Two weeks ago, the Rockett St George team jetted off to the iconic Pikes Hotel in Ibiza to refurbish Hotel Room 9 and revamp Freddie’s nightclub! Pikes Hotel was and still is the place to party in Ibiza! The shoot location for the famous Wham! hit ‘Club Tropicana’, the hotel was first set up by the brilliant Tony Pike in the late 1970s and the hotel has hosted many famous guests including Kylie Minogue, Grace Jones, Bon Jovi, Biffy Clyro, Idris Elba, DJ Harvey, Liam Gallagher and more! In fact, the hotel’s nightclub, Freddie’s Bar, is named after Freddie Mercury who hosted his 41st birthday there! Now owned by Ibiza Rocks, the hotel is one of the few places that still represents the authentic, carefree, Balearic spirit of the island combined with an up to the minute new-wave of edgy millennial style. What’s more, in his 80s the original owner, Tony Pikes, can still be seen popping up in the bar, partying the night away!
So off we headed to Pikes Hotel in Ibiza for a weekend of DIY and a lot of hard work (plus a little partying here and there), but it all paid off and Room 9 is open for business!
A combination of RSG’s signature dark walls offset by warming golden tones, glitzy Moroccan wedding blankets, neon lights and tropical cushions!
With the inspiration to create a hotel room that oozes ‘after-party’ glamour co-founders of Rockett St George, Jane and Lucy, selected some of our most eclectic SS17 pieces along with exclusively designed Pikes Hotel pieces to create a wild Ibizan hideout! Out came our Giant Peacock Chairs (spray painted black), along with a tropical oasis of palm trees and bird of paradise plants. In keeping with the light-hearted fun that Pikes Hotel is all about we dressed the wall with specially commissioned artwork, cheeky neon lights and naughty message boards!
RSG’s signature quirky items such as the Faux Running Zebra and Palm Tree Floor Light bring the hotel room to life!
The dark walls combined with pops of green and glittering golds adds a rock ‘n’ roll vibe to the decor.
To finish it off we accessorised the room with the maximalist RSG touch. Monkey and Typewriter lamps, along with a mid-century drinks trolley and golden champagne bucket added a little wild glamour to the room, which we combined with a mix of textures including our cowhide rugs and Moroccan wedding blankets. The effect … boho chic meets rock ‘n’ roll glamour!
In Freddie’s Nightclub, we got to work creating a wall adorned with traditional tin tiles which blended perfectly with our glitzy disco balls and our Palm Tree Floor Lights created a laid-back party vibe. Adorning the walls of the bar is a limited edition wallpaper inspired by the famous Tony Pikes Portraits which hang on the walls at the hotel and bespoke Velvet Cocktail Chairs upholstered in this print sit nearby.
Small Quad Tin Tiles adorn the walls of iconic Freddie’s Nightclub
“We are so pleased to be collaborating with Pikes on a homeware collection that we hope encapsulates the thrill and excitement of Pikes Hotel and Rockett St George. We have added a generous measure of Pikes to our Rockett, shaken with St George Spirit, and created a punchy Ibizan cocktail of unique items. From a signature, scented candle and fabulous wallpaper which captivates the Pikes history, to a playful enamel pin collection and gigantic disco balls. As part of the collaboration, we wanted to take over one of the rooms at Pikes to create an RSG hideout, full of our most wild and wonderful items.” – Lucy St George.
RSG Pikes Hotel Collection: Rockett St George Scented Candles – After The Disco £29.00 “Love Is The Drug” LED Neon Sign £999.00 Pikes At Rockett St George – Cocktail Kit £35.00 Iconic Collection Of 10 Assorted Pins £85.00 Limited Edition Pikes Hotel Wallpaper £89.00 “Why The Fuck Can’t I Have Fun All The Time?” LED Neon Sign £1,999.00 “GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS” LED Neon Sign £995.00 Mirror Disco Ball Fever £140.00 Pikes At Rockett St George – Holy Bible Notebook £24.00
Some fun photos of the install …