The four biggest openings of the week

21 January 2016
The four biggest openings of the week

Bailey's Hotel

Bailey's Hotel in London has relaunched this month with a new look, following a £7.5m refurbishment. The new design aims to reflect the Bailey's origins as one of the first generation of purpose-built hotels in the capital. Founded by James Bailey, it opened in Kensington in 1876. The refurbishment has seen a total redesign of all guest rooms with new fixtures and fittings. The new look was inspired by digging into the archives of the hotel. There was an emphasis on working with UK-based suppliers to reinforce the English architecture and original fittings. From this came four design motifs that differentiate each floor. Each is informally named Kensington, Kew, Henley and City Gent. While there are distinct differences on each floor, some elements remain consistent throughout, such as the high and buttoned headboard, the joinery and carpets. Bathrooms have been refurbished with walk-in showers and the modern design harks back to the origins of the building with Victorian details and fittings from Mayfair manufacturer of taps, showers and bathrooms, Perrin & Rowe. The public spaces have a new, traditional-style parquet floor and hand-tufted rugs.

Relaunched January 2016

Operator Millennium & Copthorne Hotels

Rooms 211

Designer ADS Design

DoubleTree by Hilton

A new DoubleTree hotel has opened in London's Kensington after Crimson Hotels acquired the Regency property from Comcrest in October last year for £100m. It joins a further 27 DoubleTree by Hilton hotels in the UK.

Rooms 203

Facilities Regency restaurant, 100 Queen's Gate bar and lounge, eight meeting rooms, Wi-Fi, 32-inch HDTVs and in-room safes in guest rooms.

Inamo Covent Garden

Restaurant business Inamo has relocated its London St James's site to Covent Garden, in the site of what was Café des Amis. The pan-Asian restaurant is known for using an e-table system that allows diners to order through menu projected onto the table.

Covers 150

Founder Noel Hunwick

Chief executive and managing director Lee Skinner

Nadler Victoria

Nadler Hotel Group's newest opening, the Nadler Victoria, opened this month. Close to Buckingham Palace, this is the third London site for the designer boutique hotel concept.

Founder Robert Nadler

Rooms 73

Room features Mini kitchens with Nespresso machines, Brita water filters, microwaves, free Wi-Fi and national phone calls

Starting rate £120 per room for a small double

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