InterContinental London Park Lane unveiled a newly designed Royal Suite, which pays homage to the hotel's location on the site of 145 Piccadilly, Queen Elizabeth II’s former childhood residence. The design focuses on encapsulating signature styles from Her Majesty's early life through to the present.
Located on the 8th floor, the Mayfair position offers panoramic views of the Royal Parks and sits at the heart of a new By Appointment suite collection. Designed by The Gallery, the studio within HBA's London team, the interpretation draws inspiration from Her Majesty’s style and duties.
At the heart of the Royal Suite is a living and entertaining area, which has a hand-blown glass chandelier inspired by Her Majesty’s diamond collection. The dining area, complete with black lacquer dining table and bespoke accessories, is complemented by a seating alcove. The velvet cocoon is designed for post-dinner Champagne while soaking up the Knightsbridge skyline.
The study area has a traditional writing desk with a stylized interpretation of a white leather wingback desk chair, bespoke accessories and a collection of Taschen curated books. This overlooks Knightsbridge and Hyde Park.
The master bedroom has a flora lined satin canopy bed that honors the backdrops Cecil Beaton used in his portraits of Her Majesty and a walk in wardrobe with leather and brass trim doors inspired by the queen’s black handbag. A cream Calcutta marble ensuite ishas reclaimed antique mirrors and By Royal Appointment amenities from Penhaligon's, the London perfumers.
A collection of artwork includes limited edition signed gicle prints by Ann Carrington, who created the Royal Jubilee banner for the stern of the Royal Barge, the Spirit of Chartwell, as it made its journey up the River Thames. Other pieces include framed antique postcards, and contemporary sketches of the Queen’s millinery and corgis.
The four interconnecting rooms have been redesigned in a matching style and can be joined to create a five bedroom, five bathroom space. The hotel’s London Suite, which is a duplex apartment style offering, can also be interconnected.
This newly renovated Royal Suite, London Suite, and connecting rooms will complement a new porte-cochre, updated meeting and events floor, and revitalized Club InterContinental (completed early 2013). All will connect aesthetically with the ground floor and lobby area (completed in 2011) and the 90 redesigned London rooms that were completed in 2012.