London by Design: Corinthia Hotel

Illustration of Corinthia Hotel, London, UK
Corinthia Hotel, Whitehall Place, London. Illustration: Nina Fuga
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Eight years after its multimillion pound refurbishment, the David Collins-designed interior of this 294-room landmark still impresses (scenes from the recent Jennifer Lawrence Cold War thriller Red Sparrow were shot here), but it is the Corinthia’s subterranean Espa spa that delivers the real wow factor to Whitehall. Covering 3,300 sq m and clad in dark wood, black tiles and Italian marble, the spa offers a steel-lined pool, sleep pods and a thermal suite, while a cubed, glass-sided sauna provides 360-degree views of the steam room, power showers and ice fountain.

ESPA spa at Corinthia Hotel London

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Melina Keays is the entertaining director of Wallpaper*. She has been part of the brand since the magazine’s launch in 1996, and is responsible for entertaining content across the print and digital platforms, and for Wallpaper’s creative agency Bespoke. A native Londoner, Melina takes inspiration from the whole spectrum of art and design – including film, literature, and fashion. Her work for the brand involves curating content, writing, and creative direction – conceiving luxury interior landscapes with a focus on food, drinks, and entertaining in all its forms