The long awaited Chiltern Firehouse Hotel at 1 Chiltern Street, London W1, finally opened on 14th February 2014 after nearly five years of redevelopment.
A partnership between Harry Handelsman and André Balazs, this ambitious development transformed a derelict Grade II Listed old fire station into a stylish 26 bedroom boutique hotel, right in the heart of London. The hotel features a 100-cover restaurant and courtyard, a private dining room, a hotel bar and event space. Operated by André Balazs, the Chiltern Firehouse is his first collaboration with Manhattan Loft Corporation and also his first venture outside of the US.
Drawing on our knowledge and experience of restoring listed buildings, the development team at Manhattan Loft Corporation have ensured the building retained its character and history. Protecting its precious heritage, original features have been restored and actively incorporated into the hotel, including reinstatement of the original façade detail, the triple height ladder shed and even the fireman’s pole.
You’re going to want to be a part of this place, really badly
The Sunday Times Magazine
The scene at the Firehouse is indisputably the hottest in London
Comprising beautiful and challenging architecture, heritage, storytelling and iterative and collaborative design, the hotel that has resulted is charming, in the truest, spell-casting sense of that word
Financial Times How To Spend It