27 NOVEMBER 2017


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Article from BTNews 27 NOVEMBER 2017

Bloomsbury opens in London

A 1928 Sir Edwin Lutyens building at the centre of London’s literary heartland relaunched last week as a new hotel, The Bloomsbury, following a multi-million-pound renovation complete with new public spaces and the Coral Room restaurant and bar.

The opening of the Grade II-listed property, part of the Dublin-based Doyle Collection, coincides with a wider rejuvenation of the Bloomsbury area, one of capital’s best preserved and historic districts (see also 'Principal joins the parade' in this issue). 

The hotel project was headed by Doyle Collection chairman Bernie Gallagher, in collaboration with Martin Brudnizki Design Studio and included a new reception area, guest sitting room, updated suites and the new bar.

This, along with the all-day-dining area is located within a 2,100sq ft double-height space at the front of the hotel with bold new interiors and will offer a range of food options and drinks including English sparkling wines and speciality cocktails. 

Other features include original panelled walls, five Murano glass chandeliers created especially for the Coral Room and 36 original pieces of art by British illustrator Luke Edward Hall inspired by the Bloomsbury area and Lutyens architecture.

Other luxury hotels in the Doyle Collection include the Westbury in Dublin, two other properties in London – the Marylebone and the Kensington – and the Dupont Circle in Washington DC.


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