100 Queen’s Gate London reopens after two years to join Curio Collection
Newest member of the Curio Collection – The 100 Queen’s Gate London
The newly renovated iconic London property becomes part of one of the world’s leading brands in luxury, independent hotels.
Hilton adds another unique property to its Curio Collection by Hilton portfolio, as it announces the reopening of the 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel London, Curio Collection by Hilton after an extensive renovation of the property.
This historic hotel is full of Victorian history and uses this influence in its new design, which has been executed by architects Morrison Design in collaboration with interior design companies DesignLSM and Newman Gauge.
We find out more.
Victorian style and grace
100 Queen’s Gate Hotel London is something of a London icon. Located in the ever-fashionable, and always enviable, London borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the historic property is situated close to some of the British capital’s most famous landmarks, including the Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.
Its unmistakable facade places it squarely in the realm of the Victorian era and was formerly the home of William Henry Alexander, a British aristocrat.
The hotel’s original structure was built in the 1870s, and it retains all its Victorian charm, while also solidly stepping into the 21st century with its revamped design.
Classic modernity comes to Kensington’s 100 Queen’s Gate
When working with such a stunning building, it is easy to find inspiration seeping out of every corner. The design team was a collaboration between interior design companies DesignLSM and Newman Gauge and architectural firm Morrison Design, who were involved in the two-year renovations.
The 228-key hotel boasts 11 individual suites, which have been named after famous neighbourhood residents, including author Agatha Christie and filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock.
The guest rooms and suites have been executed in a classic style, with neutral tones of greens and browns set off by rich wooden furniture and quirky artworks and objects which have been chosen to reflect the adventurous nature of William Alexander and his Victorian counterparts.
As well as harking back to a bygone era, 100 Queen’s Gate is also firmly rooted in the modern era. This is evidenced by the contemporary conveniences that are available throughout the hotel.
From the all-day brasserie W/A Kensington, to the Botanica interior garden and tea room, and even the British speakeasy-style drinking den the ESQ, there is something for everyone when it comes to F&B in this property.
The hotel’s gym plays on the popularity of the fitness centre in Victorian times and marries state-of-the-art gym equipment with wood wall panelling and wooden floors.
Mary Doogan, Cluster General Manager, 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel London, says, “Following a two-year transformation, we are excited to open 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel London, the newest Curio Collection by Hilton hotel. The hotel is a fantastic addition to the Curio Collection by Hilton portfolio, further strengthening our partnership with Hilton.”
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