Answers from Our Experts (1)
The words we would use to describe the style of 51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites and Residences are:
1. Homey. The hotel makes an effort to make guests feel at ease, with a welcome amenity of fresh fruit, a pillow menu, a fully equipped kitchen and a washer/dryer provided in each suite.
2. Impressive. The London hotel is housed in a series of gorgeous red-brick buildings with elaborate plaster carvings on their facades, fitting right in with the stately Westminster neighborhood. The entrance is reached through a front drive beneath an enormous coffered stone arch with two stone elephants on either side.
3. Corporate. While the décor is decidedly modern in the hotel’s public areas, it is somewhat lacking in flair or personality. Notable photographs or artwork are few, and the design style is more akin to corporate serviced apartments.
4. Residential. Several of the rooms are housed in separate buildings apart from the main hotel lobby and dining areas, which means guests enter their townhouses by key card and come and go as they please. With umbrellas and fresh apples in their private lobbies, the style is suitable for those who don’t like all the flash and buzz of busy hotels.
5. Gourmet. We can’t write about this hotel without mentioning its one-Michelin star Indian restaurant on-site, Quinlon. The luxury hotel also offers outdoor barbecue and shisha in its central courtyard, and there are a number of other restaurant options available to hotel guests.