Designers-cum-hoteliers Tim and Kit Kemp’s six boutique hotels in London’s West End have become firm favorites with discerning travelers. Their latest, The Haymarket, opens in early May. The hotel occupies one of the landmark London buildings designed by 19th-century architect John Nash, whose work is synonymous with Regency neoclassicism. Centrally located, the Haymarket is next to the calm grandeur of Pall Mall and St. James Park but just a short walk from the bustle of Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square. The 55 rooms are fresh and contemporary without sacrificing comfort, and introduce a very English note of eccentricity with their custom-made furniture, rich color, and original touches. The bathrooms are luxurious granite affairs. You’ll also find a conservatory, library, gym, and restaurant serving Northern Italian cuisine. The stand-out feature, though, is the 18-meter indoor pool with its own bar, lounge and sophisticated sound and lighting system.
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