The Hospital Club Hotel

The Hospital Club Hotel

This Private club opened in 2004 and is for members of the creative industries. The seven story building (formerly St Paul’s Hospital) boasts TV and Music Studio, a GalleryRestaurant and Bars, a Screening RoomHotel Rooms, and the Oak Room, a live performance space. This venue is simply buzzing with creative vibes, a place to drink, socialise and a place to rest your weary head, all in the centre of London. Don’t worry though, you don’t have to be a member to stay in their gorgeous hotel rooms and be given access to all other areas when you do so – though you might miss out on a handy discount!

The Hospital Club Hotel Room

There are 15 hotel rooms in total and all of them are extraordinary (design by Russell Sage Studios) but our favourite is the suite. Huge King sized bed with dark wooden feature wall and warm cosy side lamps make for a welcoming night of rest. Plump pillows and bold coloured scatter cushions highlight the creative flair of the building, not forgetting this brave multi coloured carpet which truly is the statement here. We love the large balcony windows letting in tonnes of light whilst still being very private with high external walls and greenery. The wall hanging adds the perfect bohemian tone to this swish contemporary design and is an unusual addition in a hotel room.

The Hospital Club Bathroom

The bathroom is an experience in itself and is everything it should be. The deep bathtub perfect for a candlelit bath and we love the chrome old style taps. Earthy tones of the walls and floor with natural wood finishes have a welcome calming effect, perfect for bathing and washing the day away. The Hospital Club won’t let us forget where we are though, with the quirky stained glass windows, reminding us of the creative space. A rainforest shower, fluffy white bathrobes and deluxe bathing products are all simply, the cherry on the top.

The Hospital Club second hotel room

Time for some well-earned relaxation in the suite living area. This section of the suite boasts absolute luxury.  We love the plush curved sofa in this gorgeous shade of blue and deluxe veneer drinks cabinet echoing Hollywood 40’s glamour era, a perfect piece for a hotel centred on those in the creative industry.

The Hospital Club close up

One of the things we love most about this hotel is the opportunity for creatives. An election of artists from The Hospital Club community were assigned a bedroom to curate and exhibit their work giving every room its own unique and individual identity.

The Hospital Club Hotel Artwork of creative people
The Hospital Club close up
The Hospital Club close up

This Hotel is contemporary mixed with the perfect amount of bohemian artistry and not one to be missed if you’re in London!

Bring the outdoors-in.

Bring the outdoors-in.

Influence your guests with the delight of nature.

Hotels can create enrapturing layouts by using inexpensive, naturally unique plant displays.

A hotel’s decor, ambience and architecture is enhanced increasingly from a plain space to a quaint and luxurious abode using plant installations; helping to transform both interior and exterior display aspects.

 

  1. WELCOME WITH DELIGHT – EXTERIOR

Introduce your guests to the beauty of nature as soon as they arrive. The plush greens and multitudes of colours add texture to the exterior, giving a more enticing invitation to onlookers and guests.

Plants, (especially flowers) make us happy. They even make most of us smile. So, why not make your guests smile with excitement when entering your hotel.

 

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Decorative plant pots are a great way of adding artistic design into an area and a great way to keep living plants contained. The partnership of the luscious plant and the art feature-pot brings the whole piece to life.

 

 

 

 

 

2. HALLWAY & PUBLIC AREAS


Continue to revive your guests through their journey of the hotel. Continue to influence them with the calming nature of the indoor plants on display.

 

 

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3. A TRICKLE OF NATURE – BATHROOM


The moist air produced by baths and showers help plants thrive and flourish. Helping us benefit from their natural greenery making a lovely contrast to the cool tiles and sanitised environment around them.

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4. DESTINATION OF DREAMS – THE BEDROOM (ACCESSORIES)


Bring calm, joy and peace to your guests using accessories with a subtle hint of nature. Here are some examples of hotel bedrooms doing exactly this using natural colour tones through rugs, shades, throws, pillow cases, plants, furniture finishes, flooring, curtains, artwork.

 

Feature walls are a great way to present nature artistically. It’s a certain wow factor and really brings a boldness to a room or area. A must is to make sure the wallpaper isn’t too empowering on the room, that the artwork is tasteful as well as in taste with the room’s colour scheme.

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Why not match the blue outdoors with a blue decor?
Make a statement in other areas of the hotel and enhance the decor with feature walls.

5. A BALCONY


Not every hotel has a sea-view to greet guests, but with a balcony apartment you can create a comfortable and cosy garden.

