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Belgraves London is one of 60 new inns picked (and one of five in the U.K.) as being the place to eat, drink, sleep, and play in all over the world.
The “quietly hip boutique property in SW1,” as CN Traveller described it, is featured in the May 2012 issue of the glossy go-to, on newsstands now.
Hotels were chosen from 29 countries, with a special section devoted to England’s new digs. We presume they really, really liked us: The magazine actually threw its Hot List party there earlier this month.
“Amid [designer] Tara Bernerd’s lovely classic-contemporary décor, guests admired the artworks and caught up on the latest luxury-travel news,” its U.K. website chronicled.
“Laurent-Perrier Champagne, Tanqueray cocktails, (plus RDA organic fruit juices and Icelandic Glacial natural mineral water for those driving) flowed among the travel writers, international hoteliers and, not to be outdone, a couple of star chefs: Mark Hix –whose fabulous restaurant in Belgraves provided the canapés (trays of smoked-salmon tartlets barely made it out of the kitchen doors before being snaffled)…”
In the May issue, Conde Nast Traveller described the Belgraves, in the Belgravia nabe, as possessing an “upbeat confidence and quietly hip countenance,” while focusing upon Brit designer Bernerd’s makeover of the former Sheraton hotel.
“Bernerd’s design is contemporary in a classic way…The contemporary art, from Eleven gallery, is more daring. Up a hanging staircase from the lobby is an outdoor cigar terrace and Mark’s Bar, dimly lit, where cocktails are served in charming antique glasses or silver goblets.”
For the complete rave and more details, click on the images below.