The Coral Room bar is to be the central focus of the final stage of a multi-million pound refurbishment of the Bloomsbury hotel in London.
Set to be completed in November, the transformation of the 153-bedroom London property, is being led by Bernie Gallagher, chair of the hotel's owner the Doyle Collection, in collaboration with Martin Brudnizki Design Studio.
As well as the creation of the new Coral Room bar, the redesign of the public spaces within the Grade II-listed building will include a new look reception area and guest lounge. The original entrance at the side of the property has also been restored, incorporating a new glazed canopy.
A colour palette of muted greens and pinks will be accented with an electric mix of furnishings, artwork and lighting, as well as heritage-inspired botanical wallpaper.
The Coral Room is located within a 2,100 sq ft double height space at the front of the hotel, originally designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. The panelled walls will be retained and given a high-gloss lacquer finish in coral.
A striking feature of the new interior will be five bespoke Murano glass chandeliers. British illustrator Luke Edward Hall has been commissioned to create 36 pieces of art inspired by the Bloomsbury area and Lutyens' architecture. The bar itself will feature a Calacatta marble top with a high-gloss moulded timber front, and the back bar will feature antique mirror and brass detailing.
The refurbishment is the final chapter of the wider restoration of the Bloomsbury, following the launch of the Dalloway Terrace and the Bloomsbury Club bar last year.
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