Swissotel, ‘The Howard’, London
The extensive refurbishment of this 5 Star hotel, on the Thames Embankment, in the vicinity of it’s sister hotel, The Savoy, and part of The Fairmont Group, was completed in 2011, on programme and on budget, over 7 phases while the hotel was fully operational. Astronaut Kawada acted as Architect, Interior Designer, Project Manager and Cost Consultant on all aspects of the design and construction, from architecture and strategy, to interiors, furniture and fixtures. New guest accommodation included 156 rooms and corridors over 7 floors. Diverse ground floor works included a new reception and entrances, bar and lounge, toilets, library, conferencing facilities, and ‘back of house’ offices and staff facilities.