ReardonSmith, Alberto Pinto renovate London’s The Lanesborough

The Lanesborough completed a renovation that returned the Georgian property to its former glory. Acting as lead design consultant and architect, ReardonSmith partnered with the Alberto Pinto agency and other specialist craft companies to renovate the property, which was converted into a hotel over 20 years ago, near Hyde Park Corner.

As part of the project, ReardonSmith prepared the workplan, and coordinated the interior design with Alberto Pinto.

In the public areas, ceilings were replaced with embellished plaster, existing stone and marble was revived, the dark mahogany was stripped back to reveal a lighter grain, and classical decoration were introduced. Two original staircases were also restored.


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Apsleys restaurant was also refitted to reflect the Georgian-inspired design, with new frieze panels added to match the plaster ceilings. At the entrance to the restaurant, bespoke wine stores were created.

All of the 94 guestrooms were refurbished, each room different in either configuration or style. The rooms have all-marble bathrooms. The Royal Suite, measuring 250 square meters (2,691 square feet), was similarly extended and refurbished.

Other additions in the property include LED lighting, and A/C. Back-of-house areas were also readjusted to add a staff dining room.

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