RPW Design recently completed the creation of one of London’s top suites, the Capital Suite, in the award-winning luxury hotel, the InterContinental London Park Lane.
Designed to suit the needs of todays’ top executives and boasting state of the art facilities, the inspiration for the design concept in The Capital Suite was drawn from Hyde Park, the nature and history surrounding the hotel and its storied location.
The first business suite of its kind, it offers intelligent design from RPW, allowing various areas of the suite to be separated based on the guests’ needs and desires. With a full-size boardroom, luxurious private office and multiple en-suite bedrooms, this is the ultimate suite for the international business traveller.
The Capital Suite
Situated on the first floor of the hotel, RPW Design’s newly completed The Capital Suite features two private, spacious en-suite bedrooms complemented by interconnecting living spaces, which can be used for both work and leisure. In addition to the bedrooms, the boardroom and living areas can also be hired independently from the bedrooms, or the two-bedroom suite can be hired as whole, including the full complement of working, living and dining areas.
The Boardroom, which can be directly accessed through the Suite’s private corridor, is the centrepiece of The Capital Suite, and can as a result be easily interconnected with any other rooms. On the opposite side a private office and additional meeting room have been created, which can be linked to the Boardroom, hence creating a fully equipped boutique office within the Hotel. By designing this specific combination of work and living spaces, RPW Design have successfully created a versatile space that affords the highest level of privacy with multiple luxury living and working spaces.
Positioned alongside the largest of the four Royal Parks, which inspired RPW Design, The Capital Suite’s windows directly overlook the Seasons unfolding outside. Great attention was given to the selection of naturally luxurious materials, such as soft leathers, stone and walnut timbers as a basis for the colour schemes, resulting in a classic, natural and relaxing environment suggestive of Hyde Park itself.
Accompanying the use of natural materials, every detail has been individually designed to adhere to the leitmotif. Design touches contain tasteful homages to Hyde Park such as bespoke bronze handles evocative of tree branches for the cabinetry. Artwork and accessories draw on Hyde Park’s equine traditions and the historic location of the hotel. Bespoke stitching details of the Plane, the tree that populates and represents London’s Royal Parks, are incorporated into the headboard design. The green landscape of the park inspired textures, patterns and themes within the carpet designs and artworks, such as the bespoke carpet, designed and developed with Tai Ping Carpets.
Design touches include decorative bronze panels, manufactured by Decca, which frame the bed by resembling windows with climbing foliage and songbirds.
RPW Design worked alongside world renowned Art Consultant Peter Millard to resource bespoke artworks that function as intriguing windows into an artistic interpretation of the theme. An example is the resin sculpture on the bathroom mirror that evokes the Serpentine through the exploration of form, movement and materials.
With an impressive collective global experience and portfolio of projects and awards, RPW Design is renowned for its technical prowess and sensual alchemy. Each project RPW Design undertakes is memorable for its coherence and elegance. The practice offers a full range of design services from conceptualisation, planning, design development and documentation through shepherding the installation process. Whether a five-star hotel, a conversion and restoration of listed buildings, cruise ships, new build resorts or a freestanding restaurant, each project is supported with passionate pragmatism and expertise.