100 Queen’s Gate Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton

A multimillion-pound refurbishment and restoration to upgrade a former DoubleTree by Hilton hotel to a Curio Collection by Hilton boutique-style hotel.

The design brief was to renovate and re-brand the hotel to Curio brand standard whilst retaining its legacy as a Victorian period mansion and maximising guest rooms.

The building is the former home of aristocrat and lawyer William Henry Alexander, well known for his collection of jewels and curios collected on his travels to the Far East. Proximity to the Natural History Museum also informed the design narrative for the project.

“This project involved a major space planning exercise to create the ambience required of a Curio brand hotel. This highlighted that we needed to re-position the guest entrance to create an airy and welcoming reception. We earmarked an unused central courtyard for an atrium and orangery and identified space for 25 new guest rooms. The hotel has been completely transformed and we, the hotel and the guests are delighted with the results.”

Peter Newman-Earp, Director at Morrison Design