Mint Hotel Westminster

London, UK

This was Studio Proof’s first hotel project and what a start. Overall winner of SLEEP European hotel design awards 2003, and RIBA and Westminster Civic Trust awards 2003.

Collaborating alongside Bennetts Associates Architects, the interior designs included cocktail bar, restaurant and dispense bar.

Clean lines and fresh spaces gave an uncluttered, innovative, and strictly modern space, punctuated with the dramatic use of colour and rich timbers, and bespoke art installations.

The ‘Millbank Lounge’ bar became an infamous cocktail destination for the policital set, and features a stunning red glass and resin-stone avenue, sitting beneath with huge red glowing Barrisol ceiling panels (and legend has it that Elton John had a party to end all parties here in 2004).

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Client: Mint Hotels (formally City Inn Hotels)
Opening: 2003
Budget: £30M+
Scope: Reception and lounges, cocktail bar, restaurant and dispense bar, guestrooms and suites
Skills: Interior design
FF&E specification
Furniture design