Belgraves in London, a luxury boutique hotel owned by Commune Hotels & Resorts, has opened in London.
The 85-room hotel opened recently in Chesham Place, Belgravia, London. It has been re-branded from an earlier Sheraton Belgravia hotel, and claims to offer a blend of traditional British hospitality with an American contemporary ambience.
The hotel features the 80-seat Hix Belgravia restaurant, a fitness facility, and a library bar. British designer, Tara Bernerd, was tasked with creating the interior architecture and design.
Commune Hotels & Resorts was formed by the merger of the Thompson Hotels brand and Joie de Vivre group of hotels, and includes a portfolio of around 30 independent branded hotels.
The company co-chairmen, John Pritzker and Jason Pomeranc, and chief executive officer, Stephen Brandman, said in a combined statement, ‘Our ethos is about individuality, community, locations that are authentic to their environment, and the kind of service that exceeds guests’ expectations and makes travel exciting again. We believe celebrating individuality is the best way to elevate the guest experience.’
The hotel offers a total non-smoking environment, with the front reception open 24 hours, as is the hotel’s in-house gym. The restaurant, Hix at the Belgraves, offers the creativity of chef and food blogger, Mark Hix, and the menu includes his favourite food items.
Belgraves is located in the stylish neighbourhood of Belgravia in Central London, and sits amidst globally recognised shops, the buildings of the Grosvenor Estate, owned by the Duke of Westminster, and the bustle of Sloane Square.