Built in 1787, The Montcalm was originally a graceful Georgian residence on a quiet crescent in central London. In the 1970’s the building was converted into a hotel, resulting in the loss of all of the original interiors but retaining the classical façade. The Manser Practice was commissioned by the new owners to transform the tired and dated interiors to create a five star boutique hotel.
We worked with the proportions of the Grade II listed existing façade to produce spaces which relate to the original building, realised in a simple and contemporary palette. At the ground floor level we have enclosed an existing courtyard to form a new restaurant space. Distinctive oval roof lights punctuate the green roof of this lightweight extension, flooding the dining space with natural light.
The 142 guestrooms and bathrooms have been completely refurbished, creating luxurious wet rooms, divided from the bedroom by full height glass screens. The ground floor now accommodates an elegant lobby and reception area alongside the restaurant and bar, while an existing basement level has been converted into a stylish spa.