Now that One Aldwych has closed its doors for three months, what is the extensive refurbishment of our guest rooms and public spaces all about?
We spoke to Simon Hirst, our Managing Director to get his thoughts on the new look One Aldwych. He launched the hotel as General Manager in 1998 and returned to the hotel in 2017 to oversee the renovation.
“When the hotel first opened two decades ago, its contemporary classic design and exceptional service set the standard,” Hirst says “Of course, tastes and expectations evolve and it’s time for an update to create wonderfully comfortable, modern sophisticated rooms and suites. ”
We are fortunate to have acclaimed British designer Robert Angell (The Connaught, The Berkeley, Lime Wood Hotel, Belmond Grand Hotel St Petersburg) redesigning the guest room and suite interiors. His clever use of colour, space and textures will have the feel of an elegant residence.
“This is the most significant enhancement works since One Aldwych opened just over 20 years ago,” Hirst explains. “The latest easily-operated technology will be introduced throughout. There will be 86 rooms and 16 exceptional suites, including four new one-bedroom suites.”
As many guests know, One Aldwych’s iconic building from architects Mewès and Davis was built in 1907 for The Morning Post newspaper.
Referencing this Edwardian splendour, London’s leading interior designers for luxury hospitality Fabled Studio (Margot, Dinner By Heston Blumenthal, St Leonard's) is reinventing the public spaces.
These include the famous Lobby Bar, Indigo restaurant, Hotel Reception and private event spaces.
Guests will be reassured to hear that the cherished hotel team will be back when the hotel reopens, providing exquisite friendly service once more.
We are excited about our inspiring transformation and look forward to welcoming you this Spring.
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