Is there anything the Experimental Group can’t do? From the Prescription Cocktail Club and the Grand Pigalle Hotel in Paris to the ECC Chinatown and CVS Seven Dials in London, it seems they have the Midas touch when it comes to luxury with substance. No detail is too small to be overlooked, resulting in bars and hotels that are warm, welcoming and lavish as hell. With just enough playfulness to keep things light. And it seems they’ve done it again at the Henrietta Hotel.
Found in two converted red brick townhouses in Covent Garden, the hotel’s interiors have been masterminded by Dorothée Meilichzon; her faultless taste is responsible for the interiors many of the Group’s offerings. Taking inspiration from the surrounding streets, which, in true London style, are a compelling mix of architectural styles and ages, each room at the Henrietta Hotel has been individually decorated. But they share some features, including grand hand-built headboards, plenty of marble, and brass accents. The mini-bars (which include cocktails from the ECC), along with the 24-hour room service, would be enough to make a stay here ridiculously comfortable – if it wasn’t already.
Plush velvets, a colour palette of sweet dusky pinks, russets and deep blues, and ambient lighting make staying in the room undeniably appealing. But that would be to miss the on-site restaurant from Michelin-starred chef Ollie Dabbous (get your reservation in soon – it’s a stunner). Incidentally, if you want to experience the storied past of the area even further, pick a couple of the cocktails from the drinks list in the restaurant; it was created by drink historians Jared Brown and Anistatia Miller with just that in mind.