Hirsch Bedner Associates and GA Design have completed a multimillion dollar, full-scale renovation on the JW Marriott Grosvenor House London. The refresh transformed the hotel’s guestrooms and public spaces to balance the modern with the property’s heritage.
The hotel is the former home of the Duke of Gloucester designed by architects L. Rome Guthrie and Sir Edwin Lutyens and originally opened its doors in 1929. The new design takes stock of that history while adding modern décor. On the ground floor, butterfly wall art and custom carpets complement a soft palette of neutrals with accent colors that echo the changing seasons. The original lobby fireplace has floor-to-ceiling glass that connects the lobby entrance and F&B outlet the Park Room.
In guestrooms and corridors, a foliage pattern winds through the hallways while rooms pay homage to autumn in Hyde Park with golden leaves layered over the soft gray carpet to create depth and add warmth. Large pieces of commissioned artwork, including sculptural ceramics and framed imagery, help to tell the story of the interconnectedness of travel between London, New York and Paris in the early years of the 20th century.
Design work was also completed at the hotel’s eateries, including Park Room with its floor-to-ceiling glass windows, fringed chairs and floral decorations. The JW Steakhouse includes a private dining room, while adjacent to that is the Bourbon Bar. Rounding out the F&B choices are the Red Bar, Corrigan’s Mayfair and recent addition Ruya London.
Photo: Courtesy of Marriott International