M&C's Bailey's hotel reveals details of £7.5m Victorian refurb

22 December 2015 by
M&C's Bailey's hotel reveals details of £7.5m Victorian refurb

The four-AA-star Bailey's hotel in London's Kensington has revealed more on its planned £7.5m refurbishment, set to be completed in January.

The 211-bedroom property, which is owned and operated by Millennium & Copthorne Hotels (M&C) and dates back to 1876, has been entirely refurbished, including the guest bedrooms and bathrooms, reception, check-in desk, restaurant and bar.

The design, by consultant ADS Design, has taken inspiration from the hotel's own Victorian-era archives, including letters from many transatlantic travellers in the 1800s, and founder Sir James Bailey MP, who was often seen in a dress coat, waistcoat, watch chain, groomed moustache, beard and monocle.

Each floor has been given a name - Kensington, Kew, Henley and City Gent - with each having its own colour palette, patterns, artwork and decorative details. The bathrooms now have walk-in showers wherever possible, alongside new fittings in Victorian style.

Certain elements will remain throughout, however, such as the style of the carpets and the buttoned bed headboards, with the buttoned-back leather effect carried on to the reception desk too.

The refurbishment was first announced in November, with Clive Harrington, senior vice president operations Europe, M&C, commenting that the hotel was quintessentially British.

He said: "We are immensely proud of the transformation of the Bailey's hotel London and excited to enter this new phase in its history."

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