Mayfair-based private members’ club the Arts Club is launching a boutique hotel, with interiors designed by Sagrada.
The consultancy was initially brought in to work with the arts club in 2010. It says it took over the interiors refurbishment from Stiff + Trevillion, which was initially appointed but later dropped from the job.
The hotel, due to open at the end of this year, will be housed at the Arts Club’s Dover Street site, comprising 16 rooms formerly used as office space on the venue’s second, third and fourth floors.
According to the Arts Club, the design will be ‘elegant and glamourous’, evoking the style of early 20th century Europe.
David D’Almada, Sagrada director, says, ‘The hotel will be an extension of the style and value the current Arts Club has. We’re going right to the top – it’ll be very glamourous, individual and stylish. We’re not doing cookie cutter or generic.’
Alongside displaying art, an ‘important factor’ in the interiors, according to D’Almada, furnishings in the suites will include pieces by Jacques Adnet, Gio Ponti, Finn Juhl, Piero Fornasetti and Hans Wegner.
The suites range in size up ‘to around 100m²’ at their largest, according to The Arts Club.
Features will include embossed leather headboards, églomisé mirror panels and hand-tufted rugs; while the ceilings will ‘contain mirror elements with stretched fabric’ says the Arts Club.
Walnut doors and marble will be used for the bathrooms.
Alice Chadwyck-Healey, executive director at the Arts Club, says, ‘Many of the Arts Club members have asked us to expand our offering so we expect plenty of demand to stay.
‘We believe that the new hotel will attract a very international guest, who wishes to relax in a high-quality, glamorous and discreet suite in central London’.