Modes of Travel | July16th, 2018

Kensington Hotel



England is magical, not just the Hogwarts kind or our childhood fantasies of Alice in Wonderland or Paddington Bear, but the real castles and palaces, a revered Queen, an adorable little princess and two little princes, abundance of Royals and regal trappings, and a remarkable history. America remains captivated by all things British, even though we sent them packing long ago. A stay in London at the prestigious Kensington Hotel, with the distinguished address on Queen’s Gate, captures the traditional elegance and romantic charm meeting all our expectations with 5 star boutique luxury.  London is a city defined by its distinctive neighborhoods, historically a collection of villages reflecting social status, traditional trades, parks and architecture. Evolving through time, they remain known for unique character, colorful personality, arts and culture, chic trendiness or refinement, and for being home to specific attractions and shopping. This is a city vibrant and alive with a heritage that captivates tourists and is timeless in pomp and classic beauty.


Renowned as the most chic, cosmopolitan, and cultured of London neighborhoods, Kensington has the allure of Victorian charm and the embellishments of a bygone era. As home of Kensington Palace and Gardens, the Victoria and Albert Museum and Natural History Museum, and renowned gallery scene, this is a popular area for tourists to launch their exploration of the magical environs of London. Kensington Hotel, reigns as an exemplar of the Doyle Collection, reminiscent of a bygone era of Victorian sensibilities from the doorman in classic uniform and bowler hat, the grandeur of high ceilings, bespoke fabrics and furnishings, and historical fireplaces. But guests immediately experience the warmth and welcome of this casual sophistication, not stuffy but reflecting the vibrant London social scene with international travelers, couples seeking a romantic getaway, families and friends.

The collection of four 19th century townhouses that defines the hotel creates a distinctive vibe with its white stucco facade and connected drawing rooms, the perfect setting for a stylish Afternoon Tea. Adding a dash of whimsy to the sophisticated presentation of signature teas, sweets and savories, the Kensington Hotel has incorporated an overwhelmingly popular Beauty and the Beast inspired theme including Mrs. Potts and Chip Potts, themed service sets, and a special memorable magic.  The Kensington Hotel embraces its cultural heritage while ensuring maximum comfort and understated elegance in each of its distinctive guestrooms and suites. Choice accommodations are stately yet inviting with attention to detail in decor, from luxe beds and bedding, opulent headboards, marble bathrooms with heated floors, designer amenities, bathrobes and slippers. Your Nespresso coffee maker boosts your day, and flatscreen TV, working desk, WiFi, minibar, sumptuous relaxed seating enhance your stay in an elegant retreat that promises tranquility at days end. Whether your day is a flurry of touring, shopping, minding the gap as you discover the Tube, business meetings, or a day of on-site Spa indulgences, your guest room or luxury suite welcomes you home.

Fulfilling your every wish and meeting your every need is the mission of the staff of the Kensington. Families will delight in deluxe family rooms with a king and two twin beds, room service, and a fun teepee sleepover with milk, cookies, and kid friendly DVD’s a memorable find. From the 4 poster bed in the Studio Suite to the posh elegance of the signature Brompton, Knightsbridge, and Kensington Suites, romance beckons with incomparable luxury. The full menu of Spa treatments are available in room or in the designated Spa Suite, and a fitness center, business center with secretarial service, expert concierge staff, meeting and event rooms make your stay complete. The Town House restaurant boasts excellence with a fresh creative menu in a sophisticated setting refurbished by designers, Alexander Waterworth Interiors, to accent the historic old English Town House charm. The Executive Chef offers an invitation to dining throughout the day with seasonal specials and inspired traditional favorites. The lively ambience of the glamorous Bar is a gathering spot offering an array of cocktails and an exciting wine list in a subtly lit intimate and friendly setting.

Your stay at the Kensington Hotel will make your London adventure brilliant.



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