LONDON: Battersea Power Station has unveiled the first images of art’otel London Battersea Power Station, the first art’otel to open in the United Kingdom.
The lifestyle hotel is inspired by a signature artist, with original art displayed throughout the rooms and public areas. The hotel’s design aims to complement the artwork it hosts, creating liveable art for guests.
The signature artist and interior designer of the art’otel London Battersea Power Station is award-winning Spanish artist and designer, Jaime Hayon. He is also the founder of Hayon Studio. With the newly released images, his vision can be seen for the first time in guest bedrooms and public areas.
“2022 is an incredibly exciting year for Battersea Power Station as we prepare to open the Grade II listed Power Station and Electric Boulevard to the public from September. The art’otel plays an integral role in the vibrant new riverside neighbourhood we’re creating,” Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC) chief executive officer Simon Murphy said.
Located within the Battersea Roof Gardens, the art’otel sits among a collection of residential and office buildings to the south of the Power Station. It will feature a new skyline destination restaurant and bar, rooftop swimming pool, as well as a gym, spa, event facilities, a grand café and an art gallery.
“I was very excited at the opportunity to develop the interior design for a London hotel project at Battersea Power Station, which is set to become a new hub for art and creativity. The leading role of art at art’otel London Battersea Power Station makes this a unique prospect to explore the interaction between art, product and interior design and I look forward to creating something truly special in this iconic central London location,” Hayon said.
Inspired by the Power Station’s history as well as its future at the centre of a new cultural district for London, Hayon’s designs utilise a bold and colourful palette. With the progress of outfitting the guest rooms and public spaces nearing completion, the art’otel is expected to open later this year. Residents have already begun living inside the restored power station.
The wider Battersea Power Station development is owned by a consortium of Malaysian investors comprising Sime Darby Property, S P Setia and The Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF).