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Design-led Xenia hotel to open in South Kensington

27 March 2013 by
Design-led Xenia hotel to open in South Kensington

The two-star Majestic hotel in London's South Kensington is undergoing a £8m refurbishment to reopen as a design-led 99-bedroom property called the Xenia.

Owned by Metmix, which is headed by chief executive Hassanain Al-Nakeeb, the hotel is located in a restored Victorian property and will launch in May.

The property will feature Evoluzione at Xenia, a restaurant which will focus on a healthy take on Italian cuisine pioneered by Italian nutritionist Chiara Manzi, and a bar with a herb garden terrace.

Head chef is Pasquale D'Ambrosio and the general manager is Mario Ovsenjak, who has previously worked for Thistle Hotels, InterContinental Hotel Group and at the Colannade for the Eton Collection.

"I am looking forward to working with our growing dynamic team to launch Xenia which will be an exciting addition to both the neighbourhood and the London hotel scene," Ovsenjak said . "With an increasing number of new hotel rooms in the city it is as important as ever that we stand out from the competition and I will enjoy working with the team to ensure that our offering at Xenia becomes a destination of choice for both locals and visitors to the capital."

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