Capital Hotel

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Capital Hotel
Capital Hotel is located in Central London
Capital Hotel
Location within Central London
General information
Location 22-24 Basil Road, Knightsbridge, London, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°30′0.36″N 0°9′42.12″W / 51.5001000°N 0.1617000°W / 51.5001000; -0.1617000Coordinates: 51°30′0.36″N 0°9′42.12″W / 51.5001000°N 0.1617000°W / 51.5001000; -0.1617000
Opening April 1971
Owner David Levin

Capital Hotel is a small 5-star hotel in London, England. It is located at 22-24 Basil Street, Knightsbridge, and is known to have been visited by The Queen.[1]

It was established by David Levin in April 1971 who still owns and operates it today.[2]

Interior[edit]

The Capital Hotel is a small townhouse hotel and its rooms are individually designed with original works of art. It features the work of designers such as Nina Campbell and David Linley.[3]

The hotel has eight suites, designed using materials from the Ralph Lauren collection. The mattresses are handmade and the sheets are Egyptian cotton.[3]

Restaurant[edit]

Gary Rhodes who worked at the hotel restaurant

In 1974 the hotel's restaurant, The Capital Restaurant, was one of the first three hotel restaurants in London to achieve a Michelin Star under chefs Richard Shepherd and Brian Turner.[4] In 2001 it earned a second star under Éric Chavot.[5] Other notable chefs who have worked there include Gary Rhodes and Paul Merrett.[6] The restaurant lost its stars after Chavot's departure in 2009.[7] Wines served in the restaurant included those from the proprietor's eponymous winery in the Loire Valley in France.[3]

By 2013, the hotel's restaurant had been replaced by a new restaurant, Outlaw's, named for its chef, Nathan Outlaw.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Queen's celebrations". The Handbook. 24 May 2012. Archived from the original on 1 February 2013. 
  2. ^ capitalhotel.co.uk
  3. ^ a b c "Capital Hotel". Miles Faster. Retrieved 26 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Brian Turner", The Caterer, 21 September 2006.
  5. ^ "Indians and Pub Star in Red Guide", Sunday Business, 21 January 2001  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  6. ^ Fay Maschler, "No place like Jerome's in The Capital", Evening Standard, 10 December 2009.
  7. ^ Kühn, Kerstin (15 January 2010). "Michelin stars released by the new Michelin Guide". Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  8. ^ Matthew Norman, "Restaurant review: Outlaw's at the Capital, London", The Daily Telegraph, 20 February 2013.

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