One Aldwych, the Covent Garden hotel, is set to reopen this june following a multi-million pound refurbishment.
The Lobby Bar has been transformed along with the Indigo restaurant and now feature black and white marble inlay floor timber paneling and a new copper and verdigris colour palette in the Lobby.
The public spaces have also been overhauled with the hotel’s entrance reconfigured to give a “much more smooth and striking sense of arrival” with bronze greeter desks and a new reception. Tom Strother and Steven Saunders of Fabled Studio oversaw the design of the bar and restaurant and the spaces have now officially reopened.
Following the public areas the new guestrooms and suites are set to open next month and have been designed to be “upscale, sophisticated and designed to wear in, stand the test of time – and be timeless.”
Simon Hirst, who originally oversaw the opening of One Aldwych as general manager and is
now managing director, said: “One Aldwych has always been a destination in its own right, a place to see. The building stands as an island, three-sided, a little unusual, not joined to any other buildings, a true independent landmark in London.
“Not only is the building dynamic, but so is Covent Garden, our home, it’s changing all the time – and One Aldwych needs to reflect that: this is a natural evolution. This latest work builds on other developments, including the recent launch of Eneko Basque Kitchen and Bar and the full gym renewal.”
He added: “When we reopen, people will find the hotel with its original soul intact – but it will be more polished, more detailed – and very elegant. All the key members of staff who were here before, will be returning. We are incredibly inspired by the changes and we can’t wait to open our doors and welcome everyone back.”