The Brooklyn-meets-Britannia Belgraves Hotel is destined to become the perfect wintery haunt for fashionista’s with its new in-house styling service.
When Thompsons took over this hotel 3 years ago British designer Tara Bernerd took the helm on the interior and completely renovated it with a swish but laid-back decor that calls to New York. Exposed brick, cow hide rugs, leather, more leather and an inviting fireplace makes the Belgraves the perfect place to hang out whether you are a visitor to the city or a London local. There’s plenty to explore – my favourite corner is endearingly named “The Snug” and is where I would like to curl up (on their cashmere sofa) and hibernate this Winter. Spaces like the snug are available to rent for functions – they also have a larger room ideal for meetings which makes this trendy hotel ideal for buisness as well as pleasure.
Head to the bar with leafy cigar terrace adjoined for their impressive signature cocktail menu – I would recommend the “English Summer Rain” (very fitting for our current vibes) which is a delicious mix of Hendricks, elderflower, apple and lemon. The elegant Pont St. restaurant, ran by the impressive Sophie Michell, serves food all day and has a menu that suits all preferences and ages.
The bedrooms are equally as elegant and cosy – you’ll probably want to get Pont St’s classic pancakes delivered to your room so you can stay longer in bed. Some of the rooms and suites come with an amazing view of Knightsbridge – for the ultimate luxury experience book the Thompson suite which features a living area with fireplace, its own bar and a fully marble bathroom.
The trendiest feature of this boutique-hotel is the unique personal styling experience that they have just launched with the help of freelance stylist Martha Ward and founder of Coathanger, Suzanne Bernie. Belgraves is only 5 minutes walk from both Harvey Nichols and the fashionable King’s Road which makes it the perfect location for retail heaven. This fashion duo can take you on a tour like know other with their expert knowledge and industry connections getting you advanced previews of the latest fashions or a private dressing room in Harvey Nicks. A Champagne afternoon tea package starts from £500 and with a King Deluxe Room included it’s from £850.
Words: Alys Davies