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"It is something of a cliche to describe a Japanese-styled hotel as 'a sanctuary', but sometimes - and certainly in this case - only a cliche does it justice."                   - Emilie Lemons, Glass Magazine

Located on a quiet street on the edge of London's magnificent Hyde Park and close to the West End and Paddington, this boutique hotel is the minimalist and latest creation of famed British designer Anouska Hempel.

Ranked one of the world’s top 100 interior designers and architects, Anouska Hempel has also made a name for herself in landscape design and high fashion and has owned, designed, and managed several award-winning, luxury boutique hotels.

Here at La Suite West, the aesthetic takes the shape of a stark temple of black and white, where clean lines meet sharp angles and sculptural forms. A corridor of inky-black marble floors leads guests up to an unusually long white marble reception desk.

In the garden, crisp lines and sculptural forms that characterise the hotels interior are echoed in meticulously pruned plants, trees and hedges. Leading from the hotel RAW restaurant, food and beverage service is available, making it the perfect location for mocktails or afternoon tea.