THE PINEAPPLE AWARD FOR HOTEL DESIGN
Over the past few years, one name has begun to crop up regularly in connection with interior design and hotels – Nicola Harding. We are not talking big-brand, corporate hotel design, but quirky, under-the-radar boutique design – the type, in fact, from which so many of us take inspiration for our own homes. Nicola’s work at the Garden House at Beaverbrook in Surrey, one of the UK’s finest country house hotels, propelled her into the limelight. Since then, she has worked on several other hotel projects, most notably The Mitre on the banks of the River Thames at Hampton Court. How timely it seems, as she is announced as this year’s winner of The Pineapple Award, that her latest venture, the 14-room Beaverbrook Town House, which draws inspiration from a ‘Great Gatsby Art Deco vibe’, has just opened its doors on London’s Sloane Street, SW1.