Chelsom supplies guestroom lighting for the refurbishment of the Hilton London Islington Hotel
Located in the heart of the vibrant and fashionable borough of Islington, the Hilton London Islington Hotel recently underwent a £5.2m refurbishment of the guestrooms inspired by its close proximity to the square mile. The interior scheme designed by Robert Angell Design Studio displays subtle hints of London, with each room encapsulating a sleek city style designed to appeal to business and leisure travellers alike. In-room features are influenced by the materials and fabrics associated with a tailored pin-stripe suit creating a classic British feel; clean cut, sophisticated and stylish.
Chelsom has worked closely with Hilton on many global projects over the course of the last 14years and was selected to work alongside Robert Angell and his team to create a stylish lighting solution in keeping with the city theme. Given the multi- functional nature of the hotel, the lighting requirements in each room needed to cater for both business and leisure guests whilst carefully balancing style and efficacy.
Offering timeless quality with a modern twist, a selection of lighting from the latest Chelsom collection was specified for the project and modified to meet the exacting requirements of the design team. All 184 guestrooms and suites feature bespoke illuminated vanity mirrors in the en-suite bathrooms featuring polished aluminium frames and demister pads, custom designed in a range of sizes. Contemporary polished chrome reading lights with swivel functionality from the ‘Project’ and ‘Swing’ ranges were specified for the bedside and positioned side by side to maximise light output and functionality.
Stylish white LED ‘Motion’ desk lamps perfectly blend the latest design with efficiency, the rectangular top arm swivel section projects powerful LED reading light downwards while sophisticated matt black tapered trumpet ‘Milano’ floor standards teamed with black cotton shades provide supplementary ambient lighting, complementing the distinguished colour palette of sharp neutrals, greys and blacks beautifully.
Chris Webb, Senior Director of Interior Design at Hilton says “The reinvention of the guest rooms has brought together the best in UK design talent and suppliers. Exquisite attention to detail and lighting give this the property a sense of glamour and warmth building on the Hilton Brand DNA.”