The moment I saw this image I knew. Anouska Hempel was at it again. You see, while on my honeymoon 15 years ago, I sat in front of a fireplace very much in the spirit of this. I stayed at the Hempel Hotel. It was new, modern, and making waves in the media. It was the first London boutique hotel of its kind, nestled in a residential area, blending with its surroundings so well it seemed invisible to the passerby. It was the best kept secret around.
Anouska Hempel has designed and managed three award winning boutique hotels (Blakes London, Blakes Amsterdam, and The Hempel). Her signature style shines again in the new La Suite West Hotel. “Located on a quiet street on the edge of London’s magnificent Hyde Park, close to the West End and Paddington”. The aesthetic of “La Suite West…takes the shape of a stark temple of black and white, where clean lines meet sharp angles and sculptural forms. A corridor of inky-black marble floors leads guests up to an unusually long white marble reception desk. In the garden, crisp lines and sculptural forms that characterize the hotels interior are echoed in meticulously pruned plants, trees and hedges.” It is absolutely gorgeous. Perfect for that anniversary trip, don’t you think?