Chelsom supply lighting for London’s first Hampton by Hilton Hotel
Just a short walk from one of the capital’s busiest transport hubs, Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo is the brand’s 15th hotel in the UK and the largest outside the United States and since opening its mid-priced offering and prime location has proved incredibly popular with British and International audiences alike.
London-based Dexter Moren Associates were appointed to provide architectural and interior design services for the hotel and Chelsom were commissioned to supply both guestroom and public area lighting. The interior design concept is derived from the hotel’s location, taking inspiration from the word Waterloo, meaning ‘clearing in the water’ and features a palette of muted, natural tones interspersed with strong accents of blue and green to feature throughout providing a more contemporary twist in keeping with the architecture of the building itself.
Chelsom worked closely with the client and interior design team to ensure that the lighting scheme was in line with Hampton’s global prototype and the wider interior design concept. The 297 guestrooms are inspired by the urban location with clean, crisp and contemporary design at the forefront in a neutral palette enriched with splashes of lime or raspberry. The lighting specified for the guestrooms includes state of the art LED reading lights in Polished Chrome featuring an integral LED driver in the backplate with contrasting black rocker switch and robust flexi arm to prevent sagging whilst enabling the guest to direct light as required. Desk lamps in Polished Chrome teamed with neutral shades were selected from the Angle range, featuring adjustable arms to position light effectively for a variety of uses whilst allowing the shade to remain upright. Bespoke mirrors were specified for the bathrooms featuring illuminated frosted side panels and dual shaver socket. Rectangular wall lights in Brushed Nickel were also chosen from Chelsom’s standard collection for the corridors and lift lobby areas providing contemporary up and down lighting.