Al Sultan the Lebanese Restaurant
The world of hospitality is all about customer satisfaction. The challenge is always related to user comfort and the user experience especially when regarding a dining experience. Finding a solid compromise between usability and aesthetics can be clashing. The exclusive Lebanese restaurant of Al Sultan carried out a required renovation at their Mayfair restaurant. Within this project, the interior entry solution was dramatically changed, without affecting the exterior appearance, yet enhancing the inside.
Known as one of the first Lebanese restaurants to open within the city of London, Al Sultan residesin the heart of Mayfair. Opened back in 1986, the authentic middle eastern restaurant offers an exclusive culinary experience to all, including Royal families and Heads of State. The restaurant was refurbished with an impressive gold interior and was initially designed with a distinctive outer gold swing door, and an inner half curved sliding door.
Authenticity, Comfort and Functionality in Mind.
The lead architect renovating the Al Sultan restaurant was Mark Jordan, from Mark Jordan Architects. A firm that relishes in projects no matter the size, Mark Jordan offers clients a bespoke design service. Working with Mark himself, there was an obvious issue with drafts and diner comfort regarding the colder months. Mark stated that: “The varying air pressures in the lobby prevented the doors from closing properly and caused unpleasant drafts and discomfort for the diners, since invariably both outer and inner doors would be open simultaneously when customers entered.”