UK: Townhouse The Adria, located in London’s South Kensington, has reopened following a one-million-pound renovation of its rooms, suites and lounge areas.
Interiors at the five-star property have been overseen by Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA). Work has been carried out across all 24 guest rooms, with some featuring 16-foot high ceilings.
The communal areas at The Adria include a lounge, a games room, a light breakfast room and winter garden.
Partnerships with local restaurants such as the farm shop Daylesford allow guests to dine throughout the hotel at any time of the day.
Erica Pritchard, senior associate at HBA, said: “We worked to capitalise on the building’s graceful Victorian proportions, layering a combination of tactile fabrics and timeless finishes. The intent was to retain the hotels prevalent British charm injecting a contemporary vernacular through carefully curated pieces of custom lighting, up cycling existing furniture through soft upholstery whilst focusing on the refinement of crafted details. The spaces have all been carefully constructed and furnished with a loving nod to the buildings English heritage.”
General manager Gary Redmond added: “The renovation represents the beginning of a new chapter for The Adria. We wanted to retain our quintessential British charm whilst offering our exclusive guests a truly exceptional five-star experience with discretion at our heart. Perfect for those seeking a luxury city-staycation and international visitors to the city, we are ready to pamper and cater to the needs of each guest, showing them the very best of British elegance and indulgence.”
The Adria is operated by Katara Hospitality, a global hotel owner, developer and operator, based in Qatar.
Katara’s portfolio includes 42 owned and/or managed hotels, with the company now aiming to achieve its target of 60 hotels within the portfolio by 2030.
HBA has more than 1,200 designers around the globe and 24 offices in almost every major city.