New boutique hotel in the heart of South Kensington

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    Jestico + Whiles’ latest luxury hotel scheme has opened its doors. The practice was responsible for the architecture and interior design of the 24-key Adria Hotel in London, working alongside Urban Velvet on behalf of a private client.Situated in Queen’s Gate in the heart of South Kensington, the Adria is housed in a Grade II listed Victorian townhouse. Originally built in 1870s as two individual houses, the building – which was merged into a single building in the 1940s but which had fallen into disrepair – has been completely restored and brought back to its original beauty. The fabric of the building has been carefully considered with remnants of the original retained and others recreated.

    The interior design is inspired by the elegance of the mid-1950s, when fine tailoring and service were the epitome of luxury. The designers researched the quality of fabrics, materials and furniture of this period extensively to inform the choice of fixtures and fittings at the hotel. The 24 bedrooms and suites, as well as the public areas, feature a number of handmade, bespoke elements made either to the designers’ design, such as the screen printed wallpaper and fabrics, or in close collaboration with them, as with a number of custom made chandeliers and light fittings.

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    Daniel Fountain / 29.11.2012

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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