It's finished. The transformation of The Stafford London by Kempinski, which began last December, is complete after more than $9 millon was poured in toward renovaton.
London-based RPW Design focused the overall renovation concept on bringing a new sense of spaciousness and arrival to the hotel. This was achieved by physically opening up the reception, lounge and restaurant areas, which each will flow into one another allowing for guests checking in to mingle with the buzz from diners in the new restaurant.
Color schemes were kept consistent throughout creating a cohesive feel; neutral backdrops of grays and creams will be accented by rich, textured fabrics, splashes of bold purples or reds, natural woods and new parquet and stone floors. Word is the feel will be reminiscent of stepping into a sophisticated townhouse.
"The changes made present an updated and yet timeless atmosphere that still showcases our English heritage at every point," said General Manager Leon Baum. "While guests will notice a change to the physical floor plan of the first floor, the colors that accent each room, and new furnishings, the character of the hotel remains intact."
Featuring an ivory and gray colour palette, rich floral fabrics, unique artwork and a custom-crafted chandelier, The Lyttelton at The Stafford was designed to evoke the feeling of dining in a friend's home. The restaurant will move away from traditional fine dining to offer a casually elegant, welcoming atmosphere.
Likewise, the redesigned Lounge has been created to complement The Lyttelton and will feature similar décor. The space will be adorned with elegant chairs and sofas positioned in front of the large fireplace. The Lounge will also serve breakfast, light lunch and afternoon tea.
Twenty-four guestrooms along with all corridors in The Stafford’s Main House also received a makeover. Guestrooms will each feature completely new bathrooms, carpets and furnishings that evoke a lighter atmosphere, but still feel decidedly English. New air conditioning, television, and entertainment systems are also being installed. Corridors will be brightened up through new wallpaper, carpet, and curtains.