The World Of Hospitality Issue 18 2016 - Page 58

58 the World Of Hospitality The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences Kinnersley Kent Design redesigns one of London’s most iconic hotels - The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences Leading British design studio Kinnersley Kent Design has completed the multi-million-pound refurbishment of one of London’s most iconic hotels – The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences – remodeling the interiors and adding new layers of warm and subtle glamour to this family-run, five-star, thoroughlyindependent jewel in the heart of Mayfair. The scope of works undertaken by Kinnersley Kent Design, one of the UK’s most established and celebrated practices, includes brand strategy, positioning and identity work - undertaken in partnership with the hotel’s owners and close-knit internal team - as well as external architectural works and a full interior architectural and design renovation, transforming the hotel’s public spaces, from the lobby, lounge and first floor meeting areas to a spectacular new bar – ‘THE BAR at The Athenaeum’ - and the elegant, day-to-night restaurant offer – ‘Galvin at The Athenaeum’. Michelin-starred chefs The Galvin Brothers are now in charge of the full F&B offer at The Athenaeum, in an exciting partnership for both parties. The F&B offer for guests ranges from all meals and snacks from breakfast-time through to dinner, as well as afternoon tea, private dining and 24/7 in-room dining. Known for their impeccable French cuisine, acclaimed restaurateurs Chris and Jeff Galvin will be offering a modern take on classic British dishes alongside established favourites, using seasonal British flavours and home-grown produce.