Iconic Five-Star Kensington Hotel Completes Major Redesign



The Royal Garden Hotel, part of the Goodwood Group, has announced the first phase of its extensive redesign programme, with its upgraded rooms welcoming an influx of summer customers. Known for its prime location, friendly and relaxed atmosphere and outstanding service, the hotel’s renovation marks an important landmark in its star-studded history.


At the heart of Kensington’s vibrant hospitality scene, the Royal Garden Hotel, which opened its doors again in April, occupies one of the most exciting locations in London. Overlooking Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens and within easy reach of popular attractions such as Kensington Palace, Royal Albert Hall and South Kensington’s Museum quarter, the hotel sits at the heart of one of the capital’s most visited areas.


The Royal Garden Hotel’s redesign project spans its roster of 177 rooms and suites overlooking Kensington Palace Gardens and the London skyline, delivering an important upgrade to coincide with the resurgence of travel bookings in 2022. Finished to an excellent standard, the redesigned rooms reflect the hotel’s reputation for a modern and luxurious style, providing a tailored luxury experience for visitors from around the world.



This new chapter in the hotel’s history builds on its extensive history and its heritage as a home away from home for celebrities, sports stars, and artists from all over the world. The Royal Garden Hotel has also hosted a variety of historically notable events, including the official reception for the triumphant England team following the 1966 World Cup, which until this month’s Lionesses win was the last time England had won a major international football tournament. The hotel opened under the Royal Garden brand in 1965, after the original 1800s building, used throughout the 1900s as part of the war effort by the Woman’s Royal Voluntary Service, was redeveloped.


Following the comprehensive upgrade to its facilities, the Royal Garden Hotel is on course to open its new ground floor restaurant, Origin Kensington in September, which will serve high-end cuisine prepared with excellent British produce at peak seasonal times. This brand-new offering will add to its highly successful Asian restaurant Min Jiang, a mainstay in London’s culinary landscape.



Oliver Bateman, General Manager at Royal Garden Hotel, commented: “We are thrilled to have completed the first phase of the Royal Garden Hotel’s renovation programme. Our incredible location overlooking Hyde Park and Kensington Garden and acclaimed Min Jiang restaurant has long been a draw for visitors and our investment into the renovation will further reinforce the Royal Garden Hotel’s reputation as a Kensington institution. We are looking forward to the completion of the final phase of refurbishment, including the much-anticipated opening of our new restaurant, Origin Kensington, in September.”



About Royal Garden Hotel:

Part of the Goodwood Group of hotels, the five-star Royal Garden Hotel opened its doors in 1965 in one of London’s premier locations. Located in the heart of Kensington, the Royal Garden Hotel overlooks Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park and situated near some of London’s most popular museums. In 1966 it hosted the official reception celebrating England's victory in the World Cup final. Featuring 394 Bedrooms over 10 floors, the Royal Garden Hotel also contains the renowned Min Jiang restaurant which overlooks Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park and London's Skyline.


Visit the Royal Garden Hotel website https://www.royalgardenhotel.co.uk/en/ to find out more