The Bulgari London Hotel & Residences Expected to Open in April

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Just in time for the 2012 Olympics being held in London, England, the Bulgari London hotel is expected to swing it’s opulent doors open in April to welcome guests.

Bulgari Hotels and Resorts will open in London’s Knightsbridge area with 85 rooms in a joint venture with Marriott International. According to Business Insider, the opening will signify the first luxury new-build hotel in 40 years to open in the city. Not only will the property be providing haute accommodation for those visiting London, but there will also be residences available for sale.

According to the Bulgari Hotel’s website, a 7th floor penthouse is available through Christie’s International Real Estate. Although few details are currently available online about the penthouse, the website does indicate that it features 9,260 square feet of exquisite living space.

Francesco Trapani, Bulgari chief executive, spoke at an event in London last week and said Bulgari London will feature “a contemporary yet timeless style employing a range of marbles, woods and precious materials, together with Italian furniture and custom-made textiles.” Silver will be a major theme in the design of the hotel, which for those who are familiar with the Bulgari name know is a nod to the company’s silversmith origins.

The Bulgari London hotel will also include an 80-seat Italian restaurant, a bar, a ballroom, a 47-seat screening room, a library, a cigar shop, a 25-meter pool and a spa facility that has 12 treatment rooms for the ultimate in relaxation.

Of course, staying at the luxurious hotel won’t come cheap and Trapani noted that rate will be similar to three or four of London’s most expensive hotels.

Bulgari has opened two other hotels, one in Milan in 2004 and one in Bali in 2006. Trapani indicated that the company continues to scout other locations around the world to expand the hotel group.

The Bulgari Hotel & Residences is located at 171 Knightsbridge, SW7 1DW, London; +44 (0)207 591 2442.

Source: Hotel Chatter

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