On a sunny London afternoon, Team Coco heads over to the Intercontinental Park Lane to check out the much awaited reveal of the Capital Suite. While the Intercontinental Park Lane has been an luxury icon on the thoroughfare of Hyde Park for many years, the newly launched Capital Suite is truly the very definition of luxury – and is the first business suite of its kind in the world.
Designed by one of the world’s leading hospitality design practices, RPW Design, the Capital Suite is a sprawling multi-room suite located on the hotel’s first floor. With two impeccable ensuite bedrooms, interconnected luxury living spaces, two fully equipped board-rooms, a private office, and a small kitchenette for staff; the Capital Suite was designed to answer all the needs of today’s top executives. Discretion is of utmost importance here, with multiple entrances in the private corridor and a private elevator serving as an entrance to the many connecting hallways of the Capital Suite. Each gorgeous space can be used for both work and leisure, and can be simultaneously sectioned off or opened up depending on the guests’s needs. Guests can have board meetings, while their children play in the living room just next door – or host dinners while simultaneously getting some work done in the elegant private office. Every corner in the Capital Suite is designed to maximum effect, allowing for a versatile “boutique office” space, unlike anything else in the world.
“RPW Design has designed an innovative collection of spaces which cater for business meetings as well as entertaining and relaxation without having to transverse the hotel itself” – Ariane Steinbeck, Managing Director of RPW Design.
The sleek and modern design of the Capital Suite was inspired by the breathtaking Royal Parks surrounding the hotel. A calming environment that blends indoor spaces with the spectacular outdoor views of Hyde Park. Natural materials and subtle leitmotifs add layers of texture to the space, while quirky homages to Hyde Park add that quintessential British charm. For example, decorative bronze panels frame the master bed, while the park’s landscapes create the pattern for the carpets. In addition to this, world renowned art consultant, Peter Millard, sourced a wonderful selection of bespoke artworks. Each one offering a distinct vision of the suite’s running theme, without overpowering the natural energy of the space.