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15 Years of Morgans Hotel Group in London

Sanderson & St Martins Lane to unveil new rooms in Spring 2014

Tuesday, April 01, 2014
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With a renewed emphasis on comfort and simplicity, Morgans Hotel Group will redefine its iconic London hotels; Sanderson and St Martins Lane, with the unveiling of newly-redesigned guestrooms. Interior designer Tim Andreas of Banjo Ad Inc pays homage to the original ethos of both hotels by blurring the lines between baroque and minimalist, extravagance and simplicity. The new rooms epitomize high-concept design while enhancing the guest experience through comfort and functionality. With a distinctive service style and refreshing new guestrooms, Sanderson and St Martins Lane begin a new era and continue to serve as destinations for locals and visitors alike.

Tim Andreas has a rich history with Morgans Hotel Group, working on numerous projects for the company including Sky Bar at Mondrian Los Angeles and Shore Club South Beach, the Penthouse at Mondrian Los Angeles and the renovation of the guestrooms at Delano South Beach.

“This design of Sanderson’s rooms distills a decidedly English decorative approach to modern luxury and comfort,” says Tim Andreas. “St Martins Lane sets a tranquil stage for your London adventure.”

Sanderson’s redesigned rooms will exude a feeling of residential comfort with custom additions like the new, built-in banquette offering an area to work, relax or dine. Tailor-made additions will be seen throughout the rooms including the “Tchin Tchin” chair (named after Tim Andreas’ dog) in the banquette area, while custom rugs and blackout shades further elevate the room’s aesthetic, featuring artist David Hargrove’s hand painted designs on each. Thoughtful touches subtly complement each room, such as the light fixtures that create an illusion of a full moon when seen against the custom blackout shades.

The 150 redesigned guestrooms will also offer a more practical and convenient experience with elements like new side tables with integrated reading lights, additional USB charging stations near the bed, new flat screen smart TV’s and a media hub with high-current USB charging, HDMI video and music playing capabilities.

The rooms will introduce a new sense of modern, paying tribute to the baroque era. Tim’s designs are inspired by decorative motifs from the 17th century including decorative, plaster trophy designs, elaborate wood oak carvings and hand-blocked scenic wallpaper to reflect the serenity and comfort of an English Manor House. With minor updates to the bathroom design, it remains encased in a glowing floor-to-ceiling glass box wrapped in golden layers of sheer curtains.

St Martins Lane:
The vibrant St Martins Lane is a 204- room urban resort situated in the heart of London’s theatre district. Juxtaposing its electrifying lobby scene, the rooms at the hotel offer a sensuous and luxurious sanctuary where guests can unwind. Expressing an experiential approach to minimalism, Tim uses the expansive floor-to-ceiling windows as a unique backdrop to low and simple furnishings to create the feeling that guests are floating over the city. Linen drapery, polished aluminum, teardrop lighting fixtures and pale leopard print carpets soften the space, while the updated iconic interactive light feature allows guests to elevate their mood selecting from a spectrum of colors with a custom-designed dial. The newly-painted room will enhance this lighting effect, which will also reflect off of the newly dichroic laminated glass desk as well as the illuminated surface that holds the new flat-screen smart TV.

Continuing with the dream-like, whimsical feel, Tim installed a new mini bar with mirrors for a “see through” effect. Similar to Sanderson, St Martins Lane will also offer a more practical and convenient experience with elements like a new white leather chair that rotates 360 degrees for optimal viewing of the entire room, bedside reading lights, additional USB charging stations near the bed, and media hub with high-current USB charging, HDMI video and music playing capabilities.

As London icons and Morgans Hotel Group Originals, Sanderson and St Martins Lane are distinctive and daring, continuing to push the boundaries of what a hotel can be.

Room rates from £239 VAT.
Summer in the City Package
Up to 30% off the Best Available Rate
Includes breakfast for two and a bottle of Champagne in room on arrival
Book by 30th June
Valid 21st July - 7th September
Both hotels offer complimentary wifi for guests. For more information, please visit www.morganshotelgroup.com.

About Morgans Hotel Group
Morgans Hotel Group Co. (NASDAQ: MHGC) is widely credited as the creator of the first “boutique” hotel and a continuing leader of the hotel industry’s boutique sector. Morgans Hotel Group operates Delano in South Beach, Mondrian in Los Angeles, New York and South Beach, Hudson in New York, Morgans and Royalton in New York, Clift in San Francisco, Shore Club in South Beach and Sanderson and St Martins Lane in London. Morgans Hotel Group has ownership interests or owns several of these hotels. Morgans Hotel Group has other hotels in various stages of development to be operated under management or franchise agreements. These include Delano properties in Las Vegas, Nevada and Moscow, Russia; Mondrian properties in Baha Mar in Nassau, The Bahamas, London, England, and Doha, Qatar; and a Morgans Original in Istanbul, Turkey. Morgans Hotel Group also owns a 90% controlling interest in The Light Group, a leading lifestyle food and beverage company. For more information please visit www.morganshotelgroup.com

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