London Luxury Week went into its second incarnation and this time it was exactly at the same time as London Collections: Men, the fashion week for menswear in London. So we decided to chose a new name called Luxury Week Men. Luxury Week Men includes everything from high-end hotel stays to male grooming treatments, food, fashion and catwalks. So to kick off this fabulous week, our first stop was The Bailey’s Hotel London.
I landed in Gatwick and took a train to London Victoria Station and just three stops away on the Piccadilly line, tube stop Gloucester Road, was the Bailey’s hotel, a perfect location literally opposite the tube stop. I had a busy schedule ahead as London Collections: Men was bigger then ever with a total of 78 events all around London. I could not literally do them all but as the female voice for menswear it is important I attend some of the events. Can you imagine how much clothing I need to bring in. When you’re up against the best dress men in Britain then the last thing you want to are hotels that are not accessible to public transport. This hotel was just stunning from the moment I layed my eyes on it.
Set in a stunning Victorian-era townhouse, The Bailey’s Hotel London combines old-world charm with the flair of fashionable South Kensington. With a sweeping staircase, stained glass windows, and intricate stonework, this hotel retains many of its original features, and is one of the most popular in the area. There are 212 stylish guest rooms and those travelling for work will appreciate its world-class Business Centre and the convenience of having the Millennium Conference Centre just next door. On the Piccadilly tube line you can visit popular attractions like Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall, and Kensington Palace is easy, and travel to Heathrow Airport is a breeze.
The entrance of the Bailey’s Hotel was just gorgeous and it gave me a clear understanding of what to expect. I loved all the personal art works around the establishment. When you visit make sure you walk through the corridors as there are plenty to see and explore and don’t forget to look up the ceilings too. The fresh flowers and the stairway make this hotel very personal like a big family home. The hotel is spotless and every guest I listened too loved their time there. The staff were very friendly and I was demanding as I had to get ready for meetings and was a tad stressed. The staff could see this and helped in every way to make sure I was ready, they provided me with a nice coffee and sparkling water to set the pace for a hectic day.
Olives Restaurant & Bar
The in-house restaurant and bar is called Olives and they serve fine Italian cuisine. The decor is stunning and you can have great views of the streets of London. The windows are huge so I could peak out at anytime to grasp what London can be all about. I am a coffee lover and they certainly know how to make fine coffee. I only ate breakfast here and the food selection is lovely. Great to see fresh fruit and healthy choices, even if you are not staying here it is a perfect location for business meetings or a drink with family and friends. You can also opt for some freshly cooked food and I chose some salmon to kick off day two of Luxury Week Men.
I had a long day which began at 4am for me, And I finally walked in to my room at about 10pm. First impressions count and I was so excited to be greeted with such a beautiful room. The first thing I noticed, it was overlooking the streets which I like late at night. You can feel the culture and observe at your own leisure. The second thing I noticed was the beautiful the parquet flooring, I am not a fan of carpets and this was really nice on my feet. The room really relaxed me, it was calm before the storm and I highly recommend choosing this room.
The luxury rooms offer a superb selection of amenities, a daily newspaper, and 30-40 sqm of spacious comfort, which was perfect for me as I had to decide what to wear the next morning. This is high fashion and one has to feel confident and refreshed to encounter a full on fashion event. This is Britain’s next top model for men after all. The huge bathroom, was perfect for me to relax my mind and reflect to what was coming.
The huge bed was comfortable and the linen felt amazing. I loved the bed head as it was really different. There was a proper chair and working desk for me, and being here on business it is a nice change to have a proper leather chair where I could do my social media catch up. The massive flatscreen TV was great to turn on and get me into the fashion mood. The coffee machine came in very handy at 4am the next morning.
With this room I also had exclusive access to The Bailey’s Lounge, where you get complimentary all-day refreshments and breakfast. Once I left the hotel, I was refreshed and ready to go. It was a great start to then run into Britain’s most successful male model David Gandy.
Thank you for a great stay, the room was fabulous and the staff who helped me get ready for a huge day were excellent. The hotel was very busy, but they still went out of their way to help me. Thank you for also taking care of all my deliveries that came in on the day of arrival.
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- Website: www.millenniumhotels.com/en/london/the-baileys-hotel-london
- Address: 140 Gloucester Rd, London SW7 4QH
- Phone: 020 7373 6000