Mayfair

Haymarket Hotel

400

1 Suffolk Place,
London,
England,
United Kingdom,
SW1Y 4HX .

“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 (including one of our all-time favorites, the Charlotte Street Hotel), the designer and her husband and business partner, Tim Kemp, create memorable public spaces. Even the Haymarket’s indoor pool lounge is no mere fitness center—its wenge-and-pewter bar, nightclub-caliber sound system, and 300-person capacity are clearly meant for after-hours activities.