Strand Palace


An historic hotel located at the heart of London’s vibrant ‘Theatreland’, Strand Palace has been a West End landmark for more than a century, attracting thousands of tourists eager to experience the sights and sounds of the capital. Dating back to 1909, the hotel was first rejuvenated in the 1930s, and has since undergone a second stunning transformation to reflect the Art Deco movement that was characteristic of its heyday. Working with Trevillion Interiors, Area Sales Manager Lee Simmonds helped to breathe new life into the venue, with Solus’ presence seen throughout the contemporary revamp. Greeting guests at the entrance are the opulent quartzite-effect Hamptonian tiles from the Rawstone range, the undulating charcoal appearance of which provides a dramatic first impression. Bespoke steps composed of gleaming white and silver-veined Wyatt tiles, tipped with edges of cinder toned Allegra, both from the Marbalite 1 range, lead into the lobby. The custom-crafted ascent is illuminated by underfloor LED lighting, exuding an aura of luxurious sophistication. The honed tiles also grace the reception area where Allegra randomly features throughout the design, creating a geometric pattern within the body of its counterpart. The understated essence of Style Moderne continues in Haxells plush restaurant and bar where a sense of cohesion is created thanks to the repetition of Allegra and Wyatt, with the addition of the bronze dappled Kinlough, also from Marbalite 1, which lend a theatrical curved apron around the counter. The bespoke-cut design acts as an eye-catching focal point as well as providing a dynamic distinction between the drinking and dining areas. Photography: Mike Caldwell Photography
Solus CeramicsAn innovative and dynamic company, Solus is renowned among the architectural and design community for being one of the UK’s leading suppliers of commercial floor and wall tiles. We pride ourselves on being ahead of the curve, sourcing cutting-edge ranges and predicting future trends, and are passionate about providing first-class customer service. We recently augmented our extensive catalogue of approximately 100,000 porcelain, ceramic, glass, metal and natural stone products by launching organic flooring, luxury vinyl tile, engineered hardwood flooring and cork ranges. Our nationwide team of Area Sales Managers can also source custom-made products to assist in the creation of truly unique designs, and we provide a wide variety of bespoke tile cutting services at our head office in Birmingham. Well established within the industry, having launched in 1995, we are partnered with some of the world’s leading tile factories including Italian-based Casalgrande. Over the years, we have amassed a wealth of experience and expertise, and the business has grown substantially, catering for projects across a wide range of sectors. From the automotive and retail industries to hotel and leisure, office and workplace, swimming pool and spa, and restaurants and bars, it is our mission to provide the perfect solution for any design project. We provide comprehensive technical information for all of our products and are able to offer detailed fixing specifications. In addition, we can deliver advice on British Standards, and offer information on cleaning and maintenance, environmental and sustainability credentials, pendulum testing, and tile matching. We are featured on NBS Source, offer our clients free RIBA approved CPD seminars and provide a complimentary next day sample service.