Corinthia London, Garden and London Suites, UK


The Corinthia London has been focused on maintaining their reputation as one of London’s finest hotels in 2018, having recently refurbished a series of their largest suites.  dpa were invited to work alongside GA Design to transform the interiors of the existing suites, to create luxurious new spaces with a sophisticated residential character. The London Suites have been formed by two smaller suites to create a new entrance hall as well as new living and dining rooms, whilst maintaining the existing generous bedroom and bathroom spaces.  The Garden Suites exploited their existing volumes, with a split living/dining room from the bedroom.

In keeping with the residential concept, low level decorative lighting elements can be found throughout to provide a sense of comfort and warmth at each area of guest interaction.  Simple warm white coffer lighting compliments the excellent daylight received into both suite types throughout the day.  This is then reduced at night time, when the decorative lighting becomes more prominent.  Integrated lighting to shelves and picture lights throughout emphasise the art and accessories, which provide the playful colour within each room.

The existing lighting control arrangements were retained to ensure familiarity for returning guests.  With two pre-set scenes in each space as well as toggle features and engraved buttons, the lighting controls are also intuitive for new guests to the hotel.  Careful coordination and testing of new LED light sources was needed with the existing equipment to ensure smooth dimming to low light levels could be achieved.

Since completion, the new London and Garden Suites have been very well received by guests and provide a further asset to the hotel.

Client: Corinthia London
Interior Design: GA Design
Photography: Courtesy of Corinthia London