Philippe Starck St Martins Lane Hotel
Philippe Starck is perhaps best known for his innovative and whimsical items such as Starck's Juicy Salif Lemon Juicer and Ghost chairs, the French designer has been a revolutionary force in hotel design since 1988. Impresario Ian Schrager first commissioned Philippe to refit the Royalton Hotel on New York's West 44th Street. The Starck-Schrager design hotel partnerships continued in New York at the Paramount hotel, and then progressed to Miami with the opening of the Delano Hotel in South Beach in 1995 and onto Los Angeles with the Mondrian Hotel in 1996. Since then Philippe Starck has gone on to inject new excitement and energy into iconic hotels across Asia and Europe including the famed Peninsula Hong Kong and Le Meurice in Paris. St. Martins Lane hotel in 1999 and the Sanderson hotel in 2000 (both within Iconic Hotels of London) were Philippe’s first hotel commissions outside the USA.
St Martins Lane Hotel is a dramatic and daring evolution on English luxury. The boutique hotel retains all the youthful, unexpected charm of a London hideaway, at the very heart of the art-loving, energetic West End. The Hotel is truly a hidden gem. The newly renovated lobby welcomes guests into high-concept design with the sophistication of a modern museum and the joy of a carnival light show. The soaring and theatrical space, is a reinterpretation of Philippe Starck's original lobby play with color, proportion, and movement in a way that energizes and inspires active self-expression
The St Martins Lane's remarkable bedrooms, with floor to ceiling windows, Philippe Starck's fresh interiors and whimsical and ergonomic furniture design won the ultimate accolade in 2006 with Condé Nast Traveler's Gold List 2006 ' Best Hotels In The World ' for best for rooms.