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Robert Angell Design International

Grand Hotel Birmingham by Robert Angell Design International

Robert Angell International have been shortlisted for Bar/Club/Lounge – Europe Award in The International Hotel and Property Awards 2021.

The Brief was to create a new luxury hotel with 180 Bedrooms including a new reception, Bar, Lounge and Restaurant, Grand Ballroom and Terrace Bar About Birmingham.

Birmingham’s distinctive economic profile, with thousands of small workshops practicing a wide variety of specialised and highly-skilled trades, encouraged exceptional levels of creativity and innovation and provided a diverse and resilient economic base for industrial prosperity that was to last into the final quarter of the 20th century. Even at the beginning of the 21st it’s fast becoming a global recognised city and its new buildings and culture is at the forefront of any international city.

Robert Angell set out to create a glamorous and unique hotel that will serve as a hub for the successful, creative and new age clientele. They listened to the existing architecture of the building, recapturing & celebrating its beauty with acute attention to detail, embracing the unique city of Birmingham and its powerful Heritage. Robert Angell International wanted to encapsulate the identity of both Birmingham & the architecture of the building in a never before seen concept that speaks to the discerning customers of today & sits effortlessly within contemporary culture, A truly unique, timeless interior.

Seeing this amazing Building regain its status as a Grand Hotel, but in the modern sense of being more relaxed approachable and cool. The Lounge Bar is perhaps one of the best places to take in the vibe of the hotel, with its rediscovered floral mosaics around the windows and refurbished moulded ceilings. This room as much of the hotel was completely gutted apart from some ceilings and window details and the Grand Stairs and Ballroom as it was just too far gone into a state of disrepair over the last decade it as stood empty

It works well because it feels like a Grand Hotel and yet its all brand new design and the designers took what was left of bits of mouldings or panels and create a totally new series of interiors that don’t detract from its Listed Heritage status but celebrate it and also bring about a kind of warmth and enveloping one in the design that makes you feel you are in a magical place.

The hotel is both vast & powerful, a beautiful piece of engineering & architecture yet it is also delicate & intricate in it’s renaissance style, teeming with botanical detail. Industry & invention is & has always been prevalent from whichever angle you look at the city, from its revolutionary history & pioneering future.

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