The Awards are based on responses from online voting, guest feedback, and Local Expert reports drawn from the hotels featured in Condé Nast Johansens most recent Guides. The winners were announced at the annual Johansens Awards for Excellence Dinner, which were held at The May Fair Hotel, London.
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The Bloomsbury’s General Manager, Michael Neve comments: “We are delighted to take home this prestigious award, following on from our sister hotel The Marylebone who won this same award last year. We believe that The Bloomsbury offers guests the perfect location in central London as well as our signature Doyle Collection hospitality – a real warmth and thoughtfulness that stems from being a much loved Irish-family business. We have a very big year ahead at The Bloomsbury, with many exciting changes in the pipeline, so watch this space!”
Situated in the heart of London’s literary scene in 18th century Bloomsbury village, The Bloomsbury is a Grade II listed neo-Georgian building designed in the 1930s by Sir Edwin Lutyens and comprises of 153 spacious rooms and suites. In the warmer months, the hotels popular al fresco dining spot, Dalloway Terrace is perfect for a relaxed meal or afternoon tea, while the new The Bloomsbury Club Bar has a members’ club feel and is furnished with plush leather armchairs and wall-to-wall bookshelves, complete with a twinkling grotto, ideal for cocktails all year round.
This year marks some exciting changes for The Bloomsbury, as The Doyle Collection has announced a multi-million-pound investment at the hotel, with the architecture and design being overseen by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio. The project will begin in 2017 with the refurbishment of public spaces. Martin Brudnizki Studio is the perfect choice for this project, due to their considered approach which carries the utmost respect for the unique character of each site, as well as their reputation for creating some of the world’s most celebrated interiors (The Ivy, Soho Beach House Miami, Scott’s).