The Grand Terrace Suites at The Berkeley — London, UK

Bedroom in neutral tones with teak highlights
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In a continuation of its spruce-up that has already unveiled a brand new set of public spaces and a fancy new entrance by architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, London’s Berkeley hotel has now turned its attention to its first floor guest rooms.

In an unexpected departure from its otherwise British leaning, the new look has a distinct Asian flavour, thanks to architect John Heah, who has imparted his signature understated sensibility with swathes of Indonesian teak and cleverly concealed lighting that lends the spaces a warm glow.

Furnishings are a pleasing mix of bespoke pieces, designed by Heah with B&B Italia, and classics such as the Carl Malmsten sofa, which was brought back into production for this project. Black Serge Mouille lamps give a masculine boost to the neutral palette, which continues to the bathrooms, where black Dornbracht bathroom fittings are set against a flow of natural stone. 

Elsewhere, high skirting, grey fabric walls and curved ceilings - Heah’s modern interpretation of an old English parlour – are a nod to the hotel’s provenance. Although from some suites, views of the neighbouring St Paul’s Church provide an undeniable British sense of place.

Alternative view of the bedroom looking out onto the terrace

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View from the bedroom out onto the terrace and St. Paul's Cathedral

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Seating area with marble-topped coffee table and illuminated shelving

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View looking through to a seating area with terrace beyond

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Bathroom with stone features, bedroom and terrace beyond

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Lauren Ho is the former travel editor at Wallpaper*. Now a contributing editor, she roams the globe, writing extensively about luxury travel, architecture and design for both the magazine and the website, alongside various other titles. She is also the European Academy Chair for the World's 50 Best Hotels.