Luxury London hotel The Berkley has welcomed a new bar and terrace space, designed by by interior specialist Bryan O’Sullivan Studio.
Joining the Blue Bar, the new 40-cover Berkeley Bar and Terrace, which offers a finely curated menu of wines and dark spirits, is intimate and refined, layered with a sense of old world glamour.
The space has its own terrace for alfresco gatherings and Snug, fitted out with its own sound system and call-for-service button, for private parties.
Set away from the main bar, the Snug houses a mural by New York-based artist TM Davy, which is inspired by original snug spaces in public houses, usually reserved for women and their secret discussions, when men and women did not mix socially.
The mural depicts gazing female faces with mysterious and knowing expressions, all connected with rhythmic lines to portray the connection and trusted relationships between them.
The main area boasts a half-moon marble bar and central fireplace, complemented by timber finishes, a unique walnut wood and a colour palette of soft corals, creams and pinks.
Repeat Brutalist-inspired arch forms that run through the space reference the home of the Grenadiers, an infantry regiment of the British Army whose stables were originally located on the Wilton Place grounds where the hotel was built.
Bryan O’Sullivan said: “I am honoured to have been asked to create this very special space for The Berkeley, famous for creating iconic bars.
The rich history of the building provided a spring board of inspiration for what we hope is a timeless yet contemporary new edition to this London landmark.”
The Berkeley’s general manager Knut Wylde added: “We are delighted to introduce The Berkeley Bar to our guests and, of course, our local community.
The hotel continues to contribute to the vibrant London bar scene with this opening which will complement our much-loved Blue Bar, and add something extra special to the hotel.”