It List 2008
Courtesy of Haymarket Hotel
City Hotel. “Why not have some fun!” may well have been what Kit Kemp said as she released her arsenal of bold colors and supergraphic effects on the public spaces of the former American Express London headquarters in the heart of the theater district. Masters of the clubby/cozy/contemporary (e.g., London’s Soho Hotel, Knightsbridge Hotel, and one of our all-time favorites, Charlotte Street Hotel), the designer and her husband and business partner Tim Kemp know how to create properties that strike a perfect balance between a classic English manor and a buzzy film– and art-world haunt.