Historic 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel London Joins Curio Collection by Hilton
London opens its doors to South Kensington’s newest contemporary landmark for curious travellers
LONDON and MCLEAN, Va. - Today, 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel London, Curio Collection by Hilton opens its doors to guests. The 228-room hotel is the latest addition to Curio Collection by Hilton, a growing portfolio of one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts in premier destinations and one of Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) 17 market-leading brands.
“Following a two-year transformation, we are excited to open 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel London, the newest Curio Collection by Hilton hotel. The hotel is a fantastic addition to the Curio Collection by Hilton portfolio, further strengthening our partnership with Hilton,” says Mary Doogan, Cluster General Manager, 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel London.
The hotel features 11 suites, tailored and named after famous historic residents of Kensington including Alfred Hitchcock, Dame Agatha Christie and Captain Robert Scott. Each guest room is finished in a contemporary design to offer the ultimate in relaxation. For travellers looking for the optimum in refinement, the hotel also features the exclusive Queen’s Gate Suite, which boasts a private direct street entrance and up to four private bedrooms.
100 Queen’s Gate Hotel London was formerly the home of Victorian aristocrat William Henry Alexander, and has been stunningly transformed into a hotel that embraces the building’s heritage, retaining much of its original 1870s architecture. William Alexander, a lawyer by profession, became well known not only for his wealth, but also his eclectic collection of oriental jewels and curios, collected on his exotic travels to the Far East.
The hotel’s interior and unique design reflects the rich history of the Victorian terrace building, capturing the adventurous spirit of William Alexander and his Victorian contemporaries. The design elements of the hotel have been specially designed to spark curiosity and inspire guests to explore the delights of both Kensington and the great city beyond.
“Our neighbourhood of Kensington & Knightsbridge embodies the spirit of London, a city that combines an unrivalled and deep history with a fierce determination to define the contemporary,” says Doogan. “With the opening of 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel London, we believe we have captured this spirit and brought it to life with our own unique story. The hotel is thoughtfully designed, in keeping with the building’s Victorian history – from the cabinets of curiosities and décor, to Botanica, the Victorian-inspired orangery.”
In addition, 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel London features three new food and beverage venues, introducing the following stylish new destinations to the area, alongside state-of-the-art facilities for guests.
W/A Kensington is the hotel’s elegant all-day brasserie and bar and the ideal place to dine and relax. The menu offers a contemporary take on British-French fusion cuisine – the perfect setting to enjoy a lazy weekend brunch.
The brasserie leads on to the beautiful Botanica, which draws inspiration from an authentic Victorian orangery, housed in a beautiful botanical glasshouse with and abundance of luxurious greenery and planting. The elegant atrium is flooded with natural light and curated by Whittard Teas of Chelsea – the ideal place for indulgent afternoon teas and cocktails.
The hotel’s ESQ bar has been designed as a discreet drinking den, inspired by the parlour bar of former resident William Alexander and his exotic travels. Here guests can explore crafted cocktails and innovatively infused spirits, in a relaxing and intimate ‘home away from home’ setting, complete with eclectic curios and artifacts evoking the grand expeditions of a bygone era. Two neighbouring private dining rooms can also be booked for an exclusive gastronomical experience or intimate meetings.
The gym draws inspiration from Victorian gymnasiums which were a trend in wealthier establishments at the time. The décor features dark paneling with wooden flooring, alongside modern gym equipment.
Designed in collaboration with UK-based architects Morrison Design and interior design companies DesignLSM and Newman Gauge, 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel London is ideally located in close proximity to many of London’s most recognised visitor attractions including Kensington Palace and Hyde Park, the Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, and Harrods. The hotel is located a short five-minute walk from South Kensington tube station.
100 Queen’s Gate Hotel London is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 17 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app. Book direct at Hilton.com, through the Hilton Honors app or through other official Hilton channels for more perks and a price match guarantee.
For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers may visit www.100queensgate.com or call +44(0) 20 7373 7878. The property is owned by Crimson Hotels and managed by Hilton. For more information on Curio Collection by Hilton, please visit newsroom.hilton.com/curio.
About Crimson Hotels
The group is an owner, operator and developer of a portfolio of 10 hotels with 2000 bedrooms located in London, Portugal and Dubai ranging from limited service to luxury. The group enjoys the support of major brands such as Accor, IHG, Wyndham and Hilton.
About Curio Collection by Hilton
Curio Collection by Hilton is an upper-upscale, global portfolio of more than 90 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts. Curio Collection properties offer travelers authentic, curated experiences through distinctly local offerings and elevated amenities, while providing the benefits of Hilton and its award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors. Read the latest brand and hotel stories at newsroom.hilton.com/curio, and connect with Curio Collection on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,100 properties with more than 977,000 rooms, in 118 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2019 World’s Best Workplaces list, and was named the 2019 Global Industry Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 106 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.Download Article Photos