The Halcyon was London’s first real boutique hotel. After opening its doors in the early 1990s, The Halcyon quickly established itself as one of the capital’s most exclusive – and most discreet – celebrity bolt holes.
London, England (PRWEB UK) 27 February 2012
London estate agents Knight Frank are pleased to present an exclusive two bedroom apartment located on the ground and lower ground floor in the former Halcyon Hotel in Holland Park, London.
The Halcyon was London’s first real boutique hotel. After opening its doors in the early 1990s, it quickly established itself as one of the capital’s most exclusive – and most discreet – celebrity bolt holes.
Regarded as one of the city’s best-kept secrets, the 44-room hotel played host to an extraordinary amount of celebrity shenanigans in its short history and featured as Simon Templar's London hotel in the Hollywood movie 'The Saint'.
Names including Mick Jagger, Paula Yates, Liam Gallagher, Patsy Kensit, Liza Minnelli, Geri Halliwell, Monica Lewinsky, Robert de Niro, John Cleese, Naomi Campbell and Yoko Ono have all walked the halls!
The classic Italianate Holland Park Villa extends to approximately 258 sq m, (2,780 sq ft) and is one of only 12 apartments in the award winning luxury development. In 2008, when the development opened, the luxury apartments were quickly snapped up by dignitaries and the business elite.
This luxury apartment has the perfect blend of living space and magnificent entertaining space, including a plethora of unusual and state of the art fixtures and fittings. A bespoke leather clad wall unit houses the 60” television. Hidden speakers in the ceiling above the sitting room provide 5:1 cinema sound while speakers above the dining table can be played together or as a separate zone.
The property in Kensington has recently been refurbished to the highest standard and specification. It boasts a spectacular double aspect living & dining room that is over 36 feet long and 21 feet wide, with 12ft ceiling height. Solid tiger wood flooring adorns the living room, and two large double height bay windows overlook the apartment’s outdoor private courtyard.
Protected by security alarm with window and door sensors, motion sensors and external security cameras, this is the epitome of luxury living in one of London's most famous classical Italianate Villas. The modern, elegant finish throughout is immaculate and welcomes immediate occupation. Holland Park benefits from the tranquil, open-spaces of Holland Park itself, as well as the excellent shops, bars, restaurants and transport links of Notting Hill Gate and Kensington High Street.
For further information, please contact Kensington estate agents:
Sami Robertson, Associate, Knight Frank, 020 7938 4311
Lucy O’Brien, Marketing Assistant, Knight Frank, 020 7938 4311
Notes to Editors
Knight Frank LLP is the leading independent global property consultancy. Headquartered in London, Knight Frank and its New York-based global partner, Newmark Knight Frank, operate from 207 offices, in 43 countries, across six continents. More than 6,340 professionals handle in excess of US$886 billion (£594 billion) worth of commercial, agricultural and residential real estate annually, advising clients ranging from individual owners and buyers to major developers, investors and corporate tenants. For further information about the Company, please visit http://www.knightfrank.com.