The Bentley opened its gold doors on Harrington Gardens in Londonå‘s South Kensington for the first time; it is the most opulent hotel to open in the capital for many years.
The Bentley has 64 luxuriously designed rooms and suites including a spacious Imperial Suite complete with a grand piano and a dining room for up to twelve guests.
The hotel lavishly incorporates six hundred tonnes of marble from Turkey, Italy and Africa as well as intricate mosaic designs throughout the property.
Technology has been discreetly feed into each room, with touch screen telephones, high speed Internet access and a fully interactive audio visual system.
Andrew Turner, the celebrated chef will be responsible for the palatial 50-cover restaurant, 1880, which will be open for dinner only from Monday to Saturday and will be officially launched on Thursday 6th November.
The Peridot, a brasserie, will be open daily for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. The menu will feature Andrew Turner’s more contemporary cuisine, as well as favourite classics.
Three private dinning rooms ensure flexibility for a range of events from wedding breakfasts, 40th birthday parties to board meetings.
The largest, the Alexander Room can accommodate 150 in splendour whilst the Daniel Room with its ocean liner décor has a dining table for twelve and the Gilbert Room, swathed in burgundy velvet is ideal for intimate dinners for fourteen.
For tantalising cocktails, the Malachite is sure to become a favourite meeting place whilst the mahogany lined Cigar Divan will be for those who wish to savour the best that Havana has produced.
The wine cellars, clad in marble, have their own tasting room where the sommelier can preside over individual tastings.
The Bentley is the only hotel to have a full size Turkish bath, or more correctly entitled a Hamam in Le Kalon, the hotel’s spa. It is lined with Marmara marble and features carved lion heads as water faucets.
David Cowdery, General Manager, formerly the manager at The Lanesborough in London, has been responsible for bringing together the elements that will make this one of the most sumptuous hotels in London.
“All the linens have been supplied by Frette; the toiletries are provided by Penhaligan’s and we are importing our china from Ginori in Italy. We have only selected the best products on the market”, commented David Cowdery.
For further information on The Bently please visit http://www.thebentley-hotel.com.