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Case Study: Claridge's Royal Suite

1 August 2022
Case Study: Claridge's Royal Suite

In 2019 Collier Webb were contacted by Rainey & Best to work on a luxury bespoke interior architecture project for Claridge’s hotel – a refurbishment of their Royal Suite.

An exciting undertaking for the Collier Webb designers and craftsmen which involved working closely with Nicole Fetcher, Interior Design Manager for the Maybourne Hotel Group.

Our designers were briefed with drawings for some exquisite sliding doors which would frame the suite’s dressing room.

The Royal Suite’s re-design would reflect the Coronation of Her Majesty The Queen and the bespoke sliding doors were to feature beautiful hand-embroidered fabric by Geraldine Larkin, mirroring the techniques used to create the Queen’s coronation gown.

The intricate handles to the sliding doors were based on a wreath applique pattern found in the Collier Webb archive. They were cast using the traditional lost-wax method of metal casting, complemented by the modern technology of our machine department who created the subtle engraving on the edge of the doors.

The metal work for the sliding doors was finished in “gilded brass” by our colour specialists to complement the bathroom door furniture, also made at the Collier Webb Foundry.

The final touch to the truly unique sliding doors was non-reflective glass, usually used in gallery frames.

The doors to the bathroom of the Royal Suite were to feature a bespoke version of our Floret door knob. They operate an espagnolette style locking system, designed to be hidden within the thickness of the doors.

The Royal Suite which covers 2400 sq ft, is the perfect nod to Victorian elegance with contemporary touches and expert craftsmanship at every glance.

A restored dining table has been paired with chairs upholstered in ‘Buckingham blue’ silk with gold thread and piping, crafted by our sister company, Gainsborough. In addition is beautiful hand-painted wallpaper by de Gournay, damask silk wall coverings and an original Gilbert and Sullivan grand piano

To find out more about our bespoke interior architecture capabilities contact our design team at