Andaz Hotel, Reception

The Andaz Hotel is housed in a beautiful red brick Victorian building dating back to 1884. It is the first of the Hyatt's Andaz brand to appear in London and offers 5-star luxury - ideal for business and leisure.

Fileturn were commissioned to undertake a full refurbishment of the reception and greeting area, lounge and toilets. The challenge was to bring together a number of very specialist trades and suppliers.

At the start of the project, a tunnel was constructed to bring guests through the old reception location to a temporary reception area created to minimise the disruption to the Hotel. The rotunda which rises up through the building, was capped and sound-blocked so there would be minimal noise travelling from the site. New glass walls were installed at the entrance, including a bespoke 4m tall revolving door with handmade Italian tiles surrounding it.

A new bar was built with many intricate and unique details created by the designers, ARA Design. The finished effect produced a wonderfully unique and interesting environment.