Created in 1978 by the world-renowned designer and former Bond girl, Anouska Hempel, South Kensington -based Blakes hotel is known as the world’s first luxury boutique hotel. Also famous for its design, service and privacy, it occupies a group of Victorian houses including the Blakes and Benzies.
Rooms such as the ‘Opium Den’ highlight the influence of Anoushka’s travels. The hotel’s 47 guest rooms and various suites take a seductive journey through India, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia and to the Pyramids, back through Italy before ending up back in the heart of London. This journey is created by furniture and artefacts found all over the world by Anoushka herself.
Their partnership with Hayford & Rhodes helps Blakes in their search for excellence in every department. A member of Design Hotels, Blakes definitely deserves its title as the ‘Couture’ Hotel with its attention to detail and its immersive aesthetic experience.
As private as it is stunning, Blakes attracts the cream of the celebrity world, counting Gwyneth Paltrow, the Duchess of York and Kate Moss among its guests. Featured in Glamour, Executive Travel and London Magazine, Blakes is established as having revolutionized and influenced the concept of the small luxury hotel worldwide.
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