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    Malmaison Aberdeen Bar
    Malmaison Aberdeen Bar
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    Malmaison Aberdeen Reception
    Malmaison Aberdeen Reception
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    Hotel du Vin Newcastle
    Hotel du Vin Newcastle
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    Hotel du Vin Cheltenham
    Hotel du Vin Cheltenham
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    Hotel du Vin Poole - Bar
    Hotel du Vin Poole - Bar
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    Malmaison Liverpool
    Malmaison Liverpool
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    Hotel du Vin Edinburgh – Whisky Snug
    Hotel du Vin Edinburgh – Whisky Snug
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    Malmaison Liverpool - Suite
    Malmaison Liverpool - Suite
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    Malmaison Reading Bar
    Malmaison Reading Bar
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    Malmaison Reading Reception
    Malmaison Reading Reception
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    Malmaison Reading Stair Detail
    Malmaison Reading Stair Detail
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    Private Member’s Lounge - Gherkin London - Lounge
    Private Member’s Lounge - Gherkin London - Lounge
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    Private Member’s Lounge - Gherkin London - Bar
    Private Member’s Lounge - Gherkin London - Bar
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    Private Member’s Lounge - Gherkin London - General Seating
    Private Member’s Lounge - Gherkin London - General Seating
A lounge is a place for socialising, meeting, relaxation or just resting and should serve any function that is required of it. It needs to have a quality that suits a variety of guests and their requirements but also the placement within the building whether in a bar or a private room and each lounge should be unique to the client or brand. They also need to be adaptable for use as a quiet morning room or an exciting meeting place in the evenings.

Within the hotels we are always trying to create areas that are used by both the in house guests and people who may be visiting just for the use of the facilities. To encourage people into a public space and then to remain longer than they initially thought they would is essential to creating a successful property. Establishing an area where people feel comfortable and welcome is what makes a successful lounge. To be able to relax with friends is wonderful but a space that also encourages people out of their rooms and feel comfortable sitting alone is also important.

Each of the lounges we designed in the Hotel du Vin and Malmaison brands were designed to fit the unique style and locations but we also wanted every guest whether a seasoned hotel user or someone coming for a special day out to feel welcome and comfortable.

This area was formally three meeting rooms in the top of the Gherkin in the City of London. When Searcy’s took over the bar, restaurant and meeting rooms they decided to create a member’s lounge by knocking through three meeting rooms and creating one large space that could be used for socialising or informal meetings or as a drinks area for the remaining to meeting rooms that are often used for private dining in the evenings.

With spectacular views over London and a large amount of natural light we decided on a bold approach to the interior design with a variety of patterns and textures to create a very unique space that contrasted dramatically with the austerity of the public interiors spaces of this iconic building. It is surprising and strong in its design but comfortable and warm both day and night.