become dedicated readers should I have been there…

    The newly designed interiors of the suites and restaurant almost feel like they have been designed with the theme of “celebrity” in mind, mixed with a sort of grunge/basement/underground edge. So you’ll have Egyptian cotton sheets and an enormous Samsung flatscreen TV in the guest rooms with industrial style light fittings, exposed bulbs, feature walls with exposed brickwork (vinyl wallcovering) and wooden floors.

    It’s definitely not your average “business” hotel.

    The reception area features murals by street artist Xenz, in partnership with the Lazarides gallery, who has taken inspiration from the hotel’s surroundings to create the beautiful Asian-style tree wallcovering you can see as you enter the hotel. The striking blue really helps to lift the area from the earthy colour scheme.

    The wall behind reception was a particularly lovely feature and provides soft texture to an area dominated with hard surfaces such as the marble flooring and metal handrail.

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    Daniel Fountain / 19.12.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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