Thursday, 8 September 2011

Baglioni Hotel, Hyde Park Gate, London

Have a strong relationship with this Italian hotel for many years now on Tuesday night we took a trip to see the Baglioni hotel, a 5* luxury boutique hotel opposite Hyde park with lovely views of the park, and Kensington Palace and Gardens. The hotel is just off the main shopping strip of High Street Kensington and is close to all the major attractions including the Royal Albert Hall and Harrods.

The Italian hotel is immaculately decorated with unique and individual antiques in every room. We at EMC3 have seen a lot of hotels – but this one still stood out to us as beautifully designed and decorated. There are actually more suites than standard rooms in the hotel, boasting gorgeous 4 poster beds, comfy sofas and beautiful paintings. All the rooms come with a complimentary espresso machine, a fully stocked mini-bar, and a desk perfect for those looking to get some work done. All of the rooms have outstanding bathrooms with beautiful hand-made Moroccan sinks and Ortigia toiletries. If you are looking for a luxury boutique this is such a lovely place to visit and stay.

The hotel has a beautiful, secluded spa that is large enough to offer a wide range of treatments but small enough to provide a personalised and intimate service to all guests. It is also open to the public. The hotel has plenty of meeting room space, with a versatile set up that can cater for many different style events and private dining menus straight from the kitchen. There is also a private nightclub – Boutique 60 – in the basement. It is completely soundproofed and has a terrace outside as well.

The hotel also boasts an impressive restaurant. The refined Brunello Lounge & Restaurant, inspired by the famous Tuscan wine, is considered to be one of the trendiest restaurants in the city of London and offers its guests contemporary Italian cuisine made from fresh, high-quality ingredients. The service is brilliant – everyone is so friendly and welcoming and most importantly – have great knowledge of the menus.

We finished the night with a lovely 3 course dinner in the restaurant. The food was delicious and the wine was wonderful.

The Baglioni collection reaches out all over Italy (Milan, Venice, Rome Florence & Tuscany) and France. With a new hotel opening in Marrakesh soon.

Thanks so much for showing us around Emma!

Written by Saskya Liney