Hotelier André Balazs has opened the doors to the long awaited Chiltern Firehouse on Marylebone’s Chiltern Street.
With Chiltern Street recently voted “London’s Coolest Street” by Condé Nast Traveler, The Chiltern Firehouse opens alongside some of London’s most unique shops and boutiques, including the Monocle Café and Trunk Clothiers.
The Chiltern Firehouse is the first international venture by the US based hotelier, adding to his collection of bespoke, luxury hotels which include the renowned Mercer in New York and the iconic Chateau Marmont in Hollywood, both acclaimed restorations of historic landmark buildings, and celebrated for their unique, creative clientele.
The redbrick Chiltern Firehouse dates back to 1889 when it was purpose built as a fire station. André Balazs discovered the building over 5 years ago with friend and London property developer Harry Handelsman, and has carefully retained and reinstated many of the building’s original architectural features revealing lost details such as the facade’s carved Portland stone arches and original brickwork.
At the heart of the hotel is a restaurant with a large open style kitchen, which will be run by Executive Michelin starred Chef, Nuno Mendes.
Website: Chiltern Firehouse