THOMPSON HOTELS open in London, first hotel in Europe

Belgraves Hotel in London (Thomson Hotels)

American hotel chain, Thompson Hotels, known for its contemporary luxury hotels in the US, opened this week in London - BELGRAVES its first hotel in Europe. The BELGRAVES is located in London’s Belgravia neighborhood known for its expensive and exclusive residential properties, being considered among the wealthiest metropolis districts in the world. Belgraves hotel is located southwest of Buckingham Palace, at 20 Chesham Place, and combines Thompson Hotels’ edgy New York attitude with traditional British hospitality to create a memorable guest experience.

Designed by Tara Bernerd of Tara Bernerd & Partners, interiors offer distinct touches of New York coupled with traditional British hospitality. An open loft-like lobby houses a large fireplace and bold art installations, while the lounge lobby features an eclectic library and cozy hideaway areas. The adjacent Hix Belgravia restaurant offers a menu inspired by chef and food writer Mark Hix, while the mezzanine level plays host to Mark’s Bar and leads to a stylish cigar garden.

In the hotel’s 85 guestrooms, a palette of gray tones and textures (such as the silver-gray floors) makes a sleek statement, while hues of aubergine on walls create a warm atmosphere. Elegant marble bathrooms finished with smoked glass and brass beaded curtains add a luxurious finishing touch.