ROOM at the Beaumont?
Stonewest’s recently completed paint removal, redecoration and facade repair project at the Beaumont Hotel in Mayfair brought us in close contact with a mysterious figure from the well known Turner Prize-winning British artist Antony Gormley and his series of human like sculptures.
A striking element of the hotel, the figure “ROOM” is an experiential work of art commissioned for the luxury, 5 star hotel. As the property’s signature suite "ROOM" is part conventional hotel room, part sculpture, with a bedroom that takes the form of a giant steel figure crouching on a wing of the building.
Stonewest were engaged to complete the external restoration work for Grosvenor Investments Limited. This allowed us to work with Project Managers Chorus, Architect Reardon Smith and building consultants Hutton & Rostron and Carrig to complete the removal of all previous paint schemes using minimal invasive methods employing chemical softeners and steam systems. The three quarters of a million pound facade works project included Stonewest surveying and quantifying the extent of intervention for paint removal to rendered surfaces and faience, completion of paint removal and lime render repairs prior to complete re-painting. In addition to the decorative scheme Stonewest supplied and fixed replacement pre-cast capitals to the columns to the main entrance.
The Beaumont is the first hotel by Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, the London restaurateurs behind The Wolseley, The Delaunay and a number of other leading restaurants in the capital.The Beaumont Hotel occupies a historic 1926 listed building overlooking Brown Hart Gardens. Reflecting the era in which the hotel was built, the interiors feature restrained Art Deco touches, original artefacts, antique pieces of furniture and an eclectic mix of authentic works of art sourced from all over the world.