Cumberland Hotel


One of the most innovative and design-led refurbishments ever undertaken at a major London hotel


On completion, the Hotel became the first of the Thistle Guoman brand of 5 star hotels.

Working with ReardonSmith architects, the operators of the hotel have successfully transformed the Cumberland Hotel into a hi-tech conference and meeting venue with a total of 1000 bedrooms, together with signature restaurants, a destination bar, food courts and one of the most dramatic hotel lobbies in the Capital


By introducing a new wall along the inside length of the existing front façade and opening up the existing exterior wall, space was created for an impressive colonnade carved out of the original stone and topped by a magnificent cantilevered glass canopy.

The existing two basement levels have been opened up making way for nearly 1,200 sq metres of meeting rooms and totally re-planned the Hotel’s 4,000 sq metre ground floor to create a space in which architectural forms are key.

Project previously carried out whilst at DTZ