The Other House South Kensington gets personal
Mash-ups of the seemingly incongruent have occasionally resulted in miraculous, delightful and otherwise unanticipated combinations. Country-rock music, salted caramels, the iPod-plus-the-mobile-phone: they combine the best of the two and eliminate the rest. Imagine, then, what accommodation away from home would be if you dream of the convenience and facilities of hotels, the regularity and security of a time-share, and the familiarity of a private members club. You want something more than a room or suite which lacks the personal touch.
Founded by Naomi Heaton, The Other House South Kensington treats guests like club members, while at the same time, the feel is that of a luxury hotel. Indeed, one hears the word “members” more often than “guests” within its walls. Even a detail as small as this nomenclature creates an immediate feeling of belonging, a sensation that private clubs exude but which hotels cannot achieve. And such details matter: everywhere you look are books to peruse, and every surface invites one’s touch, from walls covered in sustainable materials to cosseting sofas and chairs.
The Library is a warm, welcoming space, ideal for casual…