Kensington’s Baglioni Hotel gets a face lift you don’t want to miss.
Central London’s piece of Italy, The Baglioni Hotel, a favourite spot in a great location since 2004, has recently opened up its new lobby. As if the Leading Hotels of the World consortium’s member did not have enough to offer already, it is now set to become the destination for the best Italy has to offer without even having to leave London.
Designed by Spagnulo & Partners, the Milanese interior design firm behind Kempinski Residences in St. Moritz, Boutique Hotel in Dubai and Gazelle de Babylon Beach Club in Casablanca to name but a few, Baglioni’s new lobby is a marble and mustard yellow sanctuary from the busy capital. Classic shapes with a modern spin, such as the black chandeliers and the grey and gold colour scheme, give the entrance an incredibly welcoming and warm feel. If you’re visiting Kensington, want to stroll around Hyde Park or immerse yourself in history in Kensington Palace and its gardens, there really is no better place to stay.
While the lobby is delicious enough to want spend your stay there instead of booking a room, just wait until you see the guest suites. Take your pick from the Royal Suite, the most prestigious at Baglioni, if you want to enjoy your complimentary breakfast on the balcony overlooking the green spaces of Hyde Park and love expensive cars – a Maserati with a chauffeur is on hand to take you around London for all your shopping and business needs. A butler will then cater to all your needs once you arrive back to your heavenly three bedroom, two living room home away from home. Then there is the Chelsea Suite with its large windows overlooking the stunning Kensington street, black marble bathroom fitted with two handmade copper sinks imported from Morocco and, of course, a Jacuzzi. If you love the Kensington Palace, make sure you stay at the Hyde Park or the Kensington Gardens Suite, which overlook the landmark. You won’t get a view like this anywhere else, Baglioni is the only luxury boutique hotel boasting such a prime location. For your convenience, all suites come with an ironing service, help with packing your luggage, high-speed Wi-Fi and exclusive Ortigia toiletries. Who could want more? Wee, just in case you do, the suites are pet friendly, so you don’t have to part with your four-legged companion.
Just in case the plush pillows, softest beds, walls covered with artworks, fireplaces and private bars are not enough to relax you, the hotel spa comes to the rescue. Using products by Natura Bissé, a skincare company established in Barcelona in 1979 and loved by men and women alike, and a favourite before red carpet events, your body will be spoilt beyond belief and you will emerge out of the treatment room a new person. Book yourself in for a diamond facial, a rose massage or a bamboo scrub if you are pressed for time and you will be ready to tackle the day.