Lost Property in London’s Square Mile reveals first look

A brand-new Curio Collection by Hilton hotel, which is set to open its doors in spring 2022 in the City of London, has today revealed the very first photographs of its new design-led rooms and elegant interiors.

Lost Property St. Paul’s London, Curio Collection by Hilton, will be the first hotel under the brand in the Square Mile when it welcomes its first guests next year, following a dramatic renovation. The hotel joins almost 50 Curio Collection hotels trading or under development across Europe and has been developed by leading property and real estate group Dominvs Group.

The new 145-room hotel will offer guests a bar, restaurant and café and is located on the doorstep of St Paul’s Cathedral on Ludgate Hill, which will make it a favourite of tourists and business travellers alike.

The elegant rooms have been designed by Rani Ahluwalia, Creative Director of Key Interior and Designs, in partnership with Ica – Hospitality, Architecture & Interiors. The lavish, sophisticated designs are spread over the hotel’s six floors and 7,660m2 floor space.

Curio Collection by Hilton is a global portfolio of more than 100 hotels and resorts, each hand-picked for its distinct character, appealing to travellers seeking one-of-a-kind discoveries and an independent hotel experience.

Drawing on the full design breadth afforded by the Curio Collection whilst extending it in new ways, the bedrooms are modern, design-conscious, and elegant. They blend classic features with high-quality furniture and a clean, crisp finish, giving the hotel a unique personality and character emphasised with bespoke artwork inspired by London’s lost stories in history.

The hotel is accentuated with deco and mid-century design, with shots of bold colour, sculptural pieces, and tactile materials that will offer a stylish sanctuary in the heart of the City of London. The interior’s neutral walls are elegantly contrasted with the furniture’s deep blues and warm timbers, with the fittings and trim finished in a lavish English brass. The colour palette and style is carried across into the en-suite bathrooms as well as through the hotel’s communal areas, including the restaurants and lobby.

While the interiors have been completely transformed, Dominvs Group has ensured the sensitive refurbishment of the building retains the external, Grade II-listed grey stone façade, preserving the beautiful, traditional architectural heritage of the area.

Only 100 metres from St Paul’s Cathedral, the hotel’s rooms facing north and east will have unrivalled views of the famous London landmark.

The hotel is situated in the middle of London’s financial heart and the new cultural hub of Culture Mile. Its brilliant transport connections make Lost Property the perfect base for business and leisure visitors alike. It is near City Thameslink, the Central line at St Paul’s, and the District and Circle lines at Blackfriars. It is also a short walk to London Bridge and the South Bank across the river.

Patrick Fitzgibbon, Senior Vice President, Development, EMEA, Hilton said:

“St Paul’s Cathedral is internationally recognised as one of London’s most treasured landmarks, and Lost Property St. Paul’s London, Curio Collection by Hilton will provide the perfect base from which to explore the capital. Dominvs Group have been exceptional partners, and we’re pleased to be growing our central London portfolio with this elegant addition.”

Rani Ahluwalia, Creative Director of Key Interiors and Designs, said:

“I’m delighted to finally reveal the inside of this beautiful new hotel. Over the last two years, we sought to create a hotel with its own personality; an elegant, modern space combined with a sophisticated and comfortable finish. Curio Collection by Hilton is renowned for its stunning bespoke and appealing interiors, and we have found the balance that complements the historical traditional exterior of the building.”

Ashley McCabe, Lead Interior Designer at Ica, said:

“St Paul’s Cathedral is such an iconic location and its presence dictates that this hotel needs to be a very special place. In a counter point to the grand civic architecture of St Paul’s, Lost Property is on a very human scale, a stylish and intimate retreat from the busy boulevard outside. The interior will provide the guests with a journey through quirky, unexpected spaces, finding themselves lost in the moment.”