London Piccadilly’s five-star Hotel Café Royal has recently unveiled a brand new lobby and “guest arrival experience.”

Created by the world-renowned architect and interior designer Piero Lissoni with a total £5m investment, the impressive new lobby provides a glamorous entrance to the hotel.


It has been inspired by the lobbies of the world’s Palace hotels and features a new reception area that is one of the largest in London. There is also a new restaurant located above, also designed by Lissoni, completing the hotel’s first upgrade since it opened its doors five years ago.

“I wanted to respect and convey the true ‘feeling’ of London by combining the contemporary life and taste of the city’s inhabitants with its inherent elegance and tradition,” explains said Lissoni.


The opulent lobby is extremely spacious and features bespoke Murano glass chandelier that dominates the room. This is what greets guests after they enter through the double height revolving door.

The back of the lobby is where the reception and guest relations desks are, flanked on each side by large bookshelves containing a library of books produced and curated by Maison Assouline.

The lobby is completed with contemporary furniture designed by Paolo Castelli and legendary Italian makers Poltrona Frau, Cassina and Living Divani.

Above the new lobby space, Lissoni’s work continues into the 110 cover restaurant which will open soon.

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