Following a nine-month refurbishment, St James’ Court in Westminster, operated by Taj hotels, has officially launched its newly renovated guestrooms at the Almoners Townhouse, as part of a multi-million pound refurbishment carried out by County Contractors Hotel Division.
In accordance with the hotel’s commitment to ‘reinventing tradition’, the renovation complements the “English Classics, Reinvented” series, which gives literary classics a new lease of life as Taj partners with contemporary British artists to create a selection of limited edition covers for the UK’s best loved tales.
The award-winning hospitality and residential architects and interior designers, Dexter Moren Associates, alongside interior design consultant Sue Freeman, are carrying out the entirety of the project, working to create an equilibrium between the historic design features and a fresh contemporary finish.
Embodying the magnetism of the unique location, the new premium guestrooms have been infused with the modern influence of present-day London, yet maintaining comfort and convenience rooted in the hotel’s legacy, providing guests with a welcoming retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The guestrooms located in Almoners townhouse, boast the perfect blend of heritage and contemporaneity; Taj’s historic design features marry with a bold, contemporary finish, reminiscent of a modern townhouse. The use of pale hues accentuates the abundance of natural light, giving the new rooms and suites a bright and airy feel that ultimately creates a light and welcoming environment.
The areas boast ample space and a variety of earthy and soothing colour pallets which draw inspiration from the surrounding meandering cityscape, evident in the decorative bespoke maps that are suspended throughout.
Neutral tones and cleverly-crafted light installations provide the entrance lobby and hall with a sophisticated appeal, resembling an archetypal arcade. Showcasing simple paneling, elegant edges and steady trimmings, these rooms are quintessential gateways to the luxurious offerings synonymous with St. James’ Court.
“Since opening its doors in 1902, St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel has symbolised union between Taj’s Indian heritage and timeless British pedigree,” comments the UK Area Director and General Manager, Digvijay Singh. “Hosting more than a 100,000 travellers every year, the renovation marks an exciting new era for the hotel by boosting its offerings to serve the ever evolving needs of the modern traveller”.
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