The Kimpton Fitzroy – EPR Architects
Built in 1898, The Kimpton Fitzroy was originally designed by Charles Fitzroy Doll as one of the first purpose-built hotels in London.
Over the years a number of refurbishments and architectural interventions had destroyed many of the original features and much of the building’s innate glamour. In 2014, EPR Architects were appointed by Starwood Capital as Lead Designer to work alongside Principal Hotels, Tara Bernerd & Partners and Russell Sage Studio to restore this ‘grande dame’ back to its former glory; whilst reinvigorating the space and adding a sense of modern luxury suited to a 5 star hotel.
As part of the renovation, a hard refurbishment of guestrooms was undertaken to create 334 individual custom finished rooms with 39 new luxury suites. Public areas have been completely reconfigured to significantly improve the guest arrival experience and make way for new restaurants, bars and event spaces. At the heart of the building is the reintroduction of a Palm Court with a new external seating area and winter garden.
Re-launched as the Kimpton Fitzroy in late 2018, the new hotel sits proudly as a vibrant destination; inviting for both the local community and visiting guests.