Stylish, tasteful and oozing character and charm, The Churchill Bar & Terrace, has found itself amongst the shortlist for a European Hotel Design Award.
This newly refurbished bar is situated in the luxury 5 star Hyatt Regency London Hotel – The Churchill, which itself is located within a prime location in the city, placing guests within easy reach of some of London’s most prestigious landmarks.
Bespoke London carried out the architecture and design of this project. Speaking to Premier Hospitality about the project Georgina Wood, Design Director for Bespoke London, said: “Being the Hyatt Regency London Hotel – The Churchill it is a hotel which is affiliated to the Churchill family. So the concept was to have the former Prime Minister as our inspiration, which meant keeping the name Churchill for the name of the bar too.”
Recently updated from what was once a dark wood, mahogany space, the bar has now been revamped into a modern, contemporary venue with a design that is influenced by the young Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine. The bar features an art deco design which was inspired by the idea of reflecting the 1930’s when Churchill would have been in his forties.
Taking design inspiration from the late Prime Minister’s life, the bar creates an environment that he would have wished to visit himself. Materials are reminiscent of the era with ceramics, and stainless steel incorporated, alongside a colour palette of dove grey, strong teal and vibrant yellow providing a soft, welcoming and cosy feel.
Other features, paying homage to this unique design concept, include a large bookcase displaying books from a range of genres reflecting Winston Churchill’s personal interests. A charming painting of roses hangs proudly on the grey smoky wall panels in homage to Clementine, whilst love letters exchanged between the young lovers can also be found framed and displayed on the walls of this impressive and fascinating bar.
Guests can enjoy a trademark feature of Sir Winston Churchill, with a wide range of cigars available to smoke out on the bar’s terrace. Classic Cocktails and fine wines are also available with signature cocktails including the Churchill Martini, Ale Flip and T & Tonic.
This individual and atmospheric bar can seat 46 guests in the bar area and 26 on the all-year-round heated terrace. A fitting tribute to Winston Churchill, in the form of a specially commissioned life size bronze bust, takes pride of place on the terraced area.
Commenting on the bar’s nomination at The European Hotel Design Awards 2013, Georgina Wood said: “To have this recognition is very important to us at Bespoke. We have loved working on the bar in this hotel. It allows us to show that we can turn our hands to anything regardless of whether it be a residential, commercial or hospitality project. Our client is very happy with us, as well as the creative and stylish results that we have produced.”