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The Milestone Hotel

Name of resort/hotel

The Milestone Hotel

 

Year opened

In 1689 the original dwelling on site, Kensington House, was first occupied. In 1922 the former home was transformed into hotel use, and in 1998 the Milestone Hotel became a part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection.

 

Last refurbishment

1999

 

Neighbourhood

Within London’s prestigious burrow of Kensington, directly overlooking Kensington Palace and Gardens. Kensington Palace, (the former residence of Queen Victoria and more recently Diana, Princess of Wales) is directly opposite the hotel’s front door. It is now the London residence of Prince William and Catherine, so you’ll have Royal neighbours.

 

Walking distance to:

Just an eight to ten minute walk from, the Royal Albert Hall, the world’s most famous stage, museums and just minutes from the finest shopping in Knightsbridge. An abundance of world-renowned shopping including the famous stores of Harrods and Harvey Nichols, and the boutique and antique shops of Church Street await. By cab you are only minutes away from the vibrant Piccadilly Circus, Shaftsbury Avenue, Leicester Square and Convent Garden.

Size and style:

Each guest room at The Milestone is a work of art – a grand statement of colour and style – adorned with fine fabrics, fresh flowers, antique furnishings, and rare artworks. No two rooms or suites are alike, yet each of our 44 deluxe guestrooms, 12 luxury suites and six long-stay apartments casts its own spell, some with wonderful views overlooking Kensington Palace and Gardens.

 

Family friendly:

Family friendly services including a hotel nanny service to enjoy private alone time knowing your kids are well looked after, private dining catered to special dietary requirements, a family picnic in Kensington Gardens, family rooms comfortably accommodating families of six with a private balcony, children’s books and games.

Pet-friendly services with a range of custom made pet beds, duvets and floor mats, turn down treats. A full list of pet services such as dog walking, treats, grooming services, veterinary services, leashes, dog sitting etc.

 

Airport transfers:

Guests can take advantage of using our luggage service provider AirPortr to deliver your luggage safely and securely to the airport – particularly useful if you have a late flight and do not want to return to the hotel to pick up your luggage after a day of exploring the sights and attractions.

 

On site drinking and dining facilities:

The Stables Bar: Is an intimate setting for delicious snacks and cocktails accompanied by the Cheneston’s Restaurant for fine dining. Set in a Grade II listed building, the beautiful 17th century architecture and extensive drinks menu belies such a modest name for the Stables Bar, including the Old Fashioned as the Milestone’s signature cocktail.

Cheneston’s Restaurant: Cheneston’s derives its name from an early spelling of Kensington, Cheneston’s is our intimate and elegant restaurant, offering the finest British cuisine.

Afternoon Tea is a quintessentially English tradition and is upheld in its finest form here at The Milestone, recently highly commended at the Afternoon Tea Awards, 2017 and 2016. Served in Cheneston’s Restaurant, the Park Lounge or the Conservatory, it is a treat in more ways than one – a delicious array of delicate finger sandwiches is accompanied by warm freshly baked scones served with Devonshire clotted cream and home-made preserves, as well as a selection of pastries including éclairs, tartlets, cupcakes and macaroons.

 

On-site facilities:

Gym

Jo Shrimpton, The Milestone’s newly appointed Yoga and Pilates instructor, invites guests to join her for an individually crafted and personal session. Shrimpton, who brings with her over 15 years of experience working with private clients around the world, is trained in traditional Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Meditation, as well as Polestar Pilates, and draws on these to create a bespoke and holistic experience for guests. Personal Trainer and Nutritionist, Andy Elliott, helps guests to reinvent their health and fitness regimes with expert guidance. Elliott can create personalised plans which suit the busiest of lifestyles.

Pool

Yes

Spa

Spa Therapist to the stars, Fiona Keane, who has spent 30 years giving her innovative treatments to a closely guarded client list of A-listers around the world, from Kensington Palace to The White House, before taking up home at The Milestone Hotel. Keane’s varied menu of treatments, including soothing massages, reinvigorating facials and beauty services, come highly recommended by the legend that is Joan Collins.

 

Eco and community initiatives:

The threat posed by climate change calls for the need to preserve natural resources and set green practices. These vary from large-scale initiatives – such as a clear policy on recycling, installing solar panels to provide energy and dimmer switches to conserve it, and finding ways to reuse waste water for flushing toilets and watering plants – to apparently trivial responses like reusing scrap paper as notepaper.

  • Green practices training for all staff
  • Belu water – the only 100% carbon neutral water company giving all profits to Water Aid
  • Through Clean Conscience (#makingadifference) we recycle old soaps and toiletries which reduces waste to land fill and benefits humanitarian projects around the world
  • Up-cycling of used candles into new wax products which then get sold, with all proceeds going to charity
  • Dedicated fundraising initiatives for The Starlight Foundation, Hospitality Action and Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital
  • In 2016, The Milestone donated £2,500 to SMART, a local charity focusing on mental health issues, to create an urban garden through the #GivePeasAChance competition, run by Cully & Sully and Grow it Yourself
  • Adopted a polar bear through the World Wildlife Foundation as the hotel green mascot for 2017
  • Work with the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation as part of our commitment to the local community

 

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