The Halkin by Como: a safe bet for staying in London

When The Halkin by Como first opened in 1991, its aim was to offer uncompromising standards of service and style. Since then the hotel has become the benchmark for contemporary hotels around the world. Conceived, created and owned by Christina Ong, today The Halkin is internationally regarded as London’s most elegant, exclusive and discreet hotel.

A stunning location

The facade

Sitting in a quiet street close to Hyde Park Corner, the shops of Knightsbridge and Mayfair, and surrounded by the embassies of Belgravia, The Halkin provides an unrivalled base for the traveller visiting London. It is a purpose-built hotel – but the property’s Georgian-styled façade of weathered bricks, Portland stone and arching windows gives little away. However, inside, the supremely contemporary and innovative design of Italian architects, Laboratorio Association of Milan, has created a hotel where every detail is tailored to meet the demanding needs of the most discerning traveller.

A jewel of design to welcome you

The front desk

The concept at the heart of the hotel’s design was the "Expansion of Space", a sensation that can be experienced throughout The Halkin. Above the light and airy lobby soars an impressive atrium ceiling decorated with a mural "skyscape", created by the Italian painter Valentino Vago. The lobby is open-plan in design and flows seamlessly into the hotel’s bar on the left and reception on the right.

Staying at The Halkin

Garden room
Belgravia suite
Como Suite Lounge

There are just 41 guest rooms and suites at The Halkin, all generously proportioned and individually designed and decorated. These are reached from a striking corridor of black, corrugated-wood panelling which flows in a powerfully sculptural curve on each level. All rooms are furnished to superlative standards in an uncluttered and elegant style which uses pale cream fabrics and warm Pomelé Sapele veneers. Exceptionally comfortable beds are fitted with Egyptian cotton sheets and sumptuous goose down pillows.
Many rooms have separate seating and dressing areas, and all offer splendid marble bathrooms with deep tubs, separate walk-in showers, anti-mist mirrors and plentiful exclusive Como Shambhala amenities. Suites on the fifth floor feature stunning, high curved ceilings that follow the arch of the barrel-vaulted roof, and large dormer windows allow light to flood in.

An exquisite cuisine

Ametsa with Arzak Instruction
Ametsa with Arzak Instruction
Private dinner
Ametsa with Arzak Instruction

Ametsa with Arzak Instruction is a Spanish restaurant from Michelin-starred chefs Elena and Juan Mari Arzak, opened for lunch and dinner. The approach is rooted in the traditions of "New Basque Cuisine", pairing the earthy flavours and techniques of Spain’s Basque region with modern, surprising twists. Fresh, locally-sourced and organic produce from land and sea are Ametsa`s building blocks.
Mai 2019