Shiva Hotels is set to open a purpose-built luxury offer, The Guardsman in April on London's Buckingham Gate, near Buckingham Palace.
The 53-bed boutique hotel will offer personal service usually associated with a private members’ club - a true home away from home experience.
The top three floors encompass six exclusive residences. Designed as the perfect London pied-a-terre, there are one, two or three bedrooms, along with sumptuous living spaces, dining areas and fully fitted kitchens.
The Penthouse has a wraparound terrace, whilst two other residences feature a more expansive outdoor space with planting and seating.
Along with their choice of rooms or residences, guests can request their preferred brand of drinks, menu items or bathroom products, all of which will be prepared ready for their arrival.
The spaces for dining and socialising are set over two levels, perfect for relaxing, reading, small gatherings or enjoying the carefully selected whiskys and spirits, as well as a sommelier curated wine list.
The restaurant will be open to residents and their guests only. Although a few select dishes will always be available, menus will be developed daily from seasonal produce sourced from carefully selected purveyors, London markets and organic farms. The kitchen will be open all day, and room service will be available around the clock.
The Shiva team has worked with two of the UK hospitality industry’s most lauded names, architects Dexter Moren Associates (The Curtain Hotel, Shangri-La at The Shard) and multi-disciplinary design practice Tonik Associates (Searcys, Silverstone), to bring The Guardsmen to life.
Said Rishi Sachdev, Managing Director, Shiva Hotels, “The Guardsman is designed for those who want the tailored, personal experience offered by a club, the flexibility and luxury of a hotel and the comfort and familiarity of a home. It will also have a conscience, wherever possible putting both its people and the environment at the centre of its decisions.”