Great Hotels of the World Announces New Hotel Opening in London

London, United Kingdom, May 11, 2013 --( Great Hotels of the World ( is pleased to announce the opening of a brand new hotel in London. Hotel Xenia will open today following a two-year development and a cost of approximately £9 million. Hotel Xenia ( is the latest addition to Great Hotels of the World’s Premium Collection.

The hotel is located on Cromwell Road in South Kensington, just minutes by foot from the city’s most famous museums, including the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Natural History Museum. The beautiful Victorian building has been lovingly restored, and boasts 99 contemporary guestrooms, including one suite – the first in London to have a Turkish bath. Unique personal touches are prevalent throughout the property, including the addition of a tablet computer in each of the bedrooms.

The hotel is showcasing an exciting new dining concept. Its restaurant, Evoluzione, has been inspired by renowned nutritionist Chiara Manzi, and serves delicious Italian food with a healthy twist. A destination in its own right, Evoluzione will provide healthy, low-calorie Italian cuisine in stylish surroundings, located in the property’s bright and elegant conservatory, with daily demonstrations at a dedicated show cooking station. Hotel Xenia promises, among other delights, a delicious three-course meal for under 800 calories – so you can enjoy guilt-free gourmet dining. Headed up by renowned Italian chef Pasquale D’Ambrosio, the restaurant also has an al fresco dining area.

Hotel Xenia can also cater for events in its private dining room, accommodating up to 14 guests. A multipurpose function room is also available, with capacity for up to 80 guests, ideal for board meetings, cocktail parties and screenings. Two stylish bars, one with a separate entrance and outdoor space, will serve an exciting menu of cocktails. A pretty herb garden where guests can enjoy the finest cigars from the bar's well-stocked humidor complete the onsite facilities.

Mario Ovsenjak, General Manager at Hotel Xenia comments: "We are very excited about this new property. It is an exclusive offering which we hope will be a contemporary yet comfortable home from home for our discerning guests. Innovation is throughout – from our unique dining concept to tablet computers in each room – which I believe will bring something special to London."

The hotel is currently running an opening offer, giving guests 35% off. To book, please visit

Xenia Hotel is a member of Great Hotels of the World Premium Collection. Rooms from £123.50. For more information or to book, please visit or call 020 7380 3658.

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Ashleigh Silverman
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Great Hotels of the World
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