In June, The Bulgari Hotel & Residences, London will open in the city's ultra-chic Knightsbridge neighborhood—reportedly the first brand new luxury hotel build in London in the last 40 years.
What we love: We hear that the 85 rooms and suites have touches inspired by some of the classic Bulgari jewelry designs—for example, the bedside table lamps were inspired by Bulgari’s silver candlesticks. Even cooler? The ballroom has two solid silver Bulgari chandeliers.
Open to exclusive members and guests of the hotel, the spa will be spread over two floors and has been crafted from onyx, teak and Vicenza stone. The spa will have 11 private treatment rooms and one double spa suite (which will include its own steam room, Jacuzzi and private treatment room).
The also has a 47-seat screening room with cinema-quality sound, as well as a library of more than 500 new and classic films available to guests of the hotel. (Tip: The screening room can also host press events, advanced screening film premieres and is available to hire for private screenings.)
Best of all, the hotel has been developed to meet strict criteria from BREEAM, the leading environmental assessment method for buildings. Green initiatives include an ecologically-designed “green roof” with bird and bat boxes, the sponsoring of electric car charging points within the vicinity of the hotel and residences, and energy conserving intelligent lighting. Geothermal Energy, a cost effective, reliable, sustainable and environmentally friendly form of energy generation, has been integrated into the hotel building and is the first of its kind in the UK.