Blakes Hotel

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

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

Architecture

VICTORIAN TOWNHOUSE WITH AN EXOTIC HEART

Nearly 40 years after its opening, Blakes is still seen as a source of inspiration for hoteliers around the globe. Central to the hotel’s lasting appeal is its elegant, black façade, which hides the opulent interiors (and famous guests) from public view. At Blakes, Hempel’s central concept focuses on providing well-traveled connoisseurs with three key elements: lavish design, swift service, and complete privacy. The thick period walls and lavish furnishings act as a physical cocoon, sheltering guests from unwanted disturbances, but it’s even peaceful out in the shared courtyard, where cocktails are sipped among an explosion of lush green plants.

Time periods and cultures collide to create an atmosphere at once familiar and unlike any place you’ve ever been before. The sumptuous Library Suite features bookcases lined with antique leather volumes, a hand-stenciled wooden floor, and luxuriously abundant fabrics that cocoon a four poster bed.

Interior Design

AN ECLECTIC MIX OF COLOR AND CULTURE

Each of the 45 refurbished guest rooms at Blakes takes inspiration from a different far-off land. Anouska Hempel weaves a seductive blend with rich Eastern tones and textures that come together in a blaze of warmth, and there are intriguing artifacts from her travels in Indochina, Africa and the Middle East. It’s undeniably sumptuous, but the effect is soothing, rather than overbearing. 

Interior Design
AN ECLECTIC MIX OF COLOR AND CULTURE

Each of the 45 refurbished guest rooms at Blakes takes inspiration from a different far-off land. Anouska Hempel weaves a seductive blend with rich Eastern tones and textures that come together in a blaze of warmth, and there are intriguing artifacts from her travels in Indochina, Africa and the Middle East. It’s undeniably sumptuous, but the effect is soothing, rather than overbearing. 

Time periods and cultures collide to create an atmosphere at once familiar and unlike any place you’ve ever been before. The sumptuous Library Suite features bookcases lined with antique leather volumes, a hand-stenciled wooden floor, and luxuriously abundant fabrics that cocoon a four poster bed.