It’s your first impression of any building, as you walk into the lobby, which, arguably makes it one of the most important areas in a hotel’s design. A great hotel lobby needs to be inviting to guests, it requires a sense of relaxation and a high level of functionality. With these features in mind, the team at Mr. Highline have been discussing some of our all-time favourite hotel lobbies and what made us fall in love with them.
Here are our top five!
White City House, Television Centre, White City W12 7FR
The Soho House & Co’s White City House property is a private members club in an inspiring location for those in the creative industries.
Why do we love this lobby? The interiors are decorated with contemporary designs throughout, the ambience is dark but well-lit, vibrant and with an art-deco vibe. The perfect place to get your creative juices flowing.
Kimpton Fitzroy, WC1B 5BE
The impressive Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel in Russell Square with its ornate design, created by the architect Charles Fitzroy Doll, is a photographer’s dream.
Why do we love this lobby? The hotel’s splendid design does not end with its exterior. Step inside and you will feel as if you have been transported to another land, where luxuriant marble and atmospheric lighting all add to the Kimpton Fitzroy’s charm.
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London, NW1 2AR
A hotel that is considered to be one of the most historic hotels in Britain, the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London, with its grand entrance, makes for a jaw-dropping experience.
Why do we love this lobby? The clever use of space is what makes the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel’s lobby so spectacular. An exquisite example of Neo-Gothic architecture, it wouldn’t be difficult to lose your way. However, with its extensive reception and cleverly arranged seating areas, it is transformed into an open space, ideal for casual meetings, creating a vibrant and dynamic space.
The Connaught Hotel, W1K 2AL
A familiar face in Mayfair since the early 19th century, The Connaught Hotel is the perfect example of traditional design and contemporary hospitality.
Why do we love this lobby? This inviting space is how we would imagine any luxury hotel lobby to look. Its wood panelling and lavish interiors create a warming atmosphere making it welcoming for guests.
The Ned, EC2R 8AJ
Once a disused Midland Bank, this Grade I listed building has been transformed into the glamorous hotel it is today.
Why do we love this lobby? With flourishes of 1920s design, it is wonderful to see so many of the buildings original features lovingly restored. The Ned’s lobby is one that is inviting, drawing you in to discover the iconic Chairman’s Lift, impressive Vault Door and much more.
From grand to boutique, classical to contemporary, we hope these five lobbies that we consider to be the finest, show the variety and some of the very best hotels London has to offer.
At Mr. Highline, we are a creative agency, working with top hotels around the world, who strive to create unique experiences for their guests, whilst complimenting their unique selling points, including architecture, history, design and interiors. If you would like to discuss the services we offer, get in touch with a member of our team here.
The Kimpton Fitzroy’s lobby. Photo Credits: Tom Mannion