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4 Jul 2018
11 Cadogan Gardens Hotel, Chelsea, London, England, UK
ReardonSmith Opens up 11 Cadogan Gardens Hotel to Chelsea’s new ‘Village High Street’
4 July 2018 – ReardonSmith Architects has recently completed a further phase in its comprehensive redevelopment of one of London SW1’s most beloved hotels, 11 Cadogan Gardens.
In a significant architectural intervention, the practice has opened-up the building to the rear, achieving a front door onto Pavilion Road, the new ‘village high street’ in Chelsea, and creating Hans Bar & Grill which incorporates the existing hotel restaurant, a former outdoor courtyard and a retail unit on Pavilion Road.
As a result, not only does the hotel now enjoy an exciting and relevant new restaurant & bar offering, its new façade harmoniously integrates the hotel into the retail community street scene that is transforming Pavilion Road.
The Hans Bar & Grill project has strategically unlocked underused interior and exterior space converting the existing lower ground hotel restaurant into what is now an elegantly dressed procession of spaces, increasing the number of covers to 106. The memory of formality is softly retained within the curtilage of the existing hotel restaurant. Refined timber panelling, coupled with a succession of elegant wine displays, capture the essence of what used to be and create a comfortable transition from the hotel.This flows through to the new, more informal dining space and finally steps up to the café/bar area with its exposed brickwork vibe.
From within the dining room spaces, diners are treated to glimpses of animation through the open pass, into the hotel’s kitchen, further adding to the intriguing sequence of spaces. Daylight floods through two sizeable timber lanterns which are positioned at each end of the new dining area. Here, the botanically themed material pallet is further enriched by hanging topiary, which gracefully cascades from the lanterns, acting to frame the views beyond of the brick faced mews buildings that flank Pavilion Road.
“This is a bold and significant development for the hotel,” says Gary Kellett, ReardonSmith’s Project Architect responsible for all phases of work at 11 Cadogan Gardens. “The site was very compact but with careful planning we have been able to seamlessly connect the new restaurant extension to the hotel, giving hotel guests the wonderful opportunity to exit directly into the neighbourhood of Pavilion Road. The new additions have very much completed the 11 Cadogan Gardens experience while creating an exciting and contemporary destination for the locals and visitors within the heart of Chelsea”.
ReardonSmith worked with hospitality and F&B designers, Goddard Littlefair, and contractors, Phelans Construction Ltd, in the development of Hans Bar & Grill. Two years ago, ReardonSmith completed the reconfiguration and renovation of the hotel’s guestrooms for the property’s owner, Cadogan. The practice is now completing a further upgrading of the hotel bathrooms as well as the four retail units and two apartments in Pavilion Road adjacent to Hans Grill & Bar.
11 Cadogan Gardens Hotel is part of Iconic Luxury Hotels, a group which includes Cliveden, Chewton Glen and the Lygon Arms.
About 11 Cadogan Gardens Hotel:
11 Cadogan Gardens was built by Lord Chelsea in the late 19th century and originally comprised four separate Victorian town houses. The hotel soon became popular as a home-away-from-home for travelling aristocrats, politicians and bon viveurs, as well as amongst local artists and poets. More recently, 11 Cadogan Gardens was home to a private members club, and an intrinsic sense of privacy and exclusivity remains to this day.
Cadogan is a property manager, investor and developer with a 300-year history that informs its modern and dynamic approach to estate management, while remaining committed to the long-term success of the area.
The Estate’s 93-acres is a vibrant neighbourhood that spans Chelsea and Knightsbridge – renowned for its unique mix of cultural attractions, stunning homes, international flagship stores, independent boutiques, iconic hotels (including 11 Cadogan Gardens) and high-end restaurants – set against a backdrop of heritage, elegant streets and beautiful green spaces. At the heart of their management strategy is careful curation, preserving the area’s rich history and charm while ensuring future vitality.
9 Feb 2018
Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort, County Limerick, west Ireland
Design: ReardonSmith Architects / ReardonSmith Landscape
photograph : Paul Lehane
Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort
9th February 2018 – Adare Manor, Co Limerick’s world-famous hotel and golf resort, has re-opened its doors after a multi-million-euro redevelopment led by ReardonSmith Architects. This included the design of new buildings as well as the restoration and refurbishment of existing properties, with the repair and enhancement of the surrounding 840-acre estate designed by ReardonSmith Landscape.
4 Oct 2016
“It is with a huge sense of shock and loss, that I’m writing to let you know that Conrad Smith suffered a heart attack yesterday and passed away. Conrad touched all our lives as an extraordinary colleague, business partner and a dear friend; he was an exceptionally talented architect but, above all, a very special person. We will all miss him in so many ways and our thoughts are with his family with whom he was so close and also with his partner, Warren.”
Patrick Reardon, Executive Chairman
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10 Aug 2016
ReardonSmith Secures Planning Consent for Flemings Mayfair
ReardonSmith has secured planning and listed building consents for a series of exterior and interior enhancements at Flemings Mayfair hotel including an improved entrance experience from Half Moon Street and a new restaurant entrance at Clarges Street.
9 Sep 2016
The Savoy Hotel Suites Renovation, Strand, London, England, UK
Design: ReardonSmith Architects with interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon
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The Savoy Hotel London
ReardonSmith Architects has returned to The Savoy as Lead Architect for the creation of an entirely new Savoy Suite and a renovated Royal Suite.
Porto Montenegro, Montenegro
image : Lisa Blaxall
Porto Montenegro, the glamorous new marina destination designed by ReardonSmith Architects, is welcoming its first residents and visitors this month. Described as a “transformational” development for Montenegro, the phase completing this summer includes waterfront apartments and luxury residences, restaurants, cafés and first class berthing and associated marina facilities for superyachts and smaller craft.
Hersham Golf Club Hotel & Spa Development, Surrey, England, UK
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Hersham Golf Club Hotel
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ReardonSmith Architects : London Architecture Studio
ReardonSmith is Europe’s leading architectural practice specialising entirely in hotels and resorts. Its work encompasses the restoration and refurbishment of iconic hotels and heritage buildings and the complete spectrum of new business and leisure hotels as well as the masterplanning and design of new destinations around the world.
Current projects include: The Savoy, London; The Four Seasons, London; the conversion of a heritage building into a hotel in London’s Mayfair; new JW Marriott and Four Seasons hotels in Baku; Hyatt Regency Minsk; a luxury hotel in Vilnius; a new ski resort in Courchevel.
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