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Lanesborough, Hyde Park, London, Celeste Restaurant
Lanesborough, Hyde Park, London, withdrawing room view through doors
Lanesborough, Hyde Park, London, Grest hall Entrance, Trompe L'oeil and artwork detail

The Lanesborough

The Lanesborough hotel at Hyde Park corner reopened in July 2015 after an extensive 18-month renovation. London-based ReardonSmith Architects worked closely with world-renowned interior designers, Alberto Pinto agency – as well as with teams of specialist craftspeople and engineering consultants – to re-create an extraordinary hotel. Alberto Pinto’s design has endured that The Lanesborough is, once again, not just a state-of-the-art ‘home from home’ for its international clientele but also a testament to the enduring quality of British master-craftsmanship.


Interior Designer: Alberto Pinto
Lanesborough Hotel, Hyde Park Corner, London, artwork and wallpaper detail
Lanesborough, Hyde Park, London, Grest hall Entrance, Trompe L'oeil detsil, room persoective and artwork
Lanesborough, Hyde Park, London, view across stairs into grand hall
Lanesborough, Hyde Park, London, corridor detail with arch, carpets, artwork and furniture
Lanesborough Hotel, bedroom suite, view of bed through guilded mirror
Lanesborough, Hyde Park, Living room view into bedroom with furniture, artwork and stencilling
Lanesborough Hotel, view of bedroom through door
Lanesborough, Hyde Park, London, Royal Suite Study with polished plaster, gold gilding and furniture
Lanesborough, Hyde Park, London, view from royal suite study through to sitting room

For example, some 5,500 individual stencils were designed and applied to the once plain, panelled walls in the hotel’s 93 bedrooms and Library Bar. Using three hand-mixed colours, each stencil was applied to the panel, then layered with hand-painted highlights and finished with a dramatic shadow, or ‘flax’.

The hotel is illuminated by over 3 tonnes of chandeliers and wall lights, hand-blown in England and polished in Kent with more than 200 arms and 1,200 crystal parts. Some 740 LED lamps replace the original tungsten lamps throughout the hotel, helping to save in excess of 20 kilowatts of energy per hour.


Lanesborough, Hyde Park, London, library bar detail with timber panelling sofa, armchairs, lamps, artwork and artifacts
Lanesborough, Hyde Park, London, timber panneling and stencilling detail with curtain and artwork
Lanesborough, Hyde Park, London, External view with car and people

The images seen here are from an edit of the finished project. Siobhán documented the full renovation over the hotels entire period of closure. You can find the full story in Siobhán’s Documentary folder here.