This elegant and classy 5-stars hotel is located in the heart of London. Moorgate Hotel is born out of the renovation of an historical building situated in the neighbourhood of the same name, at the crossroads of Moorgate and London Wall, a few steps away from Liverpool Street station.
The architectural project bears the signature of Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, a London-based internationally renowned studio which was awarded many prizes, such as RIBA Award for Architecture.
Interior spaces are located on floors from 1st to 4th and find place both in the corner building, characterised by a neoclassical elevation, and in the adjoining building on London Wall, which presents a bricks façade.
Fully in line with the look of exteriors, design of interior spaces reflects this dualism too. Rooms looking out on Moorgate recall the typically English Victorian style, whereas rooms looking out on London Wall are characterised by a more modern influence.
Main entrance to the hotel is located on London Wall. The hotel is provided also with an accessible entrance situated on Moorgate and 2 out of the 27 rooms of the hotel have been designed in compliance with accessibility standards.
For this project, Paolo Castelli SPA took care of supply and installation of finishes and custom-made furniture both for rooms and public areas. As usual, Paolo Castelli SPA provided the Client with a turnkey service, which includes preparation of shop drawings, on-site survey, customized production and installation followed by the delivery of O&M manuals.
Interior finishes of reception area on 1st floor are characterized by a very clean and almost geometrical design, which at the same time introduces a retro atmosphere.
The timber veneer panelling with vertical battens in dark oak is topped by a brass profile and finely matched with a natural stone flooring. This latter presents a trapezoid-shaped customized layout, defined by the combination of Pietra Serena and Bateig Azul. The same stone flooring continues seamlessly along the staircase and on landings of upper floors. The stairwell develops like a balcony around the reception area, which is lit by a large skylight at roof level.
The same wall lining is suggested in contemporary rooms looking out on London Wall, where there is a timber board flooring, also in dark oak. Rooms looking out on Moorgate instead are characterized by neoclassical decorative elements, such as frameworks and moulded skirtings, which are matched with herringbone parquet, same colour and finish of the wooden floor in other rooms.
Every room, as an actual apartment, is provided with tailor-made wardrobes and kitchens, fully equipped with appliances, so that the guests can be assured of maximum comfort. This furniture, which is oak-veneered too, results from a completely customized manufacturing process. For each single room, both architect’s design and measures of spaces on site have been considered during production of the furnishings.
Fit-out installations are completed by bathrooms equipment and finishes. Toilet floors and walls are cladded with high-tech large-sized ceramic tiles recalling Calacatta Oro marble, enhanced by a fully customized layout.