This luxury boutique hotel brings Italian flair to the heart of the British capital.
The Baglioni Hotel London is ideally situated in the heart of Kensington. Overlooking the prestigious Kensington Palace, which is now home to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as well as their in laws the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
This stunning setting is even more beautiful when the sun is shining, as it has been in London of late. The modest hotel features 67 spacious rooms and suites, with the smaller property offering a more personal service to each of its guests with a warm welcome service and even a hotel Maserati to chauffer guests around the city if they wish.
With the original idea of creating a home from home for Italians in London The Baglioni Hotel was created in the vision of Roberto Polito; his son Guido, who is now CEO of Baglioni moved to London from Italy after graduating from University. Roberto needed somewhere to stay when visiting his son in the city, and he wanted to create something completely different from what was on offer in the city at that time, and so Bagloni Hotel London was born, interpreting Italian style in a more contemporary way and combining that with the exclusivity of London’s Kensington. The hotel recreates the homely atmosphere of Italian residence, but offers five-star hotel service to its guests.
With the ambition to create a ‘second home’ for its guests, the hotel’s 67 rooms are charming and comforting. There is no minimalist décor at The Baglioni, in fact quite the opposite with intricate designs, fireplaces, gold painted bathrooms and fireplaces. These details are complemented with neutral walls and furnishings using the highest quality materials. The largest of the rooms is The Royal Suite. Located on the second floor, this three-bedroom suite features two living rooms and offers stunning views of Hyde Park.
SPA & WELLNESS
The Baglioni spa was recently redesigned by Italian architects and interior designers Rebosio+Spagnulo. With gold décor, this hidden gem is the ultimate in luxury. The spa is open to both in-house and walk-in guests and features three treatment rooms and a Turkish bath. All treatments are carried out using Natura Bissé products.
FOOD & DRINK
While the hotel is relatively small, the restaurant has a big reputation as one of the city’s must-stop spots for Italian cuisine with the gastronomic experience being one of the highlights of the property. The hotel restaurant on the ground floor features a terrace overlooking Kensington Gardens. The restaurant is very proud of its Afternoon Tea With a Twist which is a must-try if you have time – combining the classic British tradition with Italian flair. The dinner and evening menu includes fine dining dishes that celebrate the best Italian ingredients.
Rooms at Baglioni Hotel London, are available from AED1,289 per night on a bed and breakfast basis, for booking and further information please visit www.baglionihotels.com