Scheduled to open in the new year, The Guardsman is a purpose-built luxury boutique hotel on Buckingham Gate in London that will offer the atmosphere, discretion and personal service usually associated with a private members’ club.
Eva Mount joins the team as opening General Manager and brings with her a wealth of five-star boutique experience, including General Manager roles at both The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences and The Arch London.
She also spent ten years with Firmdale Hotels, working at the brand’s Soho, Charlotte Street and Dorset Square properties.
The Guardsman is owned and operated by Shiva Hotels.
To bring their vision to life, the Shiva team are working with architects and designers known for their work in high-end hospitality: Dexter Moren Associates (The Curtain Hotel, Shangri-La at The Shard) and multi-disciplinary design practice Tonik Associates (Searcys, Silverstone).
This intimate property will feature 53 luxurious bedrooms, six exclusive residences on the upper floors and a restaurant for residents and their guests only.
The property, which extends down the quieter, more hidden Vandon Street, will offer its guests a degree of sanctuary and privacy, so will no doubt be favoured by those who require a lower profile while staying in town.
The top three floors encompass six exclusive residences.
Designed as the perfect London pied-a-terre, they comprise a selection of one, two and three bedrooms, along with sumptuous living spaces, dining areas and fully fitted kitchens.
The Penthouse has a wraparound terrace, whilst two other residences feature a more expansive outdoor space with planting and seating.
Said Rishi Sachdev, Managing Director, Shiva Hotels, “The Guardsman is designed for those who want the tailored, personal experience offered by a club, the flexibility and luxury of a hotel and the comfort and familiarity of home.
“It will also have a conscience, wherever possible putting both its people and the environment at the centre of its decisions.”