Designed by the renowned Dragons of Walton Street, which has a historic association with the royal family. The room boasts stunning handcrafted and painted furniture, creating a memorable home-away-from-home stay for families traveling with small children. The gorgeously designed master bedroom, decorated in calming, soft ivory hues, features a sculpted scroll-top cot-bed, with a regal coronet and sheer voile curtains neatly draped on either side.
And Dragons’ designers have incorporated practical elements among the luxury trimmings, including a chaise lounge with two arms, making nursing easier for new mothers. There’s also a baby changing area charmingly themed with timeless Beatrix Potter characters.
London is the theme of the playful living area, which boasts a number of child-size furnishings and toys, as well as hand-painted, rush-seated chairs, a product already a favorite with celebrities—Prime Minister David Cameron’s wife Samantha and actress Sophie Dahl are already fans. However, it’s the stunning dollhouse cupboard, hand-painted to represent Grosvenor House’s signature architecture, that’s the piece de résistance.
“The excitement for the impending royal baby is evident all over London and like the Jubilee and Royal wedding celebrations in the last few years, I am sure that this momentous event will bring lots of interest to the UK and London once again,” said Lorna O’Neill, Communications Director from Grosvenor House. “Working with Dragons of Walton Street has allowed us to make a beautiful nursery suite at Grosvenor House a reality, which is absolutely fantastic. “
“So often when a family travels with their baby or young child, their sleeping arrangements are an afterthought, whether it be in the form of an uncomfortable, portable bed or a travel cot,” continued O’Neill. “What we can now provide is the royal experience from the moment our guests arrive, with beautiful, handcrafted and bespoke furniture that has been exquisitely designed and styled to create a nursery environment that will actually help the parents to settle their baby to sleep, hopefully giving mum and dad some quality time to enjoy the luxury of the suite themselves!”
Guests can choose from three packages starting from approximately $3,400 per night: Clarence (one night), Windsor (two nights) and Buckingham (three nights). The premium Buckingham package with full baby concierge service includes pick up from the airport, an evening of childcare, dinner for two in JW Steakhouse, pampering treatments for both parents, a private consultation with one of the Dragons of Walton Street’s head designers and a private tour of Buckingham Palace (date dependent) as well as a personal shopping trip at Harrods.
Carol Driver is a journalist with more than 13 years' experience writing, subbing and editing at national and regional publications and websites in the UK. Carol is currently the group editor at TNT Multimedia, which has magazines in London, Australia and New Zealand. She previously worked at national newspaper website the Mail Online well as writing for a host of other publications. She has also ...(Read More)