Project | The Peninsula London, First Look

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01/12/2023 - Light expresses the essence of luxury and harmony with its location at The Peninsula London, a new hotel and residence in Grosvenor Place. In designing the after-dark external identity and in support of a high-quality arrival experience, we were very aware of the civic role this substantial new piece of architecture would play within such a prestigious location.

Project: The Peninsula London

Client: The Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels

Architect: Hopkins Architects

Photographer: Exterior James Newton, Interior Will Pryce

Drawing on our understanding of the natural lighting conditions of London, we sought to create the right balance between the Portland Stone facades, the entrance courtyard, inside and outside, and the modest light levels of Belgravia.

Inspired by the Palazzo Farnese in Rome - this ‘four square’ building comprises eight levels of accommodation arranged around a central courtyard with elevations looking across three Royal Parks, the grounds of Buckingham Palace and towards Wellington Arch. 

Luminance study to balance 'brightness' with the Wellington Arch.

Each lighting point has been carefully considered, immaculately detailed, and fine-tuned to create the ideal relationship between the Peninsula brand, the architecture and the setting.


Inside, the language of light for the public spaces, including the lobby and colonnade, continues in the same vein. Elegant detailing and lighting tuned to adapt to daylight conditions support the vision for a consistent, exclusive ambience.

Interior Architect: Peter Marino Architect

Our brief further included the lighting design for the guest rooms, two highly distinctive restaurant spaces, two spectacular double-height ballrooms, The Peninsula Spa and Wellness Centre and amenities for the Residences.

'Canton Blue' Interior Designer: CAP Atelier

Further information will be available on our Projects page in Q1 2024.