The Beaumont, London, UKHistorical / Hotels
dpa lighting consultants were delighted to be commissioned by The Beaumont owners to work with the design team on the refurbishment of this very important London hotel. Working closely with The Office of Thierry W Despont, the interior designers, Reardon Smith Architects and Project Managers Gardiner & Theobald, dpa developed appropriately sensitive lighting solutions to the various key public areas and new guestrooms/suites. Inspired by the great hotels of the 1920’s and in an Art Deco building located in the heart of Mayfair and the West End but secluded in a quiet garden square, the property maintains the elegance one would expect of a luxury five-star London hotel.
The architectural lighting is carefully integrated into the building fabric whilst splendid decorative fixtures reinforce the design style and character of the property. Each element is separately controlled and linked to a scene set dimming system changing throughout the day and night to provide the perfect atmosphere at all times. The decorative lighting uses appropriate LED lamps as does the architectural elements to provide an energy efficient scheme. Where practical the existing control system was used and adapted to accommodate the new requirements. The Colony Grill with its artificial roof light has the feeling of day time and then changes to a soft warm glow as night falls. The adjacent Gatsby’s Room adorned with books and dramatic art provides a wonderful space to relax or enjoy light food and drinks. The signature Le Magritte Bar & Terrace further reinforces the Art Deco language with an impressive bar and artwork.
Interior Design: The Office of Thierry W Despont
Architect: Reardon Smith Architects
M&E Consultant: Hurley Palmer Flatt Group
Project Managers: G&T (Gardiner & Theobald)
AV Consultant: LMS AV
Photography: ZAC and ZAC; Helen Cathcart