Royal Lancaster London eyes September reopening following Studio PROOF renovation

Upon completion, the mid-century property will reinstate its original name of “Royal Lancaster London” in time for the hotel’s 50th anniversary.

The Royal Lancaster London is scheduled to launch in September, following an £80-million renovation led by Studio Proof.  Upon completion, the mid-century property will return to its original name of “Royal Lancaster London” in time for the hotel’s 50th anniversary.

Works include a new entrance façade and reception lobby, and the redesign of all 411 guestrooms and suites in the 18-story tower, one of central London’s landmarks on the boundary of Hyde Park.

The lobby will be divided into a series of individual spaces, including a new bar. A restrained color palette will be complemented with a focus on craftsmanship, joinery and metal work, with white marble and metals such as gold, polished brass and bronze. A curved marble staircase will allow guests on the first floor to view the ground floor within this space. 

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Taking inspiration from luxury brands, Studio Proof will apply the core materials of the interior design—like the gold, polished brass and bronze metals—to the outer skin of the building. The exterior design will be based on a series of vertical strata blended with an eight meter high glazed facade.

The new guestroom design will emphasize the views over Hyde Park and will incorporate tactile fabrics, bronze and glass elements, and bespoke light fittings. In a nod to the hotel’s roots in the 1960s, the design of the new suites will also include mid-century elements, as well as the English character from that era, added with a contemporary edge.

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