Alexander James International

Wins Marriott Hotels contract

Leading interiors designers, Alexander James International has won its first major contract with Marriott Hotels for its new Renaissance Hotel in Kiev. Alexander James International will be working alongside Marriott International and owners, Istill Real-Estate on this bespoke refurbishment project.

The historic building, situated on Vladimirskaya Street, one of Kiev’s main thoroughfares, has lain vacant for a number of years and the refurbishment, along with the new design scheme will create a new destination within central Kiev. When complete the hotel will comprise 173 guestrooms, restaurant, destination bar, function room and meeting rooms and will operate under the Marriott brand, Renaissance.

Richard Morton, director, Alexander James International, says: “This is a very exciting project with many interesting opportunities; we’ve been able to create a bespoke scheme that delivers an eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional styling which complements the existing fabric of this fabulous building. It really is a great privilege to bring such a beautiful, historic building back to life.”

The proposed design scheme delivers a sense of history; the lobby and lounge will feature stone floors and dark timber panelling to provide a dramatic backdrop, while bronze detailing will give a contemporary edge. The lobby reflects the tree-lined Vladimirskaya Street, with styled references including feature walls behind reception pods and a striking feature light which reflects leafy shadows onto the floor.

Guest bedrooms will benefit from high ceilings with plasterwork detailing will echo the era of the building. Loose furniture pieces and material selections reflect the Renaissance brand, whilst relating to the colours and textures of the historic city. The simplistic design will be populated with artwork, including a television panel with an illuminated niche incorporating locally inspired artwork.

Based in the UK with a creative team of some 30 years experience, Alexander James International has established a growing overseas client base, working for some of the world’s leading hotel operating groups as well as boutique and independent property owners.

For more information on Alexander James International, contact Richard Morton on 01189 241600 or visit the website:

For more information on the Renaissance brand of Marriott, visit the website:


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