A boutique townhouse hotel is set to open in London’s Marylebone next month, housed within a Grade II listed building once owned by Jane Austen’s brother Henry.
Henry’s Townhouse is located on Upper Berkley Street and will offer seven bedrooms with interiors designed by Russell Sage Studio.
The property can either be reserved on a room-by-room basis from £450 per night, or in its entirety for group and corporate bookings, from £4,950 for up to 14 people including breakfast, minibar use, evening aperitifs and “tea and treats every afternoon”. Room amenities include Dyson hairdryers and bathroom products from Swedish organic range LA Bruket.
Décor incorporates “an intelligent and glamorous re-imaging of the Regency period, taking inspiration from Henry and [his cousin] Eliza’s reported life at the house and as part of wider London society”.
The property’s common areas include a Pantry Kitchen “with sharing table for breakfast, private dining and parties”, which can also be converted into a meeting room, as well as Jane Austen’s Reading Room, a cocktail ‘snug’, and an outdoor terrace.
Commenting on the news Russell Sage, principal director of Russell Sage Studio, said:
“It was my great pleasure to focus our design experience on restoring the magnificent Henry’s Townhouse. I worked alongside owners Steven and Jane in selecting and complimenting from their personal antique collection, to create spaces which were evocative of the members of Jane Austin’s family and circle of friends.
“Whilst not being a museum to the history of the building, the pieces chosen create a historic ambience which combine to bring great comfort and humour to a stay at Henry’s Townhouse.”