Design Concept: Nobu Hotel London Portman Square

by | 15 Jul 2022 | Design

Imagery © MAKE Architects.

A TOPHOTELDESIGN exclusive, we look inside the 2020-opened Nobu Hotel London Portman Square.

MAKE Architects led the architectural design of this property and collaborated with David Collins Studio on the interiors, while Hansgrohe contributed as a supplier.

Transformation of an existing property

2020 saw the completion of this architecturally impressive Nobu Hotel London Portman Square in Marylebone. This property opened following the refurbishment and extension of an existing hotel, with the site comprising two hotels set above a podium.

For this conversion, MADE Architects created a new facade on the ground and first floors, along with a new double-height entrance, drop-off area with canopy and new restaurant and bar areas.

The main elevation along Upper Berkeley Street exhibits the original stone facade while new cladding ensures it aligns with its neighbouring buildings and makes space for existing mature trees. New space spans extensions at the north and south-west of the site.

A calming space

MAKE Architects designed the interiors of this hotel’s rooms and David Collins Studio designed the interiors of the communal areas.

The guest rooms are distinguished by their use of light timber, textured wall linings and soft, elegant fabrics. The contemporary timber style references both traditional English and Japanese methods while the black metal detailing takes inspiration from the wrought-iron gates of the square and neighbouring buildings. Large artworks frame each room’s headboard.

David Collins Studiothen created a lobby area pairing clean lines and columns with softly curved furnishings and design accents including a five-metre kinetic sculpture.

This lobby and connecting lounge with a cosy dark-timber central bar are joined by the hotel’s upstairs Nobu bar and restaurant, which occupies an open-plan space featuring dark wood, yellow seating and custom lighting by Dernier & Hamlyn, including antique brass pendants above the sushi bar.

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