Flaunting an unparalleled luxury quotient and chic interiors in a retro setting, The Pelham London is the quintessential British retreat. By Rashima Nagpal
An elegant boutique hotel in the South Kensington district of the British capital, The Pelham London fuses tradition with modernity quite seamlessly. Elements like wood-panelled walls, huge oil paintings, fireplaces, and a library with antique books lend it a cosy, vintage vibe, while chic, colourful Kit Kemp interiors bring the hotel to life.
One of the 29 luxury hotels in Italy, New York, Paris, and London that make up the Starhotels Collection, the five-star Pelham London offers accommodation in 52 aesthetic bedrooms and suites.
Each room features a unique sensibility, marked by a variety of patterns, beautiful textiles, colour-coded decor, and a mix of classic and contemporary furnishings. The most extravagant accommodation here is The Mews, a split-level, loft-style suite with a lounge, a dining area, and an open-plan bedroom featuring a king-size bed on the lower level and a queen-size bed on the mezzanine level. With a separate entrance, the suite enjoys complete privacy and feels like an apartment infused with world-class hotel services.
One of the best things about staying at The Pelham London is that one need not step out of the hotel for a Michelin-starred dining experience. The hotel is home to La Trattoria by Alfredo Russo. Breakfast, lunch, supper, or dinner the place serves up an authentic Italian meal prepared with finesse.
Much like the property itself, the restaurant is an impressive blend of the old and the new.
Many London landmarks, like the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and Hyde Park are mere minutes away from the hotel. A stroll under the London sun is a good way to experience the buzz on the streets. Or, make the best of what the hotel has to offer by opting for the Classic Car Experience, which takes you on a tour of the royal city in a chauffeur-driven vintage car.