David Chipperfield Architects redesigns London's Cafe Royal

The doors of London's Café Royal will reopen as a contemporary, luxury hotel, marking the first phase of the property’s return to the capital. The revival of this institution will be the culmination of a four-year transformation under the direction of David Chipperfield Architects, and will see Café Royal join The Conservatorium as the second hotel of The Set.

The property offers 159 rooms and suites (including six historic suites), several dining venues, a private members club, high-tech meeting rooms and a holistic wellbeing center. The restoration of the rooms of the property by Donald Insall Associates is said to “seamlessly weave together original 1865 details with contemporary design,” while also paying“homage to the architectural heritage of the building.

The first phase of Café Royal's opening will include rooms and suites, the Ten Room, the restored Grill and Domino Rooms, The Bar and a contemporary café – all under the direction of executive chef, Andrew Turner. Quick to follow by March 2013, will be the rest of the building, welcoming the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre, and the remaining suites of historical significance.

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