London’s Berkeley hotel unveils the Pavilion Suites designed by André Fu
The shine has barely worn off 2018, but it’s already proving to be a banner year for the Hong Kong-based designer André Fu. Fresh off his work on the new Andaz Singapore and a number of other high profile gigs already in the works, including the new Guo Fu Lou restaurant at the Murray Hong Kong, Fu has just unveiled the Pavilion Suites at The Berkeley.
Over the past couple of years, the London institution has undergone several significant facelifts – the most recent being a new entrance and extensions by Robert Angell and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners – but Fu’s sparkling two additions to the hotel’s signature suites collection have been one of the most highly anticipated. And it’s not difficult to see why.
Several fifth floor rooms facing Belgravia have been consolidated into two sprawling suites, each featuring a large terrace and glass house. Dressed in soft gold fabric, tufted rugs, wood panels, a rock glass chandelier and Agnes Martin prints, the 2,300 sq ft, two-bedroom Crescent Pavilion quietly channels a garden in the sky vibe, an effect reinforced by dainty landscaping on the terrace and views of St Paul’s Church.
Down the hall, the two-bedroom Grand Pavilion is dressed in an Asia-lite blend of lacquer, green silk, hand-stitched wall panels, antique brass lights, and a hand-gilded glass screen. Meanwhile, in-room dining options are given a little lift with Marcus Waring’s kitchen and the hotel’s Blue Bar mixologist available on speed-dial.