The former DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington has been rebranded under the group’s growing Curio Collection, following a two-year renovation programme.
Now known as 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel – London, the 228-room hotel now features three new food and beverage venues – all-day dining brasserie and bar W/A Kensington, cocktail bar ESQ, and Botanica, an atrium space inspired by a Victorian orangery and offering afternoon tea and cocktails.
Suites have been name after historic Kensington residents including Alfred Hitchcock, Dame Agatha Christie and Captain Robert Scott, and Hilton said that “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”.
Commenting on the rebranding Mary Doogan, Cluster General Manager, 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel – London, said:
“Our neighbourhood of Kensington and Knightsbridge embodies the spirit of London, a city that combines an unrivalled and deep history with a fierce determination to define the contemporary.
“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.”
100 Queen’s Gate Hotel – London joins The Trafalgar St James London and Lincoln Plaza London as the third Curio property in London. Business Traveller has reviewed both of these hotels:
- The Trafalgar St James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
- Lincoln Plaza London, Curio Collection by Hilton
Hilton is also scheduled to add a Curio hotel in the City of London in 2022, with views of St Paul’s Cathedral, as well as a Curio property in Stratford in 2020.