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伦敦拉里特酒店

The LaLit London

www.thelalit.com/the-lalit-london/

于英伦岁月里生如夏花


说起英国,人们会对古堡葡萄酒,或者是《唐顿庄园》的生活心动神驰;谈到印度,人们会对泰姬陵咖喱,还有多种信仰并存的宗教世界好奇不已。


在温莎城堡宏伟的哥特式建筑里,莫卧儿王朝的沙贾汗与姬的动人爱情继续着诉说;在致多样的英式下午茶点中,来自东方的香辛料赋予了新的味道在上流社会绅士贵族的交际会上,印度教天神湿婆的舞蹈孕育着重生的能量。

英国与印度的文化交融,注定会是一场来自灵魂的碰撞。


百年建筑的新主人


在伦敦这样多元化的城市里,不同的国家宗教的人们均汇集于此,在古典的文化氛围中追求着自我的理想,使之成为世界上最大的金融中心之一。曾经的雾都,在与他国文化的交织里突破迷障,越发的熠熠生辉。


“生如夏花之绚烂,死如秋叶之静美。”出自泰戈尔《飞鸟集》的妙丽诗句曾经震动了多少人的内心,给予浮躁的世界以安静的力量。作为印度诗人的泰戈尔颂扬着本国的文化,让这个来自古老东方的神秘佛国用其魅力感染着世人。


如今,来自印度的拉里特酒店进驻伦敦,为这座古老的城市再添光芒。


拉里特酒店集团由拉里特先生在1988年创立于印度首都新德里,是现今印度酒店行业的领军者。在多年的经营中,拉里特酒店集团在全印度分布有12家酒店,并于2017年初首次迈步海外,建设了伦敦拉里特酒店。


这座新酒店位处伦敦市中心,距离伦敦桥铁路枢纽站只有几百米,交通便利。酒店的建筑历史悠久,是维多利亚时期的风格,被英国政府列为二级历史建筑。最初的设计者,同时也是位于老贝利街,宏伟的中央刑事法庭建筑的缔造者,Edward Mountford,为一个文法学校设计了这处建筑,而谱写了名作《亚历山大四重奏》的赫赫有名的小说家Lawrence Durrell曾在这里度过了他的年少时光。拉里特酒店集团斥资五千万英镑重新整修了这处校址,聘用以英国知名建筑公司EPR Architects为主的设计团队营造出了这家东方与本土文化融合的五星级酒店。


南亚文化的体验馆


作为一家仅有70间客房的精品酒店,细节之处的精彩最能体现酒店的优越。在五种不同的房型中,每一间客房的布局和设计都不尽相同,尤其顶层客房的空间高达十米,宽敞而明亮。房间的床上都摆放有一只可爱的小象,名叫“Elphie”,是拉里特酒店的吉祥物,象征着酒店的包容性和多元化,颂扬着东方文化的精华。客房优雅而轻快的色彩带给大空间以律动感,多角度的装饰性照明灯光让老建筑的室内环境极富层次。房中的窗帘床头板等一系列丝织品都是印度风格的手工织绣,同样手工制作的木地板下的地暖设施贴心得保证了客人在寒夜时的温暖。卫生间的防雾方镜用无数块贝壳包边,好似中国古代的嵌螺钿工艺一般,闪烁着七彩的光泽。


因为酒店前身是学校的缘故,房间都是以教室和年级命名的,搭配着维多利亚时期的拱形格子窗,让远方的碎片大厦和其它地标性建筑仿佛摇身变成挂在墙上的风景画,点缀着明亮的室内空间。


风采迥异的寻味之旅


伦敦拉里特酒店的精品之处同样体现在就餐的环境。曾经为学校所用的大会堂被细致地改造成为“Baluchi”餐厅,17米高的拱顶展示着如今的富丽堂皇。以高贵的深蓝色墙面作为餐厅的基调,全部的家具均是在印度本土手工生产,每台重达半吨的钴蓝色海得拉巴吊灯在餐厅上方发出柔和的光晕,为巨大的空间消除了空旷的高压感。


对于来自南亚的厨师来说,只有最好的菜品才能搭配拉里特酒店。“Baluchi”餐厅提供源自克什米尔孟加拉,还有印度不同邦的菜系,主厨Arup Dasgupta曾旅行世界各地磨练技艺,如今得以为客人奉上在伦敦从未体验过的味道。极具异域风景的菜品让味蕾爆炸,像喀拉拉邦风味的龙虾浓汤 “Suroore Shorba”, 还有以雉鸡胸肉为主,佐以鸡肝酱和葫芦巴碎的“Gilafi Pheasant Ki Seekh”都是经典选择。同样,英国本地特色与东方味道的融合也让人惊叹。用喜马拉雅山脚下的Gucchi蘑菇,配以来自英国康沃尔郡的Exmoor鱼子酱和养殖于威尔士山脉的牛肉正是“Baluchi”餐厅对东西饮食文化的最好诠释。


如果白天的欢愉还不足以让客人体验到拉里特酒店的全部,那为何不在入夜后去酒吧坐坐呢。拉里特酒店的“Teacher‘s Room“提供多种鸡尾酒和无酒精特饮,全部用贝壳镶嵌的马赛克天花板光彩非常;都铎王朝风格的“Headmaster‘s Room”可以容纳30位宾客,精美的石雕壁炉在寒冬时散发着温热,跳动的火光投射在盛着香槟或白兰地的杯子上,闪烁着光芒。


位于亚洲次大陆的南亚文明与地处欧洲不列颠群岛的岛国文化在伦敦不期而遇,等待着你的探索。

Let Life be Beautiful Like Summer Flowers


Speaking of the UK, people will be fascinated by the castle, wine, or life in Downton Abbey; when it comes to India, people will be curious about the Taj Mahal, curry, and the religious world where many faiths coexist.


