Inhabit hotel in London’s Paddington neighbourhood is London’s first wellness focused boutique hotel.

Providing a new hotel experience with a focus on community and discovery, conventional boundaries between front and back of house have been blurred encouraging guests to spend less time in their rooms, and more time enjoying the open plan dining spaces, or exploring the hidden library.

The hotel is formed of a collection of six restored, grade 2 listed Georgian townhouses. The new layout rationalises a series of previously labyrinthine spaces and reinstates a more historically accurate plan form.

Sustainability was at the core of the design process; during the renovation process 270 items weighing nearly 3 tonnes were diverted from landfill via third sector marketplace Globechain. Socially conscious interiors also fuse Scandinavian influences with classic British design and include collaborations with social enterprise the Goldfinger Factor, who offer training and carpentry apprenticeships for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.


Location: London
Status: Completed (2019)
Client: Private