The Parrot has opened as a cocktail bar and live music venue within The Waldorf Hilton, London. Developed in collaboration with actor, DJ and producer Idris Elba and identical twin brothers Lee and Nicky Caulfield, the 60-seat bar can also host events.
Designers Anna Wudkowska and Marika Mierzejewska, also known as Flavour of Pink, were involved in designing the project, their first commercial endeavor.
Designwise, the space was inspired by the history of the building, and particularly the exoticism of its Palm Court. The Waldorf was built in 1908, and with the opening of The Parrot, the Yamaha London Stage will again bring the sounds of the West End to The Waldorf, as it will be the venue for the performances of the house band and other performers.
The bar’s namesake is alluded to in the interiors, from walls lined with hand-painted palm wallpaper to foliage and greenery planted throughout the space. The turquoise and blue velvet seating alongside metallic and rattan detailing draw on the history of the hotel. The bar front itself is decorated in teal fish-scale tiles beneath exposed Edison filament bulbs, conjuring the feel of a speakeasy.
In an exclusive partnership with Aston Martin, The Parrot also will be the first bar in London to offer its own chauffeur-driven car. The car will be branded with The Parrot logo.
Guy Hilton is the GM of The Waldorf Hilton.
Photo credit: Anna Wudkowska