Once again, Piperhill have had the pleasure in installing all Christmas decorations for each of The Maybourne Group’s London Hotels; Claridge’s, The Berkeley and The Connaught.
Claridges, with it’s hugely celebrated festive history, has this years decorations inspired by the roaring 20s. A frozen dreamscape is created in the distinctive black and white marbled lobby, with a white frosted tree adorned with shimmering swathes of over 10,000 crystal garlands and pendants.
Taking up its place beneath the lobby staircase, this year’s Christmas tree sits upon a mirrored pool with light reflections playing around the space, enhancing the sense of an immersive dreamland, with a mystical, iridescent and ethereal feel.
Designed by long-time collaborator Kally Ellis, founder of renowned British floral designers McQueens Flowers, Claridge’s Christmas Tree 2020 is a celebration of the hotel’s rich and glamorous Art Deco design heritage. Even the entrance nods to its Art Deco past with designer Basil Ionides’ legendary leaping deer prancing along the hotel canopy amongst the twinkling Christmas trees.
We have also been tasked with installing the famous snowfall lights at the front entrance of The Berkeley Hotel and, at the south side of the hotel, the Winter Cabins. This terrace pop up is back and Bavarian style cabins have been constructed inviting guests to cosy up together under blankets, complete with flickering candles, fairy lights and a forest of fir trees.
The Connaught also continues to provide guests with that cosy Christmas spirit that London does so tastefully year after year. We have now installed the winter wonderland that greets all guests at the entrance by the Tadao Ando water feature, with a warm and festive cheer of glistering garlands in the lobby and twinkling lights hugging the grand staircase.