Contents of London’s 5-star Hempel Hotel headed to auction
LONDON – The Hempel Hotel, a 5-star luxury establishment located next to Hyde Park, has ceased trading due to redevelopment. Its furnishings, art and other contents will be going under the hammer on September 12th.
Located in Craven Hill Gardens — a beautiful garden square that boasts many fine examples of Victorian architecture — the Hempel Hotel was recently voted one of the Top 10 London Luxury Boutique Hotels.
The hotel was designed by legendary designer Anouska Hempel, and each room was a masterpiece of minimalist art. The Hempel was a favorite of celebrities such as Victoria Beckham, while Michael Jackson famously booked the entire hotel during a stay in London in 2006.
The sale will take place on the hotel premises — 31-35 Craven Hill Gardens, London, W2 3EA — via two rostrums, commencing at 10:00 a.m. local time. Preview hours are 8:30 a.m. till 6:30 p.m. on September 10th and 11th.
The hotel’s entire stock of furniture, fixtures and fittings will be auctioned, creating a unique opportunity for private and hospitality industry buyers alike to acquire high-quality items that once adorned this luxurious residence. The items include designer furniture, dining chairs and tables, bar fittings and a huge range of beautiful crockery and cutlery. As befits the hotel’s status as a destination for art lovers, there will also be a selection of designer art pieces available, including a sculpture of an elephant named Bobby.
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