Thomann-Hanry® completed a facelift to The Berkeley hotel, which boasts contemporary chic, two-Michelin-star cuisine and a rooftop pool, located a stone’s throw from Hyde Park.


Wilton Pl, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RL


Grade II Listed building


Portland Stone, Brick

Surface area

400 sq. m.

Project duration

3 days

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façade gommage® clean was undertaken to The Berkeley Hotel façades without scaffolding, meaning the hotel’s busy Summer tourist season was completely unaffected by the works.

The cleaned façades were protected with Aqua Fend® which is an invisible, all-in-one protection against water, oil, dirt, pollution and graffiti, applied using cherry pickers while rooms were unoccupied, minimising disruption to guests. To complete the exterior revamp, the marble entrance was stripped, polished and cracked marble replaced.

All works were completed on budget and on time.

The Berkeley Hotel is part of The Maybourne Hotel Group

London’s leading hotel operator, The Maybourne Group has commissioned exterior cleaning and restoration experts Thomann-Hanry® to restore and rejuvenate the facade of their three iconic London hotels. The Berkeley, Claridge’s, and The Connaught – quintessentially British institutions owned and managed by the Maybourne Hotel Group have completed a facelift to their exteriors, ensuring their legendary five star standards are maintained outside as well as within.

Works at The Connaught Hotel

The grade II Listed building also benefited from the added protection of Aqua Fend® – a sound investment which plays an essential role in the preservation of a façade, reducing ongoing maintenance costs and protecting the structure. Additionally, sections of the balcony copings were replaced with new Portland stone, carved in our workshop, and a significant amount of repair and lead replacement was carried out. The failed asphalt to the front balconies was lifted and replaced and new drainage installed.

Disruption was kept to a minimum throughout, and The Connaught now oozes its original charm and sophistication.

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