The Corinthia Hotel
Entrances with Doors and Screens to the Atrium
Project: The Corinthia Hotel – Whitehall Place, Northumberland Avenue
Customer/Contractor: Ardmore Construction Limited
Architect: KDS Associates
Date of completion: 2011
This grand Victorian building, dating from 1885 and just moments from Trafalgar Square, Westminster and Covent Garden, has been imaginatively transformed combining superlative style and state-of-the-art 21st Century 5 star+ luxury. Timeless elegance flows through the building with features such as the spectacular lobby area, illuminated by an awe-inspiring Baccarat Chandelier.
Stewart Fraser was appointed after a rigorous presentation, design and cost process with the architect, Ardmore and the owner’s Project Manager. This listed V-shaped building straddles Whitehall Place and Northumberland Avenue and we were contracted to complete the designs with the architect for all the external entrances to the hotel including The Northall Lobby, The Massimo Restaurant and the two main entrances. All had to be constructed in brass and patinated to a dark colour respecting the heritage of the building. The main challenge was the entrance in Northumberland Avenue where we designed and manufactured the entrance to an exact fit with the existing shape of the arched stone.
Whilst our entrance to the Massimo Restaurant was more straightforward we had to ensure that it was complemented by an intricate unique canopy feature.
Inside the stunning lobby area we also designed unique screens with oversized doors. As they were leading out to the exposed courtyard, the doors had to be thermally broken as well as constructed to an agreed U-value. Following the production of special dies to our precise drawings, all the profiles were manufactured. These doors and screens make a magnificent design statement worthy of the dramatic lobby area and courtyard. We have since been contracted to manufacture an additional curved canopy for one area of the courtyard.
The Corinthia Hotel is a prime example of Stewart Fraser’s unique prestige projects. Our ability to integrate our standard door products into a bespoke entrance design sets us apart from our competitors.