London's Upcoming Beaumont Hotel Unveils Inhabitable Sculpture

Here's some news for art fans in London's Mayfair district: The Beaumont, a hotel set to open in September, has unveiled a new piece of artwork that you can actually live in. commissioned as a piece of public art from sculptor, Antony Gormley.

It's art. It's a hotel room. It's both!

Gormley’s ROOM is both a figural sculpture and an architectural extension to the hotel. The interior is a fumed oak-clad bedroom in a suite of rooms; the exterior is a giant crouching cuboid figure based on the artist’s body. A low-level wing to the south side of the building’s facade served as a readymade plinth and also connected to a suite of rooms on the second floor. The structure consists of welded plates of stainless steel—pale and matte, just as they come from the mill—without internal supporting armature. 

ROOM is one of 23 suites in the 73-room hotel. The Beaumont will also have a restaurant (the Colony Grill Room), an American Bar and a residents’ only lounge, The Cub Room, a gymnasium, and a spa with hammam.
Rates for ROOM begin at £395 per night, and includes tax and service.

When it opens, the Beaumont will have 50 rooms, 13 studios and 10 suites. It will be a short walk to the luxury stores on Mount Street, South Audley Street and Bond Street; the green spaces of Grosvenor Square, Berkeley Square and Hyde Park; and Mayfair's art galleries.

The Beaumont will be located at Brown Hart Gardens in Mayfair