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Web copy for Richmond International design firm

About this project

Richmond International designs interiors for some of the world’s top hotels, including the Four Seasons in Moscow, the Langham in London and Sandy Lane in the Caribbean. When they relaunched their website with a sleek new design, they commissioned me to rewrite all the text, including descriptions of all their projects, the homepage and the ‘about us’ page.


Langham Hotel Chicago


The Langham Chicago is part of the former IBM tower, the final masterpiece of architect Mies Van Der Rohe and a well-loved feature of Chicago’s skyline. We respected the architectural style while creating a new, luxurious hotel.


We opened up the reception with double-height spaces and introduced views of the city and the Chicago River. Materials such as bronze and travertine reference the original building, while decorative elements including onyx and velvet were inspired by the architect’s residences. The result is a warm, elegant hotel that honours its past.