Located on a quiet street off Soho Square, Hazlitt’s occupies three historic 18th century townhouses in the heart of London. Beautifully restored to its original Georgian style, the hotel blends the charm of yesteryear with modern innovation. As owner Peter McKay states, the Hazlitt’s creators are “meticulous about using antiques and traditional craftsmanship…and are ardent believers in drawing on authenticity to create the ambience for which Hazlitt’s has become known.” At Hazlitt’s, tradition is timeless.
Each of the thirty rooms at Hazlitt’s is unique. Sleep on a four-poster or half-tester bed, with one-of-a-kind artwork and furniture, true to the period, ensuite. All the bedrooms are named after individuals who lived in the buildings or surrounding neighborhood throughout its century-spanning history. These same characters also inspired the color palette and design of each room. Madame Dafloz was described as “young and lovely.” Today, the room bearing her name exudes femininity and charm. Mrs. Teresa Cornelys, however, a noted lover of Casanova, is quintessentially boudoir.
For royal extravagance, make a temporary home at the Duke of Monmouth Suite. The eldest illegitimate son of King Charles II was executed following a rebellion aimed at stealing the throne. Today, the rich colors and textures of his duplex suite at Hazlitt’s will inspire a regal tenure. From the multi-room suite step out to a private rooftop terrace with its impressive retracting glass roof. Yes, at Hazlitt’s, history has been updated with 21stcentury design. Enjoy the hotel’s signature fresh-baked croissants, rain or shine, accompanied by the massive stag sculpture—the Duke’s emblem—every morning on your private terrace.
Named after the famed English essayist, William Hazlitt, who lived and died here in 1830, the hotel is steeped in literary tradition. Peruse the hotel library to find autographed books by some of modern literature’s most beloved authors. As it is an honor to be featured in the Hazlitt’s library, writers are inspired to gift individually dedicated volumes to the collection. Compare the signatures of Ted Hughes and Bill Bryson as you enjoy a drink from the library’s honesty bar. As a guest at Hazlitt’s you help yourself to the cocktails, note them in the ledger, and pay at checkout. Here, your stay is very, very civilized.
Hazlitt’s honors traditional English hospitality, while fulfilling the wishes of the modern traveler. Free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and satellite television are unobtrusively installed in every room. Original Georgian paneling, one of a kind antiques, and classic portraits are subtly displayed with elegant charm. Every vacation is unique; why should your hotel be any different? Take refuge from the banality of cookie-cutter hotels, and create distinct, new memories inspired by almost 300 years of history.
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