My absolutely favorite reason to visit London is its hotels; I know I will always receive unparalleled service. Most luxury hotels upkeep its traditions in exceeding guest expectations, thanks to the city’s deep history with butler service (in fact, it’s Britain that — for centuries — preserved the role of the butler as a senior ranked position of servitude as far back as the 17th century). And while nearly a dozen luxury hotels have opened in the past three years, they continue to defy expectations like the new BoTree Hotel in London.
London continues to go beyond boundaries and conventions into the “infinite London” it’s known for, and the city is well prepared for the expected 40 million visitors in 2024, fully rebounding from the impact of Covid (according to Visit Britain). There are plenty of reasons to visit, and London hotels are destinations unto themselves, such as Savoy and Peninsula, but now BoTree Hotel London adds more flavor to the hotel scene.
Opened September 15, 2023, the hotel offers 199 rooms including 30 suites as well as a destination restaurant and bar. The BoTree captures the spirit of Marylebone’s ‘village’ life and reflects the allure of central London while establishing Place III Hotels’ form of luxury: Conscious Luxury.
5 reasons to book BoTree Hotel London
- BoTree Hotel London is a destination within a destination
The BoTree encompasses the energy and atmosphere of Marylebone. Guests can expect word-class living, guest rooms with colorful natural fabrics and eclectic textures created exclusively for the hotel. Thirty contemporary suites provide the perfect entertaining space with a lounge, balcony, personal bar, and integrated cocktail station. The largest of the suites, The BoTree Suite, flaunts commanding views across central London with its own guest entrance and an outdoor terrace.
The hotel’s personalized service is next level. Welcoming floor hosts will be present for all guests’ needs — 24/7.
2. Compelling architecture and design – including the guestrooms
The design of The BoTree Hotel London respects the existing architectural character of Marylebone Lane and Welbeck Street with active frontage and public realm enhancements. It’s very Instagram friendly.
The hotel’s interiors are also commanding. Expect bold colors complemented by natural materials and illuminated with delicate lighting to create cozy spaces that radiate elegance and invite social connection. Guests will notice the entrance area is graced with flower arrangements and luscious plants inspired by the vibrance of Marylebone Lane.
Akin to Marylebone residences, the guest rooms at The BoTree have been designed to cater to diverse lifestyles, while caring for the planet with considered, innovative touches.
Rooms offer a reception space, separate bathroom, with sliding panels for extra privacy, which open out to the bedroom, bathroom, and lounge area. Each features eco-friendly luxury furnishings, Jasper Conran Wedgewood tea sets, vegan leather headboards and eucalyptus Tencel bedding.
3. Location, location, location
Right at Bond Street tube station, The BoTree Hotel London connects Marylebone, Mayfair and Soho — the perfect base to discover the city’s iconic sights and explore some of the best neighborhoods in London known for independent cafés, bookshops and boutiques.
Nearby Marylebone, a fashionable village-like neighborhood, is known for its elegant Georgian and Victorian architecture, world-class dining and premier entertainment. In Mayfair, guests will find major international galleries and auction houses, flagship designer stores on the famous Bond Street, private clubs, Michelin star restaurants and more. From a stroll in Regent’s Park to taking in a concert at Wigmore Hall or an art exhibition at The Wallace Collection, the area boasts plenty of opportunities for explorers to get a true taste of London’s best.
4. BoTree Hotel London offers LAVO, a memorable dining experience
Tao Group Hospitality oversee the hotel’s dining and bars, including LAVO, The BoTree’s signature restaurant, serving sophisticated Italian cuisine with coastal flair. LAVO, which has a location in Los Angeles, as well as other sites across the US and Singapore, has now made its UK debut at The BoTree. Expect fresh pasta made in-house; whole grain pizzas, fish and more. The menu, created by the group’s Chief Culinary Officer Ralph Scamardella, will be executed by Culinary Director Stefano Lorenzini.
Standout dishes include fresh homemade pasta such as Tagliatelle al Limone infused with marjoram, sweet butter and Kaluga caviar, whole grain, single-source flour pizzas, a showstopper Wagyu meatball topped with whipped ricotta, a delicate Salt-baked Mediterranean sea bass and an indulgent 20-Layer Chocolate Cake.
The cocktail program features dramatic iterations of classics and bold signature drinks, such as the LAVO Negroni, which allows guests to put their own twist on an iconic tipple alongside a curated wine offering, completing the dining experience.
The hotel’s neighborhood bar, The BoTree Bar is just as posh.
5. Expect a world-class roster of exceptional leadership at BoTree Hotel London
Expect a wealth staff with five-star experience in London hospitality. Founder of Place III Hotels, Rishi Sachdev heads up the team, which includes Eva Mount, who was formerly General Manager at The Guardsman and spent over 10 years with famed Firmdale Hotels, as General Manager; Ben Bateman, formerly General Manager at Locke Hotels as Hotel Manager; Simone Caretti, formerly Head Concierge at W London, as Head Concierge; and Culinary Director, Stefano Lorenzini. Chef Stefano has over 24 years of experience in the culinary world, working at venues such as Santini, Cecconi’s Mayfair, Shoreditch House, and ME London Hotel before joining Tao Group Hospitality in New York.
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