June 14, 2024

Hilton opens third UK Curio Collection hotel

The former DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington has reopened under the group's upscale Curio Collection brand.

Now named 100 Queen’s Gate London, the 228-room property becomes the third Curio in the UK, joining the Lincoln Plaza London and the Trafalgar St James.

A comprehensive two-year renovation has seen the creation of three new food and beverage venues, including all-day brasserie W/A Kensington, offering British-French fusion cuisine, and the Botanica atrium, offering afternoon tea and cocktails.

Lastly, the ESQ bar is inspired by the parlour bar of Victorian aristocrat William Henry Alexander, who originally lived in the building and was well-known in his day for his stunning collection of jewels and curios collected on trips to the Far East.

The hotel features 11 suites named after famous historic residents of Kensington including Alfred Hitchcock, Dame Agatha Christie and Captain Robert Scott.

Mary Doogan, Cluster General Manager, says: “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.”

Another highlight is the property’s exclusive Queen’s Gate Suite, which features a private direct street entrance and up to four private bedrooms.

Hilton has 65 Curio properties worldwide.