We'll have more on what's inside the hotel next week, but fans of Kit Kemp's signature style - pops of color, bold fabrics, and lots of texture - will feel right at home. Don't be surprised if you end up wandering around touching sofas, chairs, even wallpaper to (literally) get a sense of all the different elements that make up your room and the public spaces.
Guests will have access to the private park opposite the hotel, with rooms facing the park coming in at a small premium. We actually liked some of the rooms tucked in the back of the hotel though; if you prefer your hotel stay to feel like a long weekend at an (arguably very wealthy) relative, that's the kind of vibe you can find here.
In addition to the drawing room with honesty bar, there is The Potting Shed restaurant on the lower ground floor, with separate access at street level. Entering the restaurant from outside, you'll head down a staircase with a sharp left turn, descending between the facade of the hotel and the sidewalk. Glass panels overhead bridge the restaurant, housed inside the actual hotel, and the bar, which is literally underneath the sidewalk and the street, with cozy booths in the arches of what used to be the cellar.
Stay tuned for more up close and personal details on the Dorset Square hotel next week!
Want to book a room? Superior rooms start from £195 ($304) excluding VAT, but don't bank on much availability once the Olympics are in town.