ReardonSmith completed the total refurbishment of the InterContinental London Park Lane in 2007 with the objective of making it the European flagship for IHG. The programme touched virtually every area, front and back of house. At ground level, total replanning and rebuilding achieved a flow of subtly zoned public spaces, while full height windows the length of the lobby lounge mean that hotel guests can now enjoy the constantly changing panorama of London outside.
By relocating the business centre, prime area was released for a new lounge bar which also utilises the additional space created by an extension to the front of the building. The old dining room was replaced by a modern destination restaurant headed by Michelin-starred chef, Theo Randall.
The extension enabled InterContinental to retain the existing number of keys while converting a percentage of bedrooms to suites. All guestrooms were completely redesigned with new bathrooms and services and, among the four ‘signature’ suites, a stunning duplex was introduced on the seventh and eighth floors.