This year sees The Midland celebrate its 80th anniversary having first opened its doors on 12th July 1933. Designed by Oliver Hill with interior decoration by Eric Gill the hotel has a rich heritage. The Midland has allegedly been a favourite haunt of celebrities such as Coco Chanel, Sir Lawrence Olivier and Noel Coward which only adds to its illustrious history and air of seaside glamour.
It is impossible to ascertain which exact piece of The Midland is the most celebrated or distinguishing, as The Midland offers so many unique, iconic art deco features worthy of admiration and we will all have our own favourites. As today marks its 80th anniversary I thought it would be a great idea to share with you some of my favourite features from The Midland, so you too can gain insight into this iconic art-deco beauty. Below are the first five, some of these you will recognise, many others you may not, but all of which I hope you will enjoy… (more…)