14th July 2021 | IN HOTEL DESIGN | BY SBID ShareTweetPinterestLinkedIn Project of the Week This week’s instalment of the #SBIDinspire interior design series features a luxury hotel-suite design by 2020 SBID Awards Finalist, Portview. In September 2019 the fit-out specialist completed a new luxury suite, Lincoln House, for Rosewood London. The three-bedroom suite was designed by Tony Chi and offers an expansive 251 square meters of light-filled living space, including one of London’s largest master bedrooms. Lincoln House is positioned between the hotel’s Garden House suite and the famous Manor House – London’s only suite with its own postcode. The ultra-luxurious Lincoln House is named in honour of the hotel’s close proximity to Lincoln’s Inn Field and the illustrious Inns of Court. SBID Awards Category: Hotel Bedroom & Suites Design Sponsored by Schneider Electric Practise: Portview Project: Rosewood Lincoln Location: London, United Kingdom What was the client’s brief? Lincoln House is positioned between the hotel’s Garden House suite and the famous Manor House – London’s only suite with its own postcode. It’s named in honour of the hotel’s close proximity to Lincoln’s Inn Field and the illustrious Inns of Court, which have defined Holborn since medieval times, so our brief was to execute a concept that reflects the environment in High Holborn – presenting an interior that has character and a luxurious, residential feel. What inspired the design of the project? The combination of interiors conceived by Tony Chi – the designer behind the original hotel areas – and bespoke furnishings, finely curated decorative elements and intriguing works of art, give the suite an exceptional depth of character that was inspired by High Holborn. Italian furnishings include Meridiani and Minotti sofas, Silvera armchairs, as well as rugs and tables by Il Piccolo. Based on a rich palette of materials including Wenge timber flooring and sumptuous carpets, finishes also include the use of Arabescado marble in the bathrooms and Eglomised glass feature screens to give it an ultra-luxurious, residential feel. The versatile open-plan entertainment and living room was designed for socialising with friends and family, and comprises a residential living and dining room, with a spacious foyer and adjoining kitchen. The suite is outfitted with the latest technology, including a state of the art 75-inch television, and panoramic windows run the length of the entire wall, bathing the space in natural light. With panoramic windows running the length of the entire wall, the voluminous space is outfitted with the latest technology including Lutron controlled lighting. High gloss lacquered panelling and doors were used throughout to give the suite a timeless yet modern feel. What was the toughest hurdle your team overcame during the project? Working on a complex project in a live, five-star environment presents its own unique set of challenges and this one was no different. Our team did a fantastic job of minimising any disruption, through seamless coordination and carefully thought-out project management. I’m pleased to say the results were worth the effort. It’s a fantastic looking suite that perfectly reflects the opulent and illustrious reputation of the famous Rosewood brand. What was your team’s highlight of the project? Working in partnership with Rosewood was a delight, largely thanks to our shared passion for creating exceptional spaces, experiences and solutions for people to enjoy. It was a real team effort, and we take great pride in having completed another standout project for one of the world’s most luxurious hospitality brands. Why did you enter the SBID Awards? The SBID Awards set the precedent for design excellence and are hugely influential in curating new trends and industry standards, which we all aspire to. At Portview we pride ourselves in delivering exceptional interiors that are world-class. To be recognised on a global scale by one of the industry’s most respected organisations is a huge achievement and one we’re very proud of. Last year we were not only finalists in the hotel interiors category, but we also won the retail category for a consecutive year with the fit-out of Samsung KX, in London. It was a brilliant experience and one which we hope to achieve again in future. Questions answered by Simon Campbell, Managing Director, Portview. We hope you feel inspired by this week’s design! If you missed the last instalment of Project of the Week, featuring a residential design by XBD Collective, click here to see more.