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The Stafford London celebrates quintessential British style with opulent new Park Suite design

Rosendale Design, hailed as the “new kids on the block” when it comes to luxury hospitality design, have taken the wraps off their latest project, the Stafford Hotel’s Park Suite and 17 new guest rooms which hark back to the rich history of the property.

The design house previously redesigned both the hotel’s main restaurant The Game Bird and The American Bar.

Situated adjacent to Green Park, in St. James, London, the five star Stafford London boasts 69 rooms in its main house, a renowned restaurant, a destination bar and a storied history. Once a base and refuge for both American and Canadian soldiers, the hotel has been a favoured haunt for North American and International travellers wanting to experience a quintessential British experience. 

For the Park Suite, Rosendale Design have transformed what was once two small rooms above one another, into a grand maisonette with a scenic terrace and views over Parliament and the London Eye. 

For the Park Suite, Rosendale Design have transformed what was once two small rooms above one another, into a grand maisonette…

A green palette and imbues the space with a sense of luxury

The Park Suite is adorned with British made wallpaper and fabrics. The sitting room offers custom-made Chinoiserie wallpaper from Fromental, with curtains and chair fabrics by Morris & Co, in a green palette and imbues the space with a sense of luxury.

Specialist British craftsmen were used to create the bespoke furniture, including the burr walnut tabletops.

Another key feature in the space is the Calcutta marble fireplace which is flanked by two exits both leading to the terrace. Guests entering the sitting room are greeted by a view of the exterior skyline with the fireplace in the middle. The Calcutta marble is also used to frame the sitting room by means of a heightened skirting further providing the space with refined finishes befitting its suite status. 

British craftsmen were used to create the bespoke furniture

Lighting is also a key feature for this space with LED concealed within the picture rail and encompassing the perimeter of the space lighting the ceiling. The signature central pendant, another British made piece is an impressive central object made of brass and glass rods employed to diffuse the light and provide an  ambient light effect. 

The 17 guest rooms on the 4th and 5th floor also have a British aesthetic, with three neutral colour palettes; pale blue, green and red complemented with rich mahogany furnishings, floral curtains and furniture fabrics, and carpets. 

Inspired by the hotel’s central London location, each guestroom enjoys unique artwork, specially selected paintings of various viewpoints around central London, and limited-edition greenery sketches. Signature features include custom fabric headboards and upholstered chairs reminiscent of the antique furniture found throughout the hotel. 

Each guestroom enjoys unique artwork

The palette of the ensuite bathrooms combines light honey onyx and dark Emperador marble on the walls and floor, with polished nickel finishes. Varying cuts of marble, soaking tubs and other luxury accents add inviting character. 

The studio isn’t done yet. Next on their agenda is The Cellar. Much like the American Bar, the Cellar will retain existing wine cages, but adopt a lighting design to enhance the hotel’s enviable wine collection. Deeper in the vault, which was used as an air raid bunker back in World War II, the main dining area is frequently used for special functions and private hire. here, the overarching walls will be hand painted, and pendant added to provide an ambient light, along with specially selected spotlights and low-level LED running both sides of the length of the vault, uplighting the hand painted vaulted ceiling.

For more on The Stafford, visit the hotel online here.

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