Bulgari Hotel & Residences London
Prestige issue 275, June 2016
Heritage and elegance, ecology and technology
The Hotel at night. Facade cladding with Portland stone, material of the famous London buildings and ecological«green roof» decorated with a cornice covered with bronze. © Richard Bryant/Arcaid Bulgari Hotel
First newly built palace since 40 years in London, and Bulgari’s third hotel in the world, erected in the heart of prestigious Knightsbridge, Bulgari Hotel & Residences London pays tribute to the silversmith past of Bulgari and to the nobility of English manufacturing. The minimalist architecture of the building and its sumptuous interior, signed by the architectural firm Antonio Citterio, Patricia Viel and Partners, mix the heritage and glamour elegance of Bulgari with sustainable materials and advanced technologies. Built in accordance with the strict criteria of BREEAM, which evaluates the environmental performance of buildings, it is a pioneer in the UK.
The reception. Armchairs and sofas made for Bulgari, backlit white ceiling, paving in black granite, curtains in dark silver and fireplace in black granite and corten steel. © Richard Bryant/Arcaid Bulgari Hotel
The Ballroom. It occupies a floor. The dome of 7m diameter enhanced in mosaic gold, is illuminated with two Bulgari chandeliers in silver never seen in England before. © Richard Bryant/Arcaid Bulgari Hotel
The 85 rooms and suites are adorned with refined details: silk curtains are enhanced with patterns inspired by symbols from the traditional Bulgari jewelry, and bedside lamps remind us of the famous silver candlesticks of the House. The theme «silver metal» can also be seen in the restaurant, the bar and cigar shop. A private business center and an exclusive screening room are as elegant as sophisticated.
Exclusivity of a place,
Combining luxury and avant-garde.
The suites. Polished mahogany paneling, showers in ivory onyx, custom beds in luxurious fabrics. © Bulgari Hotel
Il Bar. Decorated with all the know-how of Italian craftsmanship. Oval, enhanced with polished or hammered stainless steel, back granite paving, mural Sapele polished mahogany, polished mirrored steel panels and braided, and polished steel frame. A silver staircase leads to the Ristorante. © Bulgari Hotel