Lost Property found near St Paul’s Cathedral
Situated in the heart of London’s oldest historical district and a stone’s throw away from St Paul’s Cathedral is newly opened Lost Property, the latest addition to Curio Collection by Hilton.
Lost Property aims to appeal to travellers seeking a one-of-a-kind experience, that sets it apart from any other offering within the City of London.
Architectural and interior design studio Ica have brought their skill and experience to implement an elevated design with diligent coordination and meticulous execution.
The interior design partnership between Rani Ahluwalia, Founder and Creative Director of London-based Key Interior & Designs, and Ica has resulted in a true celebration of collaboration, craftsmanship, and imagination.
This reciprocal relationship has been hugely important to the success of the project.
Lost Property embodies the distinct culture and spirit of the community in which it resides. This is the endeavour of all hotels in the Curio collection.
The hotel is accentuated with Art Deco and mid-century design, with shots of bold colour, sculptural pieces, and opulent materials, all created to offer a stylish sanctuary in the heart of the city – a destination for those who love travel, art, and culture.
The narrative is spoken through curated eclectic art installations, motifs, and tactile materials, the idea being that, for a while at least, guests can lose themselves within the space and travel around discovering the Lost things of London.
A retreat from the buzzing streets outside, a place to rest those tired feet, a place of sanctuary.
At Lost Property you can “Lose yourself to find yourself.”
The unique shape of the building means that almost all the guestrooms are unique, with some having framed views of the iconic St Paul’s Cathedral.
The highly specialist finishes throughout required a high level of coordination and shared understanding, which Ica’s team have delivered to an exceptional standard.
Dramatic colour schemes within the guestrooms contrast with the crisp lines and timeless panelled walls.
Marble effect wall tiles and colourful mirrors which pull from the colour palette of each guestroom add a luxurious feel to the en-suite while the playful artwork continues the design narrative of “Lost things of London” and nature.
“Lost Property will soon be a landmark of London’s thriving hospitality sector, so it was amazing to collaborate so closely with Ica on the creative design of the hotel.
“The St Paul’s area is as beautiful as it is historic, and working on such a grandiose building was truly inspirational.
“The design is inspired by ‘lost things of London’ and nature, and features things that have been lost to time such as closed down tube stations.
“It’s a highly colourful, immersive, and vibrant experience, so we can’t wait for guests to explore the hotel and become lost in time themselves.”
Rani Ahluwalia, Creative & Design Director, Key Interior & Design
As well as the restaurant and bar Found, the designers created a new, cosy social space, for customers to unwind and catch up.
Tattle, is a premium coffee house and has a separate street entrance, accommodating Londoners and visitors alike.
The backdrop is adorned with quirky teacups featuring hand-painted ‘lost’ quotes and the combination of earthy deep greens and rustic timber finishes bring outdoor elements indoors and create a fully immersive relaxed space with a personal touch.
Lost Property is the beautiful outcome of a true design collaboration and is already a sought-after addition to London’s hospitality offering.