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The Gyle Hotel

Design Practice:

Blue Sky Hospitality

Project Title:

The Gyle Hotel

Project Location:

London, United Kingdom

Design Practice Location:

London, United Kingdom

All project descriptions are provided by SBID Awards entrants.

The Gyle is an intimate 33-room hotel, crafted from three heritage-listed Victorian houses and located on Argyle Square, across Kings Cross station. It takes its name from the ‘Duke of Argyle, Chief of Clan Campbell’, who used to own property in the area.

The Gyle has been conceived as a complete work of storytelling design by British artist and designer, Henry Chebaane. His design narrative evokes the residence of a fictitious character and her pet Scottie dog, caught in a space-time rift caused by Victorian scientists. The result is an intriguing juxtaposition of steam-age heritage, whimsical details and 21st century modernity. The intricate interiors create a rich, immersive world set within a layered palette of black, silver and greys accented by moss, fern and juniper greens.

The bespoke furnishing are all elements of storytelling that juxtapose past and present, facts and fiction, style and humour in a quintessentially British fashion.

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