Interior solutions specialist Martek has installed luxurious bathrooms throughout London’s newly restored St Pancras Renaissance Hotel.
Originally opened in 1873 as the Midland Grand Hotel, the five-star St Pancras Renaissance Hotel preserves much of its original High Victorian Gothic architecture and offers its guests a world of grandeur and luxury. The new and improved hotel boasts an impressive 245 bedrooms, 2 prestigious bars and restaurants, Victorian tiled pool with spa and expert male grooming salon.
Martek installed 58 bathrooms in the VIP and main guestrooms of the exclusive hotel, as part of a two-year project, managed by property specialists Manhattan Loft Corporation and construction company Galliford Try. In addition, Martek also fitted out many of the Hotel’s public area toilet suites and the gents’ grooming salon MELOGY, which opens onto the main St Pancras station concourse.
As a separate project, Martek also supplied and fitted bespoke shower rooms, bathrooms, separate toilets and en-suites in 66 residential apartments at the exclusive St Pancras Chambers, which is housed in the same building as the hotel.
Due to the extreme sensitivity of the original hotel structure, and to comply with its Grade I listed status, all internal construction needed to be independent of the original building. An independent pod was constructed in each of the guestrooms to house the bathroom and air conditioning unit, which also formed the backdrop to the king size bed.
Each of the hotel bathrooms is clad in Arabescato Faniello marble, hand selected from the Giacomo Bernacca quarry in Northern Italy and supplied by Richard Smythe, whilst the sanitary fittings were supplied from one of Europe’s leading bathroom companies, Ideal Standard. The exterior wall of the bathroom pods are clad in a variety of Zebrano veneered panels and solid oak cappings, whilst the bed heads are hand upholstered in Gabriel Comfort+ from Gabriel Fabrics in Belgium.
Simon Frawley, Project Director at Galliford Try, said: “We wanted to use a company with a proven track record in design co-ordination, high-end joinery and bathroom installations, and that’s why we opted for Martek. No detail has been overlooked in producing truly magnificent results in both the residential apartments at St Pancras Chambers and the 58 bathroom suites in the main hotel.”
Kirsty Carnell, Marketing Manager for Martek, added: “This was an exciting project for us as all materials, design and construction had to be sympathetic to the Grade I listed status of the building. We are extremely happy with the result, especially as the project was completed on time and in budget.”
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