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St. James’ Court, Taj Hotel 

The iconic St. James’ Park Court is one of London’s leading luxury hotels. The hotel consists of five ‘townhouses’, and the Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences.

We worked with interior design consultant Sue Freeman to redesign the premium rooms in the Almoners Townhouse, part of the hotel’s wider refurbishment project.

The brief was to blend the heritage of the hotel and Taj brand with the best contemporary design, while creating a comfortable and convenient experience for guests.

The renovated premium rooms took nine months to refurbish, with a reconfigured internal floor plan designed to make each of the rooms more spacious and functional.

We were also responsible for redesigning circulation areas – including a new 13 passenger lift – and upgrading the acoustic installation of the traditional timber windows. The renovated areas blend heritage with contemporary design, evocative of a modern townhouse, without forgetting the building’s historic features.

In the corridors, carefully crafted light installations from Heathfield & Co work with a deep blue colour palette to create a sophisticated look, which is accentuated by clusters of nature-inspired artworks from Project Art.

Continuing the nature theme into the renovated rooms, a variety of earthy colour palettes draw inspiration from the surrounding cityscape – including St James’ Park. Pale hues are used throughout the colour scheme to accentuate the abundance of natural light, giving the newly renovated spaces a bright and airy feel.

New luxurious, modern bathrooms, in a neutral palette continue the open, bright feel. Each room has simple panelling with elegant touches, including bespoke decorative maps suspended throughout. The rooms are zoned with two types of flooring: the ‘bedroom’ area features lush, neutral carpets from Ulster Carpets, changing to dark wooden flooring in the ‘kitchen’ space.

The Taj Hotel Group
London, United Kingdom
Completed 2018
Courtsey of The Taj Hotel Group