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Hotel Indigo Kensington 

Working closely with IHG on behalf of owner The Cairn Group, Studio Moren have completed a comprehensive refurbishment to the ground floor public areas.

Studio Moren’s interior design team were set the challenge of designing a space that would become a local landmark.

The brief was about re- invigorating the site to become a proactive and integral part of the neighbourhood; creating a ‘local living room’ (the hotel reception) and a local deli (the food and beverage offer).

A key aspect of Studio Moren's approach was the creation of separate entrances for the hotel and café to help attract locals and create an authentic community feel. The space also includes a snug area which can be partitioned off with beautiful fluted glass screens and booked for private events and meetings.

Design elements include checkerboard flooring – a reference to the traditional deli aesthetic – and a play on detail in single elevations – banquettes with quilted leather, tongue and groove vertical paneling with chevron timber panels above. Glass prismatic lights and industrial style pendants can be adjusted to create ambient settings.

The ‘neighbourhood story’ lies at the core of the concept in the hotel lobby and draws inspiration from the nearby performance venues of Earl’s Court.

InterContinental Hotels Group
London, United Kingdom
Completed 2014
Amy Murrell