Thompson plans first London hotel
Thompson Hotels is expanding its brand to the UK with the opening of its first London hotel on February 1st.
The group’s premier transatlantic addition, Belgraves, is located in Central London’s affluent Belgravia neighbourhood and features a bold interior architecture and design by acclaimed British designer, Tara Bernerd, and architectural design by EPR Architects.
The 85-room property features aims to blend British hospitality with an American Bohemian attitude. Co-developed with Hong Kong-based Harilela Group,
The luxurious property includes an 80-seat restaurant, an intimate library bar, and a fitness centre. The Hix Belgravia restaurant was created by U.K.-based chef and food writer Mark Hix.
Other properties in the Thompson portfolio include New York’s 60 Thompson and Los Angeles’ Hollywood Roosevelt.
In 2011 the company joined forces with Joie de Vivre Hospitality, stepping up its presence accross the US.