Darren Gough leads launch celebrations for Hotel Indigo Kensington – Earl’s Court

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    Owned and operated by The Cairn Hotel Group under license from InterContinental Hotels Group, Hotel Indigo London Kensington – Earl’s Court is a four star boutique hotel, situated in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. The hotel first opened its doors to the public on 12th December 2012 and has quickly established a reputation as one of London’s top hotels for both tourists and business travellers.England cricket legend and former Strictly Come Dancing Champion, Darren Gough led the celebrations for the launch party of Hotel Indigo London Kensington – Earl’s Court on Thursday 26th June, at a glittering Victorian-themed extravaganza.

    Since its launch six months ago the hotel has already won a Tripadvisor Award for Outstanding Customer Service and is experiencing exceptional trading levels, some 25% ahead of expectations.
    Originally built in 1886, the building recently underwent a £7 million refurbishment scheme to transform the building into a Hotel Indigo site. The hotel now boasts 100 bedrooms including 22 executive rooms and 11 junior suites, each individually styled.

    While the overall theme is sharp modern chic, the hotel retains unique design touches, which reflect its surroundings and history of the building. This is most clearly seen in the bar, known as The Mansion Bar & Parlour which has been themed as an 1890’s private members club.

    The bar, which is rapidly becoming one of West London’s must visit cocktail venues, specialises in carbonated and molecular cocktails while also providing a mouth watering menu of dishes all made from regionally sourced seasonal ingredients. While the food complimented cocktails take centre stage in the evenings when it comes to Sunday it’s all about lazy brunches with delicious pancakes and waffles while listening to live jazz from some of the capital’s top musicians.

    Emphasising the theme of decadence and reflecting the importance of customer service, the hotels employment package gives all staff an official title, meaning visitors are looked after by ‘real life’ Lords and Ladies. Commenting on the newly transformed hotel, Hotel Indigo London Kensington – Earl’s Court General Manager, ‘Lord’ Vincent Garrington, said, “We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved with the hotel. From the lavish décor that greets visitors when they enter the reception, to the warm and friendly service, to the stunning cocktails and food on offer in the bar, we feel we’ve created a unique offering that provides our customers with a slice of history, but in modern luxury and comfort.

    Hotel Indigo London Kensington – Earl’s Court is the 10th Hotel Indigo to open in Europe and the 50th site to open around the world.

    © Pictures Patrick Goff

    Daniel Fountain / 02.07.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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