Eric Parry Architects was appointed as lead consultants for this extensive refurbishment designed to provide guests with the level of service the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is internationally renowned for. Built in 1888 and converted into a hotel early this century, the refurbishment respects the quality of the Victorian fabric whilst providing the highest standards of international hotel accommodation and service. The last phase was completed in 2000 with the opening of the Spa at the Mandarin Oriental, also designed by Eric Parry Architects.
The Spa is embedded at the lowest levels of the existing ten-storey building and is set between the massive brick walls that are the structure for the northeast quadrant of the hotel. The plan is dictated by the footprint of the ballroom, immediately above, overlooking Hyde Park. In contrast, the Spa below is a place for solitude and contemplation. A strong material character reflected this deeply resonant sense of recuperation. To our brief, Stephen Cox was commissioned to make site specific sculpture; the Azumis to design furniture with Luke Hughes & Co, and Isometrix to design the lighting.
Best Leisure Design at the FX International Interior Design Awards 2001
Natural Stone Awards, Commended Interiors 2003
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