Design and Consultancy/ The Kensington Hotel

Kensington Hotel
Kensington Hotel
Kensington Hotel

Following a twenty-million pound renovation, The Kensington Hotel officially opened its doors after a nine-month refurbishment programme. The new incarnation is a stylish pied-á-terre offering 150 rooms and suites in South Kensington, one of London’s most exclusive enclaves.

Having already refurbished The Bristol Hotel and The Marylebone Hotel, this is the third and yet the finest, that Revival has refurbished for the ’Doyle Collection’ of hotels. Located on the corner of Queen’s Gate and Old Brompton Road, The Kensington Hotel is an amalgamation of four grand Victorian townhouses. The design team, led by designer, Dennis Looby, has followed a brief which was as much about restoration as it was about renovation. The buildings’ original ceiling heights and volumes have been brought back to life, as have the period mouldings and details.

The Luxury and Executive bedrooms are graced with Cornices from the ‘Art of Revival’ brochure. The Public areas have mouldings that provide huge statements. Bespoke wall paneling cast from fibreglass moulds and columns adjacent to sunken panels edged with staff beads. New bespoke Cornices with large plain centre pieces were installed to the Restaurant with refurbishment of the existing mouldings to the Feature Staircase to complete the fantastic spectacle.

The Kensington Hotel, London
Architect: Cunningham McLean
Main Contractor: ISG Retail & Leisure