The tasteful interventions and restoration of the world famous Waldorf Hotel have returned the hotel back to its former grandeur
Working within the constraints of a listed building, PR, working alongside EPR Architects secured full planning permission and Listed Building Consent to completely overhaul the public ground floor areas and deliver a contemporary, imaginative concept design for the entrance, lounge, restaurants, bars and modernisation of the hotel rooms above.
In addition, the listed interiors had to be restored including the Grand Palm Court. This magnificent room is the centrepiece of the hotel, with its marble terrace and glass roof, made famous by the afternoon tea dances that are still held there today.
The most successful but contentious element of the design was the installation of a clear glass street façade that reveal the luxury hotel within. This new frontage gives a greater street presence on to the sweeping semi-circular Aldwych that welcomes visitors and promotes itself to passers-by.