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memoir
perspectives

The event space at
the Whitby Terrace

We thought, we're going to continue and we're
going to do it. A year or so later, he did come
back and say, 'Well done. I was wrong.' We
were already, by that stage, winning a following
of people who felt like us.
The next one we did was the Pelham, in what
was then a rundown hotel. It's slightly more
difficult during the second and third hotels
because then people are expecting more and
more. But it never felt like work, and we had
fabulous buildings. Covent Garden Hotel was
an old French hospital. Charlotte Street Hotel
was a dental warehouse.
I never liked the idea of brands, so every hotel
has to speak for itself; it has to be individual.
That's what makes it so fascinating for
people to come and stay, because although
there's a handwriting, every building has its
own signature. Charlotte Street Hotel is all
about Bloomsbury, because that's where it is
in London. There's such a fabulous archive
and interesting things to learn about the
Bloomsbury Group-including Virginia Woolf,
Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell, and the Omega
Workshops. That was a wonderful resource
to look into, and at that time, we could buy

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The eclectic drawing room at the
Covent Garden Hotel in London

Bloomsbury art. It was out of favor, so we could
afford to get quite a good collection.
During our renovations, we have found
amazing things that have been lost and
forgotten. With old buildings, of course, the
rooms are never going to be straightforward.
You're going to have nooks and crannies and
fireplaces, and differences of heights in the
floors. After all the renovations, walking
through the door is always the best feeling. In
a sense, you feel as if you've handed it over. It's
got nothing to do with you, and then the guests
create the character and add to the curiosity.
When you look at London, it's a series
of villages all together. So, in a sense, your
building is part of that village. When we came
to New York, which was frightening because it
was a graveyard for so many British companies,
it was the same: Every village and every area
has its own character. We had this original
idea, art inspired by the written word because
I love the salon concept of artists meeting. And
Crosby Street and SoHo are areas for creative
people and artists. We have Anselm Kiefer and
Callum Innes in there, a big Botero cat outside.
Then, as we were walking around the streets,
I couldn't get over all the dogs I was looking

at. In the end, we had this incredible dog
theme, which allowed us to find great artists
to commission and also has inspired so many
guests to send me pictures of dogs, opening a
dialogue with them.
When we were building Crosby Street, we
wanted it to be a green building, and we got
the first LEED Gold rating in New York for it.
We had all the bicycle racks outside, a green
roof with chickens, and were buying locally.
We've worked a long time to build this more
sustainable image. It works for us. It's what our
clients want and we've got into the swing of it
now, so we're not turning back. Jessica Black,
who's worked for us for quite a few years, is the
main one who's been looking at sustainable
ways of even washing our sheets. We have
our own laundry, and it has tumble washers,
which use less water. We have bees on our roof
at Ham Yard, and we're going to have our own
bakery. We worked out that we use over 3,000
bread rolls a day. If we're making our own, so
much the better.
The Whitby in Midtown is very different in
terms of scale and location. Being in New
York is a bit of a battlefield. It's a huge anthill


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hospitality Design - November 2019

Hospitality Design - November 2019
Contents
from the editor
from the guest editor
memoir
places: london
interview: kit kemp and martin waller
interview: makers
project breakdown: color story
interview: ones to watch
designing the details: headboards
5 questions for: nash robbins and cate olsen
profile: michal silver
lighting
wallcoverings
seating
collaborators
curating art: alan cristea
bringing a room to life: lewis miller
painting a picture: eileen cooper
for the love of books: philip blackwell
projects
crosby street hotel
ham yard hotel
charlotte street hotel
ad index
back space: ruby kean
Hospitality Design - November 2019 - Intro
Hospitality Design - November 2019 - Hospitality Design - November 2019
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - from the editor
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - 5 questions for: nash robbins and cate olsen
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - profile: michal silver
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - lighting
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - seating
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - collaborators
Hospitality Design - November 2019 - curating art: alan cristea
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - bringing a room to life: lewis miller
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - painting a picture: eileen cooper
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - for the love of books: philip blackwell
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - projects
Hospitality Design - November 2019 - crosby street hotel
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - ham yard hotel
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - charlotte street hotel
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - ad index
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Hospitality Design - November 2019 - back space: ruby kean
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