The Halkin

Design-conscious, chic, boutique

Halkin Street, London Sw1x 7dj, London SW1X 7DJ

(44) 20-7333-1000

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At a Glance

Founded by Singaporean hotelier Christina Ong, this boutique hotel, on a quiet street in Belgravia, is a favorite retreat for the fashion crowd.

Indagare Loves

  • Contemporary, minimalist decor
  • Stylish, well-heeled crowd
  • Desirable Belgravia location

Review

The Ongs, who own COMO Parrot Cay in Turks and Caicos and Cocoa Island in the Maldives, study design trends; they built an empire on importing such labels as Giorgio Armani to Asia, so it’s not surprising that they know how to cater to fans like Donna Karan and Donatella Versace. In the sleek, 41-room COMO property, the staff wears Armani uniforms, the rooms have cherry wood paneling and the restaurant menu emphasizes fresh local ingredients. The rooms, with their minimal decor, cream-colored fabrics and subtle touches, such as taffeta curtains, feel like experiments in inducing serenity—fittingly, they were designed by a Milan firm called Laborati Associati. One major drawback for the fabulous-looking people who tend to stay there: If working out is part of your daily ritual, you will have to hoof it to the Halkin’s sister hotel, the Metropolitan, to use its small basement gym, which is decidedly less glamorous than doing yoga back in your meditative room.

Who Should Stay

Fashionistas and media moguls who love a hip crowd and stylish rooms with staff that knows how to handle bigwigs.

Written by Melissa Biggs Bradley

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