We spotted this little gem of an alternative hotel on the fabulous Inhabitat, and instantly fell in love with the moody interior and innovative upcycling. We were then delighted to see it was in our home town of Brighton. The Harrington is something very different.
The traditional form of hotel is completely spun on it’s head however by the creator, John Harrington as The Harrington has only one room. The ultimate in seclusion and luxury for the centre of the city.
And slap bang in the city it is – with views looking out to the iconic Royal Pavilion.
The interior itself is a wonderful collection of upcycled vintage finds, dark walls and indulgent touches, such as the welcoming entrance hall chandelier, made from 300 vintage crystal glasses.
Interesting lighting continues into the main room where a large, black LEGO chandelier drops from the ceiling above a bed flanked by two halves of an old piano.
The overall aesthetic is very much indulgent Victorian gothic with a twist, with stained glass and a large polished metal tub bouncing the light around the dark and lush space.
We think it is a wonderful little bolt hole for those who want to be left to their own devices, and for those who want a more traditional hotel experience, The Harrington can book a personal butler or even chauffeur to show you the sights of Brighton.
And as a Brightonian myself, I could not ask for a better introduction to our eclectic and quirky city. Well done The Harrington.
(images via Inhabitat)