THE STAFFORD LONDON APPOINTS CHAMPALIMAUD DESIGN FOR LANDMARK RENOVATION
The Stafford London has appointed New York-based interior-design company, Champalimaud Design, to oversee the renovation of the property’s historic Carriage House Suites, which will include a transformation of the current split-level Guv’nor’s Suite into a stylish newly enhanced space, measuring 151square metres in total. The 13-room renovation is expected to be completed in spring 2017.
The award-winning design team, led by internationally renowned designer, Alexandra Champalimaud, has envisioned an eclectic take on the hotel’s British heritage with designs that offer a contemporary twist on traditional English furnishings. The upcoming changes promise to impart an understated opulence to the Carriage House that befits the building’s status as a Grade II listed property. In keeping with its equestrian past, the ground floor rooms and suites will retain their stable doors.
Champalimaud will also be creating a two bedroom, multi-level townhouse suite that is bookable as a one bedroom junior suite, a 2 story suite (with dining area) or as the full 3-level townhouse. This private retreat in the middle of London will have its own design scheme and will offer all the amenities of home.
Stuart Procter, General Manager of The Stafford London, said: “This is a landmark renovation project for The Stafford and we are excited to be working with Champalimaud, to upgrade the look and feel of our historic carriage house accommodation. The designs that Alexandra and her team have proposed, are a timeless mix of modern British quirkiness and classic English style augmented with a colourful twist, as befits our hotel.”
Champalimaud Design’s proposed mood board for landmark renovation of the Carriage House Suites “The Stafford is the epitome of traditional British luxury steeped in history and character, and we wanted our designs to embody that. Their guests return to the property time and time again because they think of the hotel as their own private residence in the heart of London, so we are trying to keep that residential feel and embody the hotel’s history,” said Alexandra Champalimaud, who is the main driving force behind the vision of the renovation.