Tata Elxsi helps St. James’ Court redefine its visual identity


Bangalore: Tata Elxsi, India’s leading design company, worked with St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel and Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, Suites and Residences to redefine the visual identity of the hotel. This involved developing the brand identity for both the hotels.

St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel is a Victorian masterpiece complete with its famous Shakespearean Courtyard, is located in the heart of London adjacent to Buckingham Palace and Green Park. The hotel earlier managed by Crown Plaza will now be operated and marketed by Taj Hotels and is rebranded as St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel.

The branding and design team’s challenge was to position it as a hotel with a rich heritage, backed by the quintessential contemporary Taj hospitality. Drawing inspiration from the hotel’s classic English heritage, coupled with the service excellence of the Taj group, a new brand mark and design system was developed which featured key elements from the hotel’s unique and original Shakespearean frieze, and other architectural details. Bespoke illustrations along with a distinctive colour palette were used to retain a refreshing English charm across collaterals and signage to communicate a sophisticated yet warm and contemporary brand.

Over 100 collaterals were designed including stationery, promotional collaterals, amenities, service and communication collaterals amongst others. This is the first project delivered through Tata Elxsi and Brash Brands (a leading brand consultancy) collaboration.

Commenting on the rebranding Nick Talbot, Global Design Head, Tata Elxsi said, “We are proud to have worked on such an iconic hotel which is known for its classic English heritage and grandeur. The challenge while rebranding was to not just retain the legacy of the Hotel, but to also portray the service excellence of the Taj group by making it look contemporary and relevant for both business and leisure travellers. We believe the rebranding would help the Taj group to continue to redefine hospitality and deliver the quintessential Taj service in future.”

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