The renovation of The Lanesborough, one of London’s most prestigious hotels, has been completed, completely transforming its public areas and bedrooms on all of its five floors.
The project – led by the project management team of TowerEight – began in December 2013, and opened again to guests in the summer of 2015. World class consultants on the scheme included ReardonSmith and Studio Alberto Pinto.
The famous Library Bar, its cigar lounge – the Garden Room, all of its private dining rooms have undergone extensive work. 93 bedrooms have been refurbished, of which nearly half are suites.
Adam Mursal, Director at TowerEight, said: “The project had to maintain the hotel’s world famous style, and honour its architectural heritage. Its famous location by Hyde Park, opposite the gardens of Buckingham Palace place it at the very heart of London’s landmarks. But as one of the most prestigious hotels in the world it has also to feature cutting edge technology and every luxury feature imaginable.”
The refurbishment project included new designs in all public areas, rooms. The back of house areas, as well as its Regency exterior all had to be refurbished, as well as introduce new technology such as energy efficient design.
TowerEight’s role included the project management of a team of skilled artisans using traditional techniques to preserve the luxury lineage of the hotel. This work included embroiderers, experts in decorative trimming, bronzers, lacquerers, gilders and mirror specialists.
“With each detail of the property to be re-assessed and transformed, it involved a team of more than 300 people every day to hit the required schedule. This included the restoration of each particular decoration including cornicing, fresco paintings and other ornate design elements,” explained Adam Mursal.
A skilled team of master craftsmen and artists from Locker & Riley worked with Studio Alberto Pinto on the project and they were responsible for using more than 2,000 books of gold leaf to reproduce the original Regency designs of the hotel interior.
TowerEight is an experienced, independent, project and cost management consultancy, which provides first class services to the construction and property industry. The team prides themselves on finding intelligent solutions for their clients and conduct themselves with a “total commitment to deliver as trusted partners”. With a team of over 50 based in headquarters on London’s Great Portland Street, TowerEight offers a range of services including project management, cost management, project monitoring, and acquisition support services.
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