The Berkeley Launches New Suites Designed By Architect John Heah

The Berkeley in Knightsbridge has launched a renovated first floor designed by acclaimed architect and interior designer John Heah, and will invite travellers in London to a new luxurious experience when rooms and suites complete this September.

The rooms will include The Gallery suite with rotating art collection and the Park Suite with views over Hyde Park, giving The Berkeley some of the most extensive outdoor spaces in London.

The new first floor enhances the hotel’s contemporary style and creates a worldly sense of calm. The designer’s fusion of Asian and British designs brings a residential feel to the suites with dramatic glass terraces created by Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners. The terraces fill the space with an abundance of natural light and views of peaceful Belgravia and the adjacent St Paul’s Church. With Knightsbridge just around the corner and Hyde Park a stone’s throw away, the new suites thrive off The Berkeley’s location in the heart of London, capitalising on the neighbourhood and giving a real sense of place.

The urban chic feel of the suites is created through the designer’s use of sustainable teak complemented by a neutral colour scheme of varying tones of creams and browns, interspersed with pops of colour through an array of artwork. The soft level lighting encased in intricately curved marble has been sourced from George Sexton Associates. Combined with the striking teak floors, this brings a graphic sense of modern linearity to the rooms and the first floor corridor with intricate details in the embedded hand woven silk and wool Nepalese carpets. Signatures of these suites are double sided butler cupboards which offer guests a discrete level of service.

Responding to an increase trend in intergenerational travel, many of the suites and rooms are interconnecting allowing for the space to be enlarged. The opening of Heah’s suites follows a major redesign at The Berkeley after the recent unveiling of the new façade by Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners, as well as the new look of the lobby, the Collins Room, and the Blue Bar by Robert Angell. These developments take The Berkeley into a new era with an eclectic combination of designs from some of the world’s most formidable architects and designers, creating an overall aesthetic which fuses international inspiration with classic Britishness.


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