Autograph Collection, Marriott International’s exclusive portfolio of one-of-a kind independent hotels, has welcomed a new boutique property to its collection. Hotel Xenia will be Autograph Collection’s third hotel in London, joining St Ermin’s and Threadneedles.
The first Autograph Collection property to grace West London, Hotel Xenia is an urban designed hotel located in a beautiful Victorian building on Cromwell Road in South Kensington. The 99 spacious guest rooms and suites offer some of the city’s largest living space and maintain a boutique charm through a combination of traditional comforts and contemporary touches, which complement the design ethos of Autograph Collection hotels. The crowning glory of the hotel is the Xenia Suite with its own private balcony and onyx stone Turkish bath, complete with stunning views over West London.
The Hotel’s restaurant, Evoluzione, is headed up by Michelin-star awarded chef Andrea Angeletti. His carefully crafted menus feature traditional Italian dishes with modern European and Mediterranean influences, showcasing the best of local, fresh, and seasonal ingredients. For a taste of Italy, the à la Carte menu includes his signature spaghetti with roasted seafood, and saffron risotto with black olive sauce and pecorino cheese.
The nearby Living Wall bar offers a vibrant selection of signature cocktails and Italian style aperitifs created by an expert team of mixologists. The cocktail recipes offer something to suit all palates from timeless Martinis to new creations such as the Chilli-Passion Caipirinha (a refreshing blend of Germana Cachaca, passion fruit puree, chilli pepper, lime and brown sugar).
Opposite the bar is Xenia Lounge, an atmospheric setting for morning coffee or evening drinks with handmade Bohemia wallpaper and designer pieces. As night falls, soft lighting and the sounds of the Grand Piano transform the space into a relaxed and sultry bar area. For further relaxation, guests can retreat to the Living Lounge, a cosy bolthole with an 84” 3D Ultra HD TV, pool table, ping-pong table and a selection of board-games. The hotel is also home to a heated herb garden and humidor that houses a collection of Cuban cigars for guests to purchase.
John Licence, brand leader for Autograph Collection Hotels in Europe, comments: “We are delighted to welcome our third London hotel into the collection. As a hugely popular destination for both leisure and business travellers, we are really excited to have a presence in South Kensington. The portfolio continues to grow in Europe, and we believe that Hotel Xenia is a powerful addition as it truly embodies the philosophy of the collection, ensuring the brand’s offering continues to be exactly like nothing else.”