The Athenauem Hotel

Location /  London, United Kingdom

People Involved / Kinnersley Kent Design

Bronze, oak and textural fabrics adorn an eclectic modern makeover for this boutique Mayfair hotel.

Back in the 1970s, if you were a Hollywood star on a working stopover in London, you simply had to stay at the Athenaeum, which was then owned by the Rank Organisation. Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Shirley Maclaine, Liz Taylor, Steven Spielberg . . . a swag of famous names made use of this iconic five-star hotel on Piccadilly, deep in the mink-lined bosom of Mayfair.