In the magnificent Gothic architecture of Windsor Castle, the touching love of Shah Jahan and Taj of the Mughal dynasty continues to be told; in the exquisite and varied English afternoon tea, the spices from the East give a new taste; at the social gathering of the highranking gentlemen and nobles, the dance of the Hindu god Shiva breeds the energy of the rebirth.


The cultural blend between Britain and India is destined to be a collision from the soul.


New Owner of a Centuryold Building


In a diverse city like London, people from different countries and religions gather here to pursue their ideals in a classical cultural atmosphere, making it one of the largest financial centers in the world.The past fog city has broken through the obstacles by interweaving with other countries‘ cultures, and it has become more brilliant than ever.


”Let life be beautiful like summer flowers, and death like autumn leaves.” The wonderful poems from Tagore‘s ”Stray Birds” have shaken the hearts of many people, giving the impetuous world a quiet power. As an Indian poet, Tagore celebrates his own culture and allows this mysterious Buddhist country from the ancient East to infect the world with its charm.


Today, the LaLit Hotel from India is stationed in London to add spark to the old city.


Founded in 1988 in New Delhi, India, LaLit Hotel Group is the leader in the Indian hospitality industry today. During its many years of operation, LaLit Hotel Group has 12 hotels throughout India and made its first overseas step in early 2017 to build The LaLit in London.


This new hotel is located in the heart of London, just a few hundred metres from the London Bridge Rail Station and is easily accessible. The hotel‘s historic architecture is Victorian and is listed as a Grade II historic building by the British government. The original designer, also the founder of the grand central criminal court building on Old Bailey Street, Edward Mountford, designed this building for a grammar school, and Lawrence Durrell who wrote the famous novel ”Alexander Quartet”, spent his youth here. The LaLit Hotel Group has refurbished the site for £50 million and has hired a design team led by the wellknown British construction company EPR Architects to create this fivestar hotel that blends the Eastern and local culture.


South Asia Cultural Experience Hall


As a boutique hotel with only 70 rooms, the details of the hotel can best reflect the superiority of the hotel. Each of the five different room types has a different layout and design, especially, the top floor rooms are ten meters high, being spacious and bright. There is a cute elephant on the bed in the room called ” Elphie ” , which is the mascot of the LaLit, which symbolizes the inclusiveness and diversity of the hotel and celebrates the essence of oriental culture. The elegant and light colours of the rooms give the large spaces a sense of movement, and the multiangle decorative lighting makes the interior environment of the old buildings richlylayered. A series of silk fabrics such as curtains and headboards in the room are handwoven in Indian style, and the floor heating under the handmade wooden floor ensures the warmth of the guests during the cold night. The antifog square mirror of the bathroom is covered with countless shells with a colorful luster.


Because the hotel was formerly a school, the rooms are named after classrooms and grades, and the Victorian arched lattice windows allow the distant buildings and other landmarks, such as Shard, to become landscapes hanging on the wall.


Amazing Journey of Tastes


The uniqueness of The LaLit London is also reflected in the dining environment. The Hall, once used for the school, was meticulously transformed into the ”Baluchi” restaurant, and the 17meterhigh vault shows the grandeur of today. With the noble dark blue wall as the base of the restaurant, all the furniture is handmade in India. Each of the cobalt blue Hyderabad chandeliers, weighing half a ton, gives a soft glow above the restaurant, eliminating the tension from the empty space.


For chefs from South Asia, only the best dishes can be paired with The LaLit. The ”Baluchi” restaurant offers cuisines from Kashmir, Bangladesh, and different Indian states. Chef Arup Dasgupta has traveled around the world to practice his skills and 

is now able to offer guests the taste they have never experienced before in London. The dishes with exotic scenery will make the taste buds explode. The Keralastyle lobster soup ”Suroor e Shorba”, and the ”Gilafi Pheasant Ki Seekh” with broiled chicken breasts and chicken liver paste and fenugreek are all classic choices. Similarly, the fusion of British local and oriental flavors is amazing. The use of Gucchi mushrooms at the foot of the Himalayas, with Exmoor caviar from Cornwall,England, and beef cultured in the Welsh mountains is the best interpretation of the EastWest food culture of the ”Baluchi” restaurant.


If the joy of the day is not enough for the guests to experience the fullness of The LaLit, why not sit at the bar after the night falls. The Lalit‘s ”Teacher‘s Room” offers a wide selection of cocktails and nonalcoholic beverages, and the ceiling made with a mosaic of shells is most glamorous; the Tudorstyle ”Headmaster‘s Room” can accommodate up to 30 guests, and the exquisite stone fireplace in the winter would radiate warmth, with the fire illuminating the cup of champagne or brandy.


The South Asian civilization in the Asian subcontinent and the island culture in the British Isles of Europe meet in London, and a new exploration awaits.

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