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If you ever needed reassurance that the spirit of adventure is alive and well, even in the center of London, Blakes is it. Designed by former Bond girl Anouska Hempel, now known globally for her striking interior designs, this recently multimillion pound refurbished South Kensington couture hotel is a world of grandeur and exoticism. Behind the black Victorian façade, you’ll find a tantalizing fusion of eastern and western styles. Polished mirrors bounce rich walnut tones around the lobby, creating a sense of decadence and theater, while the critically acclaimed subterranean restaurant attracts some of the world’s most famous movie stars, actors and designers.
Each of the 47 refurbished guest rooms at Blakes takes inspiration from a different far-off land. There’s the immaculate Corfu Suite, which centers around a tall four-poster swathed in romantic pure-white muslin, and the Empress Josephine Suite, where opulent shades of ebony and gold shroud the tented bed. TVs, telephones and iPod docks by Bang & Olufsen make it possible for every room to function as a self-contained hideaway. And with staff placing a special emphasis on respecting guests’ privacy, even the luscious shared courtyard feels secluded and cocoon-like. As Hempel herself says, ‘Blakes is a world within a hotel. It exudes luxury with imagination, and combines fine living with a sense of theatre and panache’.
So when you step from the leafy streets near Harrods and into the hush of these converted Victorian townhouses, as celebrities have been doing since the seventies, you’re not just entering one of the world’s most legendary hotels. You’re becoming part of its story.
Choose Blakes, on a quiet side street in London’s South Kensington, to experience the privacy and sumptuous luxury of one of the world’s legendary couture hotels.
LOCATION OF BLAKES HOTEL
Blakes Hotel is located in a quiet residential area of South Kensington a short distance to both South Kensington and Gloucester Road underground stations.
The hotel is a 5-minute walk from Harrods and Knightsbridge, and the fashionable area of Brompton Cross and Kings Road. Famous tourist sites including the Natural History and Science Museums, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are all close by.