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Introducing Inhabit, Queen’s Gardens, a new Design Hotels member

Inhabit, Queen’s Gardens

Inhabit, Queen’s Gardens follows in the footsteps of its sister property, Inhabit, Southwick Street, with a deep commitment to wellbeing and sustainability. The B Corp-certified hotel offers an intimate spa, fully equipped yoga studio, tranquil library, and meat-free cuisine from Yeotown. Additionally, the hotel recently debuted a partnership with the mental health service Self Space, promoting both psychological and physiological health as integral to one’s wellbeing.

Design Hotels welcomes its newest London member Inhabit, Queen’s Gardens, a B Corp-certified and wellbeing-centered oasis tucked away on a quiet residential block of Bayswater. “From the outset, Inhabit, Queen’s Gardens was crafted to showcase sustainable, responsible design from the ground up, in a way that supports wellbeing for the guest and for our wider planet,” says Nadira Lalji, co-founder of Inhabit Hotels. “From our focus on eco-friendly materials to our multi-disciplinary art collection and local engagement, every element has been mindfully designed with a genuine commitment to environmental initiatives and meaningful community partnerships. Joining the preeminent Design Hotels portfolio is the next step in further growing our mission.”

Spread across seven interconnected Victorian townhouses, Inhabit, Queen’s Gardens opened in 2022 and offers 158 rooms, with larger options such as the Queen’s Suites and some rooms overlooking the leafy Queen’s Gardens. The interiors draw inspiration from the historic architecture but are reinterpreted through modern British pieces and an abundance of natural materials, lending the hotel a soothing spirit. A regenerative art program curated by Culture A includes mediative AI-generated landscapes in guestrooms, textile-based and painted pieces by Camille Rousseau, and more than 80 ceramic works including many by rising star Freya Bramble Carter, who will also host a workshop at the hotel during London Craft Week in May.

Augmenting such calming aesthetics, a holistic approach to wellbeing focuses on the regeneration of both mind and body. The spa, Inhale at Inhabit, is the only hotel spa in London to offer treatments carried out with all-natural hand-made products from Gaia, which can be complemented by time spent relaxing in an infrared sauna and Himalayan salt room or participating in yoga and Pilates classes in the fully equipped studio. The dishes and drinks served at the lobby-lounge café, Yeotown at Inhabit, were conceived by the titular London-based California-inspired eatery to offer a wholesome variety of plant-centric, meat-free options. Guests are also encouraged to recenter in a meditation pod with bespoke guided meditation sessions created by Mercedes Sieff—a positive psychology coach and founder of Yeotown—or enjoy a quiet moment in the cozy library. Additionally, the hotel’s new collaboration with the mental health service Self Space to host regularly scheduled events and workshops further emphasizes psychological wellbeing as a fundamental part of one’s overall health.

Importantly, Inhabit, Queen’s Gardens together with its sister property, Inhabit, Southwick Street in Paddington, care for the wellbeing of not just people but also the city and planet. Both hotels strive to be a positive part of their neighborhoods by following a sustainable operational plan, supporting social enterprises wherever possible, and forging strong connections with the local community—pillars that earned both locations B Corporation certification. During the renovation of Inhabit, Queen’s Gardens, zero materials went to landfills; rather, a partnership with Globechain diverted items from going to waste. To date, Globechain has redirected 1,891 items away from landfills—that’s the equivalent of 16,371 kilograms and over 13.8 tons of CO2 emissions. Plus, the award-winning studio Goldfinger crafted much of the furniture in the hotel as well as custom oak joinery from responsibly sourced and reclaimed timber. Where needed, new eco-friendly materials, such as cork and tiles, were incorporated, with hand-made materials prioritized over machine-made products. An innovative highlight is the reception area’s mantlepiece, which was made from Granby Rock, a unique terrazzo that social enterprise Granby Studios made with rubble from the hotel’s renovation.

Inhabit also works closely with Paddington Business Improvement District, sharing a vision to reinstate Paddington Village in the immediate neighborhood, while building partnerships with other valued neighbors, including Goldfinger, Self Care Co., GlobeChain, and Belu Water. Connecting guests to both the community and themselves, Inhabit, Queen’s Gardens creates a restorative experience in a frenetic city, with every aspect of the hotel aligned with what being well means.

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