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By Chris Boyle


The Halkin is a haven in the heart of London’s Belgravia, promising discreet luxury where service is efficient and intimacy matters.

The look is elegantly contemporary, and its boutique size remains enduringly appealing. This home away from home is a place to relax and be waited on, to sleep and be reinvigorated, where serenity proves to be the essence of the hotel experience.

The supremely innovative design of Italian architects Laboratorio Associati of Milan is clear in the airy lobby and soaring atrium ceiling, with a stunning mural ‘skyscape’ created by Italian painter Valentino Vago. In The Halkin’s 41 guest rooms and suites comfort is fundamental and exquisite. The hotel is renowned for technically sophisticated in-room services, with state-of-the-art touch-screen consoles, on-demand movie and music selection and complimentary Wi-Fi access. For the discerning gourmand, hotel restaurant Nahm offers delectable Thai and eastern cuisine, courtesy of celebrated Australian chef David Thompson.

Exquisitely exclusive, The Halkin remains the capital’s best kept secret.


  • Square footage: 689
  • Nightly rate: £1,300 (about $2,135), plus VAT



Number of rooms in suite: Two
Number of entrances to suite: One

Number of baths: One, a spacious marble bathroom featuring separate bathtub and walk-in shower

Suite style: Furnished to a superlative standard, the suite offers an uncluttered elegant style using pale creams and warm Pomele Sapele veneers. Bespoke Italian design is combined with Oriental influences to create unparalleled comfort and tranquility. The spacious separate seating and dressing areas feature carefully selected Asian antiques. Designed by Italian architects, Laboratorio Associati.

Key selling points: Each of the four COMO Suites boasts a spacious private balcony accessible via the separate lounge area. Enjoy private dining for up to six guests, along with immaculate private butler service. At the heart of the hotel’s philosophy are advanced technology amenities, including bedside control panels for lighting, room service, butler, alarm calls and world-time information (available in nine languages).

Number of suites in hotel: 17


Nahm: The cuisine at this acclaimed David Thompson Thai restaurant is authentic and innovative, and private dining facilities are available for up to 30.

Max Hohenwater, Manager



The Halkin Bar: An intimate bar popular for light bites, afternoon tea and wine flights.



The hotel’s fitness center features two treadmills, a cross trainer, various free weights and a stretching area.

Expert personal trainers are available upon request. COMO Shambhala spa treatments are available nearby at The Halkin’s sister property, the Metropolitan London hotel.


AA five-star

Bronze in Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Efforts, Green Tourism Business Scheme, 2010

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