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January 14, 2013updated Jul 27, 2015

InterContinental London Park Lane Unveils New Royal Suite

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

London, UK — Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

InterContinental London Park Lane has unveiled a newly designed Royal Suite, which celebrates the hotel’s location on the site of 145 Piccadilly, Queen Elizabeth II’s former childhood residence. The design blends signature pieces from Her Majesty’s reign with modern British design statements. Located on the 8th floor, the glamorous Mayfair position offers panoramic views of the Royal Parks and sits at the heart of a new ‘By Appointment’ collection.

Four interconnecting rooms, redesigned in a matching style, can be joined to create a five bedroom, five bathroom space totalling 2,117 square feet. The hotel’s famous 785-square-foot London Suite, which is a duplex apartment style offering, can also be interconnected to create an expansive 3767-square-foot space.

Designed by The Gallery, the studio within Hirsch Bedner Associates, the contemporary interpretation draws inspiration from Her Majesty’s style and duties to create residential grandeur, perfectly suited to entertaining, meeting or relaxing.

At the heart of the Royal Suite is a living and entertaining area, which celebrates old world glamour and features an opulent hand-blown glass chandelier inspired by Her Majesty’s diamond collection. The master bedroom features a sumptuous flora lined satin canopy bed – honoring the backdrops Cecil Beaton used in his portraits of Her Majesty – and an expansive walk in wardrobe with rich leather and brass trim doors inspired by Her Majesty’s iconic little black handbag.

Overlooking Knightsbridge and Hyde Park, the study area features a traditional writing desk with a stylised interpretation of a white leather wingback desk chair, bespoke accessories, and a collection of Taschen curated books.

The dining area features a black lacquer dining table, bespoke Art Deco inspired accessories and an intimate seating alcove. The velvet cocoon is ideal for post-dinner Champagne while soaking up the Knightsbridge skyline.

The cream Calcutta marble ensuite bathroom comes complete with reclaimed antique mirrors and By Royal Appointment amenities from Penhaligon’s, the London perfumers.

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A special collection of artwork features limited edition signed giclée prints by Ann Carrington, who created the Royal Jubilee banner for the stern of the Royal Barge, the Spirit of Chartwell, as it made its journey up the River Thames. Other pieces include framed antique postcards, and contemporary sketches of the Queen’s finely detailed millinery and her beloved corgis.

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