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Create a wonderful escape guests will want to return to again and again. Re-energise your hotel with life and air bringing peace to all that stay.

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More ideas on how to create mesmerizing escapes for your guests.

Needs Of A Business Traveler

Needs Of A Business Traveler

Creating a pleasant and workable environment for business travelers, increases the potential for these hotel hoppers to return to your place of hospitality as-well-as gain a high probability of recommending your services to their networks. Hoteliers can succeed this by accommodating business travelers necessary requirements. These requirements are likely to be specific and differentiate with tourist requirements.

A business traveler who is able to work functionally, practically and in comfort is more likely to frequent a hotel as this decreases their stress of finding and booking another business-friendly hotel whilst assured of the ability to do productive work.

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GET THE BALANCE RIGHT! Ensure you provide requirements for your business travelers that doesn’t impede on your tourist traveler essentials. Some needs are the same for both travelers ie…Clean, quiet rooms; polite staff, local taxi information etc.

 

Here are suggestions to making your business guests feel more productive and comfortable to perform work tasks.

  1. Tables and Chairs

This is a top priority for any business traveler. A workable-level table for a laptop and a practical (preferably an adjustable) chair to sit on.

  • In hand with this: ideally located plug sockets. These plug sockets should be located close to the table and if not – why not provide an extension cable in the room or note to them that an extension is available at reception.

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2. Good lighting


  1. To keep your business guest alert and awake, a well-lit room (or at least a well-lit work space) helps prevent the urge to chillout in the cosy hotel room and acts as a good start to a productive day. Ensure you have the choice of mood lighting and full spectrum lighting ie dimmer lighting or lamps.
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3. A well insulated room


For business travelers – a quiet space is a must! The quieter the better. If not all your hotel rooms are well insulated to protect from noise interruption, then do consider that the few rooms you have insulated well – should be prioritised for guests that are on business.

However, for any hotel – it is recommended to have all rooms well insulated, as no customer wants to be disturbed by noise.

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4. Good internet access


 

A business guest most certainly needs internet access to work freely. Again, if not available in your hotel. Do prepare a suggestion to a local cafe/area with wifi.

Free wireless broadband access is most preferable due to it’s flexibility for a business traveler to move around.

5. Good Coffee


Business travelers are expected to be the highest number of guests to consume coffee. Travelers from around the globe are becoming more experienced and more demanding for coffee to stimulate individual work flow – and instant coffee won’t cut it for most. If you have a service for great, quality coffee, you will be their best friends. If you do not, ensure you can kindly offer a local cafe alternative that will cater for them.

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6. Lastly, if you are looking to be even more business-traveler friendly,


Then here are some more requirements business travelers are likely to desire:

  1. Quick turnaround dry cleaning, pressing, shoe shine services.
  2. Beauty salon / Barbour shop with ability to provide last minute services.
  3. Massage services.
  4. Local recommended restaurants, bars and sites
  5. Gym services or areas to play sports
  6. Free local calls long distance calling over the internet
  7. Printing facilities
  8. Conference room availability – look to your local area, if you cannot facilitate this.
  9. Cables and office equipment of all kinds – Local tech shops
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Make It Timeless

Make It Timeless

Fabricating a hotel’s grand entrance doesn’t have to mean architecture like this…

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Or this…

The smallest hotel or even a hotel situated in an unlikely location can still deliver a prestigious welcome to their guests. Conceive a glamorous atmosphere with creative design and exude luxury from the inside out! Here are some suggestions:

  1. Textured walls

Enrapture your guests with opulence and entice them to caress contemporary wallpaper. Great wallpaper textures we’d suggest are:
– Vinyl and leather effect pattern, which are both hard wearing and washable.
– Suede fabric, which is not so easy to wash but is simply gorgeous to feel.
– Foil print, for an instant and vibrant luxury look.

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2. A Sparkling Statement


Make the lights in the room grande and expansive – a chandelier doesn’t have to be traditional, make it contemporary like this ringed chandelier?

Alternatively, add some crystals/diamantes to lampshades and hanging lights to create a chandelier effect.

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  1. Accessories, features and sculptures to include glamour and expensive sophistication.

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4. Mirror and Chrome


Flawless and untouched characteristic.

 

Chrome – a futuristic and advanced style to the luxuriousness of the room.

 

 

Mirrors – A delicate and fragile characteristic to the room and because every star wants to make sure they look good at every angle.

