Proud to have been a key design partner on the project, Xavio Design was appointed to be the lighting consultant for the extensive renovation project, providing the lighting design and specification across all 1,059 guest rooms & suites, VIP apartments, public areas, many miles of corridors, executive lounge, restaurants, and many of the function spaces. With a specific and high-end project brief, Xavio Design was challenged to create a plethora of working, relaxing and entertaining spaces that guests expect from a high-end city hotel.
As a bustling city centre hotel, Hilton London Metropole is one of the largest conference hotels in Europe, with huge business clientele and events paces that can cater for over 3,000 delegates at a time. It spans 40 individual meeting rooms of varying sizes, plus two colossal ballrooms with capacities of 1,600 each. Our aim was to enhance the experience of guests, delegates, and visitors to the hotel by delivering a lighting solution that elegantly blended functionality with creativity and luxury.
Featuring an immersive design and contemporary style, the hotel now features a number of striking lighting design solutions that aim to reflect life within the capital.
Upon entering the hotel lobby in the West Wing for the conference rooms, you are initially confronted with a stunning, serrated winding staircase that dominates the space and provides a luxurious architectural centrepiece for the entrance hall. Subtle up-lighting of the surrounding area and interior walls, combined with a refined surround lighting of the 4 major columns that flank the enormous staircase, draw the eye towards the space without overbearing the magnificence of the structural design.
The 1,059 guestrooms and suites have undergone a striking makeover, exquisitely designed with a modern and daring aesthetic that aims to reflect the different, and diverse, London boroughs. Each room is lit with relaxation at the forefront of the design, tranquil, expertly lit spaces exude calmness and comfort, allowing guests to retire to their rooms to escape the commotion of the city.
Modern biophilic lighting design, using natural materials, and suspended green canopies provide an ambient solution within the contemporary dining areas that inspire relaxation and connection with the natural world. Contrastingly, an open, natural, and bright design paired with industrial luxury pendant lights were chosen to illuminate the shared co-working space, offering a more executive professional space for guests and delegates to retreat to when required.
The centrepiece of the nearby lounge bar is the 20ft hanging infinity chandelier. Offering a sense of light theatre for guests, it is a focal point of the room that generates a striking, relaxing atmosphere within the space.
Suspended from a mirrored platform, fixed to the ceiling above the bar area, this spectacular hanging ring light chandelier transitions into 3 concentric hollow stadia, culminating in a final suspended glass storage space, that hovers above the selection of fine spirits and cocktails on offer within the bar. Contrasting the striking centrepiece display, the subtle natural lighting in the surrounding areas offer stark, comfortable contrast to the dramatic bar area, ensuring the environment delivers an ideal blend of luxury, comfort, and theatre.
Spanning almost 3 years, the extensive and wide-ranging project at Hilton London Metropole allowed Xavio Design to display the diverse range of lighting consultancy, artistic design, and technical expertise that have become the hallmark of our business.
With an aligned focus on delivering the attention to detail that executive city-centre hotels are synonymous for, Xavio designed, sourced and co-ordinated the installation of a variety of lighting solutions throughout the hotel. Delivering a variety of visual and emotive experiences through the hotel, with a golden thread of consistency and luxury throughout each space that linked the whole project together, Xavio Design was proud to have delivered on the project brief set out by one of the largest hotels in the capital.
Xavio Design have proudly been providing professional lighting services for some of the most prestigious projects around the world for the last 10 years, successfully enhancing our clients’ projects with inspiration, expertise, and superior product sourcing.
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- Project Manager/QS: JRP https://www.jrp.co.uk/
- Architect/Interiors: Perkins & Will https://perkinswill.com/
- M&E Consultant: Hurley Palmer Flatt (now HDR) https://www.hdrinc.com/
- Main Contractors: County Contractors / Edgewater
- Electrical Contractor: Glackin Electrics https://www.glackinelectrics.co.uk/
- Procurement: Blue Moon Procurement https://bluemoonprocurement.com/
- Joinery: Curtis Furniture https://www.curtisfurniture.co.uk/
- Lighting Consultancy: Xavio Design https://www.xavio-design.com