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Dragons of Walton Street unveils unique project with top London hotel

Wed, 1 May 2013 00:00

‘SUITE DREAMS’

Dragons of Walton Street unveils unique project with top London hotel

Dragons of Walton Street is delighted to announce the opening of the highly anticipated ‘Suite Dreams’ nursery in tandem with Grosvenor House.   Designed and tailored with a royal baby in mind, one of Grosvenor House’s Premium Park View Suites has been transformed into a quintessentially British nursery – making it the first nursery offering of its kind from a central London luxury hotel.

Inspired by the suite’s idyllic views of Hyde Park and the hotel’s history, Dragons of Walton Street, which has a historic association with the Royal family, has created and installed a selection of bespoke, hand crafted and painted furniture for an unforgettable home from home experience, catering for the needs of families travelling with small children. Guests will not only be able to indulge in the extraordinary services of Grosvenor House, they will also have all of the practical equipment needed in the suite to ensure that their little prince or princess (as well as a sleep deprived Mum and Dad) has a relaxing, calm and comfortable stay.

Encompassing a peaceful and tranquil tone and in keeping with the Dragons’ signature style, the master bedroom features a wonderfully sculpted scroll top cotbed, complete with a regal coronet and  sheer voiles neatly draped either side.  Combining the practical with luxury, the bedroom, decorated in ivory tones with luxury trimmings, also has a chaise longue with two arms making nursing easier for new mothers. 

Between the bedroom and the bathroom, guests will find a practical baby changing area charmingly themed with timeless Beatrix Potter characters, including the world famous Peter Rabbit. 

The living area has a more playful London theme, featuring a number of child-size furnishings and toys, including a hand-painted play table bursting to life with iconic London landmarks and rush-seated chairs, hand painted for Grosvenor House. The rush-seat chair is the most iconic piece of furniture in the Dragons’ range, and is a favourite amongst celebrities - both Samantha Cameron and Sophie Dahl have had their own hand painted creations produced!  The pièce de résistance however, is a beautiful dolls house cupboard hand painted to represent Grosvenor House’s signature architecture – the intricate artwork for this piece alone took xxx days to paint!

Travellers will be able to select from three packages starting from £2,230 per night: Clarence (one night), Windsor (two nights) and Buckingham (three nights).  Guests who choose the premium Buckingham package will enjoy a full baby concierge service including: 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, a private tour of Buckingham Palace (date dependent) as well as a personal shopping trip at Harrods.

Alongside the beautiful furniture, the Suite Dreams nursery also includes an iconic Balmoral Silver Cross Pram. The Balmoral is the original coach-built pram and, like Dragons’ furniture, is handmade and hand painted in the UK. Described as the Rolls Royce of prams, it has been the pram of choice for royalty and celebrities around the world for decades.

Lucinda Croft, owner and MD of Dragons of Walton Street, said: "I have always wanted to team up with a top London hotel and create a stunning nursery suite, so when Grosvenor House got in touch we literally jumped at the chance.

“It has taken a huge amount of work but every moment has been great fun and a real privilege to turn the Suite into a dream environment for a family travelling with a baby.

“We have tried to bring the outside in, especially given the room has a stunning view of Hyde Park, as well as feature lots of London attractions and icons on our hand-painted furniture.

“I’m convinced that the guests who stay in it will cherish every moment of this unique suite."

Lorna O’Neill, Communications Director from Grosvenor House said, “I’ve been totally blown away with the Dragons of Walton Street and the meticulous detail and attention that they’ve put into every aspect of creating ‘Suite Dreams’. Every piece of furniture is considered, planned and completely tailored to Grosvenor House, with each piece telling its own story. From depicting our history and location through the cotbed artwork, to painting our architecture on the book cupboard, complete with our Grover Dog mascot; working with the Dragons has been a privilege. The suite captures the very essence of our royal heritage and world famous Park Lane address and I’m thrilled to be able to offer this one of a kind experience to our guests.”

The ‘Suite Dreams’ package will be available to pre-book from May 2013 and will be officially open to the public from June.