The Connaught Bar, Connaught Hotel, London

The Connaught in London is one of the city’s ‘elder statesman’ hotels and is a favourite for many for its discreet location and very high quality service. The hotel underwent a complete refurbishment in phases in the early 2000’s and Gary Campbell, London partner at dpa was commissioned to provide lighting design services to the ground floor public areas. One of these areas is the Connaught Bar, previously the famous old ‘American Bar’. David Collins Studio was commissioned to develop a unique luxurious interior design. The interior lighting has a high degree of decorative luminaires, pendants and wall lights, and these are complemented with very discreet downlighting to provide accent. Fibre-optics are integrated into the wine display cases.

Client and Operator: Maybourne Hotel Group
Project Manager: Rainey and Best
Architect: Blair Associates Architects
Interior Designers: David Collins, India Madhavi & Sills Huniford Associates
M&E Consultant: Lehding Services Design