When Soho-House founder Nick Jones saw the former Midland Bank building in 2012, he fell in love immediately and wanted to turn it into a hotel.
He called investor Ron Burkle, who brought in another heavyweight due to the enormous size of the project: Andrew Zobler of New York’s hotel group Sydell.
Together they managed the endeavor. The landmark building, originally designed by Sir Edwin “Ned” Lutyens in 1924, features nine restaurants and 252 rooms in a design of the 20s and 30s.
The design team had to consider some constraints. They had to work around about 92 green marble columns installed that were not allowed to be removed.
The bustling happening of the old reception hall of the bank could also by preserved. Today, 850 people meet here to eat.
Sir Edwin „Ned“ Lutyens
Alice Lund, Adam Greco and Rebecca King (The Ned In-House Design Team)
Vintage, Soho House Home Team