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Tonik Associates

The Guardsman Hotel by Tonik Associates

Tonik Associates have been shortlisted for Hotel Under 200 Rooms – Global Award in The International Hotel and Property Awards 2021.

The design brief was to create a luxury club style hotel in tune with its surroundings offering sumptuous public and private areas with a focus on luxury with “purpose’. This hotel offers the guest the total private club experience, the public areas are intimate and bespoke. Art pieces and furniture were curated to reflect the intimate nature of the clubs mantra and attention to detail in material, furniture and artifact choice was a key driver for the interior team. The ground floor lounge and lower ground floor bar and restaurant act as one space to reflect the club ambience. The raised ceiling height in the bar restaurant and abundance of natural light flow into this intimate space adding to the connectivity.

The ground floor snug area maintains the quality of the public space and provides an enclosed area for privacy. Due to the tightness of the site the bedrooms on each of five floors are irregular in size and shape, to accentuate the bespoke nature of the offer 3 themes were introduced into the design of the private spaces. The themes were reflections of the hotel’s neighbourhood and history. This meant that all the rooms have an individual look and feel whilst maintaining the hotels DNA of Luxury and understated elegance. Bespoke bathroom design and fittings and natural finishes compliment the sumptuous material choice adding to the bespoke nature of the space. The upper floors of the hotel are dedicated to spacious residences, with bespoke kitchens and lounge areas some with external terraces add an extra dimension to the properties offer and accentuate the club feel encouraging a longer stay.

The hotel has been designed holistically, because of the hotels intimate nature all the public and private spaces flow and reflect the DNA of the property. The hotel has been designed using its location as a starting point and all the deign cues artwork and furniture pieces (both curated and off the shelf) reflect this language.

There were numerous bespoke pieces integrated into the hotels interior, Natural stones and timbers were sewn into the wall and floor finishes, a a bespoke foundry staircase, bar and light features are prominent in the public and private spaces. specially commissioned art pieces compliment the curated painting and sculpted and library pieces.

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