The Waldorf Hotel
The Waldorf Hotel is a grand Edwardian Grade II listed building and an established feature in the architectural heritage and character of Aldwych. As architect and interior designer, our contemporary design set out to restore and enhance The Waldorf Hotel’s historic splendor.
Our brief involved the refurbishment and replanning of the public areas, restaurants, bars and back of house areas, which was challenging due to the hotel remaining operational throughout the works.
Our design included the sensitive restoration of the listed Grand Palm Court. Considered to be an important historic example of the Edwardian era, English Heritage required numerous investigations, paint analysis and archive research to ensure that we could fully restore the room to its former splendour. This magnificent space is the centrepiece of the hotel; featuring a marble terrace and glass roof, which was made famous by the afternoon tea dances held there to this day.
The installation of a clear glass façade drastically improved The Waldorf Hotel's street presence, activating the public realm whilst providing a much-needed view into the hotel. The enhanced frontage has enormously improved the iconic destination's outlook and street prominence, resulting in a much-increased footfall in the hotel.
Client: Royal Bank of Scotland | Services: Architecture; Interior Design | Size: Public areas only