Designed by locally-based Tara Bernerd, the hotel has a dark, masculine feel, with leather headboards and purple velvet sofa.
Thompson Hotels, after planting its fashionable flag throughout North America, decided it was time to bring its lifestyle brand of hospitality to Europe. The result is the Belgraves, situated in London’s posh Belgravia neighborhood. Designed by locally-based Tara Bernerd, the property is set in a former Sheraton. After a $30 million overhaul, the hotel now has a dark, masculine feel, with leather headboards and purple velvet sofas in the 85-rooms. In contrast, the crisp white bathrooms—some with bathtubs with skyline views—are outfitted in Italian marble, smoked glass, and wood vanities. The country’s youngest female executive chef, Sophie Michell, presides over Pont St, an all-day shrine to seasonal ingredients with chain mail mesh curtains, ceramic tiled floors, reclaimed brick walls, and recessed wood-paneled ceilings. After dinner, hit the mezzanine bar for a gin martini on the cashmere sofas, where Cuban cigars await.