Modes of Travel | June6th, 2019

The Bloomsbury Hotel

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London, UK

www.doylecollection.com/Thebloomsbury-hotel

London’s West End is the gateway to the Theatre District, Soho, Covent Gardens, minutes from the British Museum and Tottenham Court Road Tube Station. Bloomsbury is best known for its prominence in the literary history of London, home of famed authors and poets from the regaled era of the 1920’s and 30’s, now characterized by an eclectic menagerie of select shops, boutiques, chic brasseries, Bohemian sophistication, and refined gardens.  The Bloomsbury Hotel in its recent revisioning has been redesigned and refurbished with homage to its 1928 original Georgian design by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Ranked Number 3 in London hotels by Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards in 2018, The Bloomsbury salutes its Lutyens origins with a beautifully restored entrance, heritage botanicals incorporated in the design of the expansive Guest Living Room, stunning Coral Room Bar destined to become Central London’s prime drinking hotspot, and distinctive original works of art inspired by the Bloomsbury area and Lutyens architecture created by English illustrator, Luke Edward Hall. The result is stunning and bold, revealing its unique sophistication in forging heritage and contemporary elements in design and decor.



Accommodations at The Bloomsbury are equally inspired, contemporary sophistication with pops of color, luxurious comforts in guest rooms and suites offering a wide range of exceptional options with Nespresso machines, flat screen TVs, WiFi throughout. The range extends from classic twin and deluxe king rooms to stellar suites with generous amenities, designer furnishings, extraordinary Italian marble bath, sumptuous bed and bedding, and Aromatherapy Associates toiletries. Each choice is designed to meet the individual needs of leisure and business travelers, solo and family, executive and extended stays. Additionally, seven meeting rooms, a 24 hour fitness center, library and business center, and desirable entertaining potential for clients make this the much sought after popular London destination.


The Coral Room
is signature Bloomsbury with imposing double floor height and unique Martin Brudnizki Design Studio historic revisioning featuring five unique Murano glass chandeliers, specially crafted in Italy, illuminating the vivid coral gloss of the walls and marble bar accents. The mirrored display of liquor inspires the creative cocktails and the trendy atmosphere is a magnet for guests and locals to socialize and enjoy.


The Bloomsbury Club Bar
is a contrast, bringing the ambience of the old school gentleman’s club with leather armchairs, soft lighting, rich mahogany panelling and recreating the glamor, sophistication and romance of the historic past of the Bloomsbury literary and intellectual set, where icons Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, John Maynard Keynes would have also found a comfortable retreat for conversation and relaxation. Cocktails are famously named for the Bloomsbury icons of the 20’s and 30’s, a tribute to the amazing contributions and brazen lifestyle of the times. The bar leads to a cozy outdoor area, a twinkling getaway for a summer evening in London.


The Dalloway Terrace
is beautifully set for casual al fresco indoor and outdoor dining, a perfect centerpiece reminiscent of Virginia Woolf’s famed novel and eponymous character, Mrs. Dalloway. Serving breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch, dinner, and signature Afternoon Tea, the Dalloway Terrace is open year round featuring the best of seasonal fare, locally sourced classic British cuisine where all regions are represented with familiar favorites, Dover sole and crab from Dorcet, Aberdeen Angus and lamb from the Scottish hills. The garden setting is British charm, welcoming, warm, and delightful.


With destination eateries, a popular cocktail scene, creative Juicery and Afternoon Tea featuring the sweet and savory delectables from Head Pastry Chef and finalist in the 2018 Afternoon Tea competition, Chris Dodd, The Bloomsbury Hotel is a fabulous hub in London’s West End, where guests feel at home after hectic touring or busy workdays.

 

 

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