Located in the heart of fashionable Kensington, lies the exquisite five-star Grade II Listed Milestone Hotel that overlooks Kensington Palace and Gardens. As part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, this mansion hotel offers unrivalled service and beautifully appointed guest rooms, suites and long-stay apartments, each individually designed with unique character and charm. With two staff members to every guest, it’s no wonder the Signature Hotel is regularly rated one of the best in the world for outstanding personal service, including World’s Best 500 Hotels by Travel + Leisure magazine in 2014, one of the Best hotels in the UK by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2015, and part of The Leading Hotels of the World network of exclusive properties.
Extending back to 1689 that was once home to Ambassadors and Barons, The Milestone Hotel reportedly sells more Champagne per guest than any place in London, so it’s not surprising that a jovial mood pervades this quintessentially British property. Each guest room at The Milestone is a work of art – a grand statement of colour and style – adorned with fine fabrics, fresh flowers, antique furnishings, and rare artworks. No two rooms or suites are alike, yet each of the 44 deluxe guest rooms, 12 luxury suites and six long-stay apartments casts its own spell, some with wonderful views overlooking Kensington Palace and Gardens.
Each room is an outstanding example of romantic elegance, comfort, and luxury, and yet each combines the latest 21st-century technology that one would expect from a mansion property of its calibre – with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet and interactive TV with movies on demand. Insight Vacations Luxury Gold guests will find plenty of thoughtful touches such as home-made cookies, chilled mineral water, hand-picked seasonal fruits and complimentary newspapers to name a few.
While the incomparable 24-hour butler service and beautifully appointed rooms make The Milestone stand out, it is their passion for fine wines and gourmet cuisine that is the driving force behind everything they do at this Signature Hotel. Discerning guests can experience fine dining in Cheneston’s Restaurant (deriving its name from an early spelling of Kensington) with its rich mahogany furniture; brunch or Afternoon Tea in the chic Conservatory; or a light menu in the unique split-level Stables Bar. And, inspired by the fact that the front door is virtually within Champagne cork popping range of Kensington Gardens, why not enjoy their famous ‘picnic in the park’?
Executive Chef, Alexandros Diamantis and his team make their mark serving fine cuisine with an accent on modern British dishes. Imagine Orkney Scallops with creamy horseradish polenta, Gressingham Duck Breast and Vanilla Bavarois filled with passion fruit. They balance their natural creativity with a superb range of traditional comfort foods and, if they have the ingredients to hand (organic and, wherever possible, locally sourced), they’ll rustle up exactly what guests want – when they want. There’s a fine choice of wine too with more than 300 vintages personally selected by Head Sommelier Emanuel Pesquiera.
Guests travelling on the new Luxury Gold Luxurious London and Paris itinerary will stay at The Milestone Hotel.
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