Bulgari Suite

While the rest of the world may be gunning for gold this summer, it may be said that silver has its rewards too. And actually, silver forms the underlying theme of the brand new Bulgari Hotel & Residences in London’s prestigious Kinghtsbridge neighborhood, which opened just last month. In a clear tribute to the Italian luxury brand’s silversmith origins, the 85 rooms and suites feature chic detailing, such as custom made silk curtains with patterns inspired by some of the classic Bulgari jewelry designs, and bed side table lamps inspired by Bulgari’s silver candlesticks. The silver theme continues right through the hotel into the restaurant and bar with hand crafted Italian detailing such as two stunning (and quite dramatic) solid silver Bulgari chandeliers in the Ballroom. Il Bar is the heart of the hotel’s social scene and the perfect place to enjoy La Dolce Vita with an Italian apertivo at the bar, whilst in the luxury surrounds of the hotel’s Cigar Shop where rare and vintage cigars can be smoked and purchased. And there’s also a spa, which has been crafted from onyx, oak and is hope to a Vicenza stone, green and gold mosaic swimming pool. Before you feel too guilty enjoying all of this abject luxury, know that the Bulgari Hotel has gone to great lengths to make the building environmentally friendly with a “green roof”, electric car charing posts, intelligent lighting and integrating Geothermal Energy to heat the place. If this is what silver gets you, well, who cares about gold. For hotel reservations, check out

Hotel Lobby / Lounge Bar Ristorante Bar Pool