is a five star deluxe hotel, located in Wilton Place, Knightsbridge
. It is managed by Maybourne Hotel Group
, who also manage Claridge's
and The Connaught
Richard D'Oyly Carte
purchased The Berkeley in 1900, and his family remained in control for the next century. In 2005, The Savoy Group, including The Berkeley, was sold to Quinlan Private, which sold off the Savoy Hotel
and Savoy Theatre
and renamed the group Maybourne Hotel Group.Walsh, Dominic. "Savoy Group changes name after deal", The Times
, 25 January 2005
Like other hotels in the group, the hotel features a connection to Gordon Ramsay
who runs the Boxwood Cafe at the hotel.
The Blue Bar (designed by David Collins) is also situated in The Berkeley, as is Marcus Wearing. The Caramel Room within the hotel is home to the Pret a Portea, the world renowned 'fashionistas afternoon tea'.
The Berkeley is unique in that it boasts London's only rooftop swimming pool. Although The Savoy
in the Strand
also has pool open to the sky, that pool is located in an atrium on the third floor.
Recently released plans for the Berkeley show that the swimming pool on the roof will be closed and a new spa will be opened in the basement, with additional rooms being added to the roof area.
The Blue Bar
The hotel's Blue Bar was designed by Dublin architect David Collins, and is decorated entirely in 'Lutyens... Read More