The Kensington Hotel
The Doyle Collection Kensington Hotel is a refurbishment of a grade II listed, 150 rooms hotel in the Queensgate conservation area, in the South of Kensington and situated at the junction of the Queensgate and Old Brompton Road.
LOCATION : London, UK
SERVICE : Development Management
VALUE : USD 25 million
CLIENT : The Doyle Collection
TYPE : Hospitality
In 2013, the Kensington Hotel was granted the planning permission and the listed building consent of its full refurbishment.
The exterior of the building was to be refurbished and redecorated, while the seven-story interior of the building was to gain full ground floor public areas, a basement gym, modernised suites on its five guestroom floors, and a new lift configuration. Historic features such as the main stairs and the window surrounds were to be retained and refurbished as well.
The contemporary styled rooms retain several historical features, many of which were uncovered during the works. The stylish reception is now directing new clients into a series of themed lobby spaces, a new ground floor bar and a re-styled ground-floor restaurant along Manson Place.