• Royal Lancaster Hotel, London
  • Royal Lancaster Hotel, London
  • Royal Lancaster Hotel, London

Royal Lancaster Hotel

A major makeover of the building’s podium façade to protect and enhance the hotel’s commercial performance. We proposed the complete reworking of the entire envelope of the hotel podium, which contains the conference facilities and restaurants.

The works comprised clearing away 1980s glass extensions and streamlining the frontage with a new stone façade. Striking, near white, limestone was used in conjunction with large glazed panels set in mirror-finish, stainless-steel frames to create a new urban skin for the hotel. The limestone, cut from Spanish quarries specifically for this project, was finished in the UK by stone specialists to ensure an elegant façade of the highest possible quality.

The renewal also enabled the extension of the building line to the site boundary in two places, and as a result the hotel offer was expanded to include 12 new syndicate rooms, new hotel offices, and the new Island restaurant and private dining rooms. The practice has worked with the client on the feasibility of further extensions to the podium and refurbishment to bedroom accommodation tower.


  • Project name: Royal Lancaster Hotel
  • Client: Royal Lancaster Hotel
  • Location: London


  • Structural Engineer: Leonard Engineering