5. Make it Grand!


Bigger chairs, bolder colour, softer texture. Make your guests feel like they own a thrown!

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6. Divide the room with a designer screen.


Add an element of heightened sophistication, why not add something out of the ordinary, something different and quirky that you wouldn’t see every day.

Never feel limited by your hotel’s exterior, create the boudoir your guests won’t expect.

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Welcome a Weekend Wind Down

Welcome a Weekend Wind Down

This May bank holiday and holiday weekends to come, your guests will be looking to explore the new sites that surround their new location as-well-as wind down in their hotel room and take a break from their busy lifestyle. Like a shoulder to cry on, you can provide the cosy, protective environment your residents need, in order to help them relax and let it all go.

 

  1. Firstly, expected requirements are in order to welcome your guests.

Refreshed tea, coffee, biscuits
Origami towels
Toiletries provided
TV with as many channels as possible
Hotel room service information presented neatly
Friendly staff… etc etc

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  1.  A cosy looking environment.

Encourage your guests to relax with rugs, throws & cushions are THE simplest and most effective accessories to help transform your minimal room into a boudoir of cosy-ness. These soft-feeling accoutrements come to the rescue every time when it comes to comfort.

3. Photo frame service


For frequenting travelling clients, who may be susceptible to loneliness whilst confined in a hotel. If not already a service available at your hotel, why not introduce a photo frame service in which your customers can send a photo prior to arriving and be welcomed with a photo of their loved ones. This is a great service making your customers feel not so far away from home.

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  1. Sofa(Beds) and armchairs

Whether your suite/room has the space for it, a sofa is a wonderful piece of furniture for your residents to feel at home. Watching the TV, or chilling reading a magazine – quaint, comfort is what you’ll be ensuring your guests with their stay.

IF possible, allow your furniture to be moveable – allow your customers to make the room suit their needs and let them create their own feng shui with what suits their mood.

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5.Entrance music


For new builds and refurbishing projects. Timely controlled music for your guests when arriving to their room is a very conscientious and warm touch to your customers stay. Especially if the music is gentle and soft sounding your guests will feel relaxed and comforted by the sounded welcome.

 

 

 

As well as sounding music in the hotel room, music playing in the foyer, entrance and hallways are also a great way to keep residents calm and peaceful.

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A Room with NO View

A Room with NO View

‘Oh darling, why didn’t you check there was a view in our room?!’

A window, a view. What a privilege. This minor but crucial detail can be the decision maker to unsettling a relationship. The only way they can rid these destructive emotions is to leave the place of temporary residence and enjoy the surroundings to forget the couple’s unfortunate miscommunication; therefore leaving a bad memory of the room/hotel increasing the chance of these customers never to return again!

Dramatic…yes! But we have a point!

Of the majority, we desire a view with our room and as Basil Fawlty states: what we all pay and expect to see out of every hotel we visit, ‘Is it the Sydney Opera House, perhaps? The Hanging Gardens of Babylon? Herds of wildebeests swinging majestically…’. however, the view ceases to amaze our expectations.
We have the alternative answer that will help ensure your customers return and remember that when their room wasn’t booked with a view they didn’t mind and enjoyed their stay the same as if they were looking to an expansive landscape of Italy.

Here’s how:

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  1. White/Light walls!

Increase the brightness of the room with the old trick – a blank canvas wall. Help the clients eye, gaze onto the fabulous furniture and the accessories you have in the room. The light colours will simulate an expansive and open feel, reflecting the colour in the room and illuminating any light that is in the room.

  1. Compliment these walls using light, bright lampshades and light bulbs.

Brightly coloured lampshades are a great accessory to help irradiate a room. Especially if they are using well lit light bulbs that adequately mimic the spectrum of light that’s given in natural daylight such as Seasonal Affective Disorder bulbs (SAD).

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3. Expanse with Mirrors!


Adding mirrors to the room will help simulate the effect of a window or reflection of rays entering the room. As well as bounce around the light colours in the room to expand the space and depth.

  1. Hidden lighting

Hiding the light in the room creates the feeling of an open and exposed space, the same way light creeps into an open window. 

This can be used with lower ground lighting, hidden lamps or tucked away in walls.

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5. Artwork


As well as it’s obvious purpose of mimicking a window in the room, the freedom of using a variety artistic canvases will help break up the wall and ceiling to add texture and variety. Therefore the artwork you choose could reflect the fields of Babylon and your hotel residents shouldn’t complain at all.