Kinnersley Kent Design has completed the multi-million-pound refurbishment of The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, remodelling the interiors and adding new layers of warm and subtle glamour to this family-run, five-star jewel in the heart of Mayfair.
The scope of works undertaken by Kinnersley Kent Design, includes brand strategy, positioning and identity work, as well as external architectural works and a full interior architectural and design renovation, transforming the hotel’s public spaces, from the lobby, lounge and first floor meeting areas to a spectacular new bar ,‘THE BAR at The Athenaeum’ and the elegant, day-to-night restaurant offer ‘Galvin at The Athenaeum’.
Speaking of the design approach to the project, Kinnersley Kent Design Partner Jill Higgins explained, ‘Above all, we were looking to open the hotel up in terms of light, space, circulation and visibility. The building’s original art deco nature has also been brought back to life by replacing the ground floor elevation with an elegant bronze façade with brass details referencing the 1930s modernist style.’
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