Blakes Hotel

Rooms 45   Architecture Martin Goddard, Claire Braybrook, Anouska Hempel   Interior Design Anouska Hempel
The Original Anouska Hempel, Meir Abutbul, Navid Mirtorabi

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Martin Goddard, Claire Braybrook, Anouska Hempel
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The Original Anouska Hempel, Meir Abutbul, Navid Mirtorabi
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—Designed by Anouska Hempel, experience far-off exotic lands in the privacy and sumptuous luxury of one of the world’s legendary couture hotels.

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    Rooms 45 /Architecture Martin Goddard, Claire Braybrook, Anouska Hempel /Interior Design Anouska Hempel /The Original Anouska Hempel, Meir Abutbul, Navid Mirtorabi

    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 refurbished multimillion-pound Kensington/Chelsea 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 hotel’s bold new Blakes Restaurant and Blakes Below attracts some of the world's most famous movie stars, actors, and designers. Offering the finest Mediterranean-influenced menu based around the freshest wild ingredients, the intimate 57-seat Blakes Restaurant was inspired by Anouska Hempel’s vision of a beautiful old fashioned steamer sailing up the Bosphorus. Newly designed by Hempel, Blakes Below, meanwhile, offers a distinct Asian flare and a one-of-a-kind experience of exclusivity and privacy, making it the ideal spot for anyone to relax undetected. The hotel’s stunning courtyard was given a new look by British designer Matthew Williamson and is open daily throughout the year.

    Nearest Airport
    LHR - London Heathrow Airport
    Food & Drink
    Blakes Restaurant: contemporary Mediterranean cuisine, Bar, Courtyard
    Spa & Recreation
    Access to off-site private member's club, The South Kensington Club
    Need to know
    Ex Libris collection of curated books and records
    Conference & Meetings
    1 Meeting Room
    Internet
    Complimentary WiFi

    Rooms & Suites

    Each room at this luxury boutique hotel in London’s Kensington/Chelsea neighborhood is styled uniquely, with rich cardinal reds or washes of tea rose evoking the vivid colors of far-off places. There's the Corfu Suite, which showcases a tall four-poster bed 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 the staff placing a special emphasis on privacy, even the luscious shared courtyard feels secluded and cocoon-like.

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    Interior Design

    Daring, stunning, dramatic, and as vibrant as the spirit who created them, the rooms at Blakes, as well as the hotel’s stunning public spaces, are a testament to lives well lived and adventures yet to unfold.

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    Architecture

    Converted from a set of Victorian townhouses, Blakes Hotel sets the stage for guests with a beguiling black façade that hints at the mystery and grandeur within.

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    Architecture

    Converted from a set of Victorian townhouses, Blakes Hotel sets the stage for guests with a beguiling black façade that hints at the mystery and grandeur within.

    Learn More

    Interior Design

    Daring, stunning, dramatic, and as vibrant as the spirit who created them, the rooms at Blakes, as well as the hotel’s stunning public spaces, are a testament to lives well lived and adventures yet to unfold.

    Learn More

    Made by Originals

    ANOUSKA HEMPEL, MEIR ABUTBUL & NAVID MIRTORABI

    New Zealand-born film and television actress-turned-hotelier Anouska Hempel is one of the world's most celebrated designers and a noted figure in London society. Her work spans architecture, interiors, furniture, fashion, garden, and product design. Her first venture, Blakes Hotel in South Kensington, was created in 1978 as the world's first luxury boutique hotel. Hempel’s collaboration with hotelier Navid Mirtorabi and Meir Abutbul, owner of the cafe chain Apostrophe, also resulted in the 80-bedroom boutique hotel La Suite West, bordering London's Hyde Park. Leading a prestigious team of architects and designers, Hempel passionately practices her mantra: ‘design, refine and repeat.’

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