Tomorrow's Hotel

ReardonSmith Architects won the Tomorrow’s Hotel award for its unique, sustainable and innovative concept for a subterranean luxury hotel and spa. The scheme proposes a new use for under-utilised urban brown field wastelands by converting them into energy-efficient, open community gardens that simultaneously promote responsible tourism and offer a quiet haven from the frenetic city. ReardonSmith’s commercially viable solution anticipates the increasingly stringent sustainability requirements for obtaining planning permission and has already been awarded an “Excellent” BREEAM rating. The design incorporates 200-plus subterranean guestrooms which form a ring around landscaped courtyards and leave just one level of public areas at grade. Structures would be topped by living green roofs that double as rolling hillsides for public recreational use and serve to merge the structure into the surrounding terrain.

The European Hotel Design Awards ceremony took place on 22 November, 2011, at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in London as part of The Sleep Event, the only event of its kind in Europe, combining a conference, exhibition and awards programme all dedicated to hotel design, development and investment.

To the exterior, the existing Portland stone cladding has been extensively refurbished and cleaned.

“The experience of rebuilding the Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane has been intense and extremely rewarding,” says Conrad Smith, Managing Director of ReardonSmith. “The collaboration with the companies sub-contracted to us, Eric Parry Architects and Pierre-Yves Rochon, worked very well and together we have created an exceptional and timelessly chic hotel which I think will surpass expectations for years to come.”

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Outstanding Contribution Award recognises Patrick’s industry leadership and dedication to hospitality architecture
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22.11.11 : European Hotel Design Award for the Four Seasons Park Lane
ReardonSmith-led project wins architecture award in one of the industry’s most prestigious schemes
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