Morgans Hotel Group is redefining its London hotels, Sanderson and St Martins Lane, with guestroom redesigns. The new look by Tim Andreas of Los Angeles–based Banjo Ad pays homage to the original ethos of both hotels.
For a feeling of residential comfort, Sanderson’s rooms will include pieces like built-in banquettes, tailor-made furniture additions, and hand painted designs by artist David Hargrove. Thoughtful touches complement each room, such as light fixtures that create an illusion of a full moon against the blackout shades.
The rooms will be modern, though also paying tribute to the baroque era. Inspired by decorative motifs from the 17th century, the design includes plaster trophy designs, wood oak carvings and hand-blocked scenic wallpaper to echo an English manor house.
The 204-room St Martins Lane is set in London’s theater district and now has a more minimalistic look. The floor-to-ceiling windows provide a backdrop for simple furnishings, while linen drapery, polished aluminum, teardrop lighting fixtures, and leopard print carpets soften the space. An updated interactive light feature allows guests to select from a spectrum of colors with a custom-designed dial.