NEW CLIENT: K West Hotel & Spa
You might have heard whisperings of a Shepherd’s Bush hotel so cool that A listers frequently visit. If walls could talk, the rooms at K West Hotel & Spa would have a few stories to tell. As former BBC offices and recording studios, the 219 guest rooms have soaked up the Rock 'n' Roll essence of hallowed legends such as Bob Marley and the Kinks, and music is in K West’s very DNA - the perfect choice for a savvy, cosmopolitan clientele.
As boutique hotels go, the location is pretty hard to beat. So close to shopping hotspot Westfield London that you can literally shop till you drop. Iconic Notting Hill is less than 10 minutes away by foot, and exploring the rest of London is easy with Shepherd’s Bush, Notting Hill and West Kensington tube stations close by.
Rooms are spacious, with the smallest still well over 200sq ft. The minimalist, contemporary style is calming, with individual quirks in every room, such as funky wallpaper or unique art pieces, create a distinct personality. In room tablets allow guests to order room service, late check outs or spa treatments.
A favourite backdrop for celebrity photoshoots, the spacious open-plan Studios boast custom furnishings, super king size beds, 48” smart TVs and Bose sound systems. Bathrooms feature glamorous Philippe Starck fixtures and The White Company Black Noir amenities.
Food & Drink
K West’s Studio Kitchen is open for breakfast, serving every order with a slice of glamour and a side-order of cool. From 4pm, The Studio Bar serves an a la carte gourmet menu offering vibrant, modern choices without the eye-watering price tag, from a delicious beef burger to Korean BBQ chicken. This sophisticated cocktail den oozes laidback, urban cool with a stunning black granite bar illuminated by dazzling drop-column chandeliers, an architectural fireplace and chic furnishings.
K Spa is a secret paradise complete with hydrotherapy pool, aromatic herbal steam room, Scandinavian sauna and sanarium, as well as London’s first Snow Paradise, six treatment rooms and a unique Dry Flotation room.
The Snow Paradise is filled with fine natural snow, and chilled to -15ºC. This entirely unique experience mimics the Finnish tradition of ‘Hot-Cold Therapy’, allowing guests to alternate between freezing and steamy environments.K Spa treatments, including a range of massages and facials, use quality brands such as Germaine de Capuccini and Aromatherapy Associates.
K Fit is available for use by hotel guests and members, and is decked out with state-of-the-art Startrac cardiovascular and resistance equipment. Thrash it out to your favourite tunes while working up a sweat on the cross-trainer, or distract yourself from the pain of an epic spin session with the latest episode of your favourite show - all machines are equipped with high-tech audio-visual systems.
From £119 per night room only
Richmond Way, London, W14 0AX