The London Look
When first crossing the threshold of the newly redesigned Four Seasons London at Park Lane, one is struck by the bold red and black interiors punctuated by bursts of gold. Created by Pierre-Yves Rochon, whose hotel and restaurant projects span the globe, the “clubby contemporary” is everything a modern hotel strives to be: quietly glamorous, chic and unique.
According to Rochon: “The guest rooms were inspired by the staterooms on luxury passenger ships. The architectural finishes use lacquered walnut wood with accents of polished chrome. There’s a modern take on traditional wingback chairs and plaid upholstery.”
Fireplaces and black and white photographs of architectural landmarks add to the whimsical appeal, while accessories like a three-tiered crystal chandelier dangling above a pink piano and a bronze horse sculpture lend the hotel a decidedly theatrical edge.
When guests arrive, they’ll know immediately that they’ve arrived at a place of singularity of character, yet from foyer to guest suite, the look is decidedly British.