Marriot International opens Europe’s largest Residence Inn in London

Marriott International, Inc. has said that it has opened its new Residence Inn by Marriott London Kensington, the largest property in the brand’s European portfolio.

The opening of Residence Inn by Marriott London Kensington is the brand’s seventh property in Europe, with further expansion including the brand’s entry into new markets such as France due to the opening of Residence Inn Toulouse-Blagnac.

Residence Inn by Marriott London Kensington provides one- and two-bedroom suites with separate living, working and sleeping areas designed for longer stays. Each of the seven suite categories has fully-functional kitchens besides the complimentary Wi-Fi, smart TVs, USB plug points and work space. Complimentary breakfast is served seven days a week, while the Grab’n Go market and Fitness Centre are both open 24/7. There is also a grocery delivery service available.

Located on Warwick Road in Earls Court, the new hotel features 319 suites, many with private terraces. The hotel’s eighth floor terrace will be available to hire as an events space. Suites at the Residence Inn by Marriott London Kensington are available from £90 plus tax.

‘Residence Inn by Marriott London Kensington has been one of our most highly-anticipated launches in Europe; not only is it the largest Residence Inn in Europe, but it is the third largest in the world, and a flagship property for the brand,’ said John Licence, Vice President Premium and Select Brands Europe at Marriott International. ‘London is a key market for extended-stay travel and we are delighted to launch the city’s second Residence Inn following last year’s opening of Residence Inn by Marriott London Bridge.’

John Wagner, co-founder of Cycas Hospitality, said: ‘We know that guest expectations and travelling styles have evolved in recent years, creating a growing demand for centrally-located properties that bridge the gap between hotels and home. Opening London’s biggest aparthotel will therefore allow us to widen the accommodation options available to business travellers whilst also putting the capital’s most popular cultural attractions within easy reach of our long-stay leisure guests.’

Kensington Olympia Exhibition Centre and the city’s key cultural attractions such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, Science Museum, Royal Albert Hall, and the Natural History museum are within walking distance from the hotel. Guests also have access to transport links across London and to Heathrow Airport.