Marriott Regents Park
Work continues to be carried out on guest rooms at the London Marriott Hotel Regents Park ahead of a September 2017 completion. As part of a wider scheme aimed at improving the overall offering of the hotel, the rooms have been redesigned by Anita Rosato Interior Design to move away from corporate colours and take inspiration from the local area.
The hotel’s lobby, executive lounge, restaurant and meeting and events spaces have all been reinvented in the past 12 months. Spread across seven floors, the hotel originally opened in 1973 and was last updated seven years ago with a revamp that was very much in line with the Marriott brand.
Work overhauling the guest rooms is currently taking place approximately 50 rooms at a time. When all 304 are completed, it will mark the final piece in the jigsaw for the hotel’s bold renovation. It will also mark a significant step for Anita Rosato Interior Design who currently work across the Marriott brand as concept designers on similar refurbishments around the UK.
Speaking to Premier Hospitality, Anita Rosato outlined the inspiration behind the redesign and what guests can expect going forward:
“Marriott Regents Park is one of the first hard refurbishments we have carried out for the Brand. Part of the new Marriott ethos is that designs are subtly reflective of their location. With Marriott Regents Park, the clue is in the name along with the accompanying zoo. When you enter a room there are both subtle and obvious references.
“Earthy tones are offset against the park orientated Jean-Paul Gaultier fabric featured on the layered Headboard. The rest of the room scheme springs from here. The Elephant sculpture came along, at a later date, encouraged by the owners, to embrace further references to the park and the zoo.
“Most importantly we wanted to create a room that was modern and intuitive to use. All the case goods are bespoke and have been through a long and detailed design process. The new Marriott directives ensure that designs are purposeful and functional. The rooms were a departure from many of the norms of hotel room design. The formality of the desk was omitted as was the traditional approach to bulky case goods; Rooms became more pared back and considered.”
A great deal of thought has been paid to engage the hotel guest as well as to ensure the room is accessible and functional. Open draws are used to help guests avoid leaving things behind while a luggage bench doubles up as a place to sit and get ready.
One of the most important aspects of the project for Anita was to ensure that items in rooms were genuine. The chairs and tables, for example, are from Danish suppliers Naver, Gubi and Softline; design-led pieces that Anita and her team were able to secure at the right price.
Looking ahead to the conclusion of work on site, Anita concluded:
“This project has been very important to us. It has presented huge challenges along the way, and we are hoping to put the work forward for the awards. It has been a long time in the making and I think we’ve brought new ideas into the market. I hope the effort that has been put in shows because we’re very proud of what we’ve done.”
Marriott International is the world’s largest hotel company with more than 5,700 properties in 110+ countries and territories. The company’s 30 leading brands include Le Meridien, Renaissance Hotels and Sheraton.
Backed by more than 30 years’ experience, Dimension is a fit out specialist delivering schemes within the construction industry. Dimension works on an array of projects, from car retail to offices, but has a special focus on hospitality projects including bar, restaurants, hotels and banqueting facility schemes.
Over the past three decades, Dimension has built up an excellent reputation for its high quality workmanship, as well as its ability to deliver within tight timescales and budgets. As a result, the company has developed an enviable portfolio which boasts many repeat clients.
Key clients include Carluccios, Hilton Hotels, Marriott, Manorview Hotels, Thai Leisure Group & the Di’Maggios Group, amongst others. Most recently, Dimension has been involved with London Marriott Hotel Regents Park.
Martin McColl, Dimension, said:
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“Many of our clients and their project teams with whom we work enjoy visiting to see their items in manufacture and they are able to get a glimpse of a mix of traditional skills and modern methods blending to give an end product to be proud of.”
“We have built a strong leadership and management team and are always responsive to our clients’ changing needs – just one of the reasons we enjoy a high level of repeat business.
“We are always on the lookout for projects to tackle and if you have one, or a number of them, please speak to us about what we are able to offer.”