Theo’s Simple Italian restaurant has been shortlisted in the ‘restaurant or bar in a hotel’ category at the 2015 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. DMA’s design for the new food & beverage concept at Hotel Indigo Kensington sets a precedent for the brand through the introduction of a retail element combined with an artisan deli, bar and restaurant.
InterContinental Hotels Group engaged DMA to re-invigorate the Kensington site by developing a neighbourhood story and placing a key focus on targeting local residents as much as hotel guests.
Michael Walsh, Director of Capital Projects Europe at InterContinental Hotels Group, said: “The wow factor created and the feedback in return has increased satisfaction from hotel guests and a 45% increase in local residents’ uptake of the restaurant space. The overall finish of the design and workmanship was of the highest quality throughout, a talking point for guests and locals alike.”
The Restaurant and Bar Design Awards ceremony will be held in London on October 1st.