Fiona Byrne

Chiltern Firehouse

with Fiona Byrne
  • Where:London

  • Why:Farfetch Ambassadors annual gathering.

  • When:November 2014

  • Who:Me and Ted.

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Highs & Lows

  • The staff is absolutely without fault. These guys treat hospitality like a vocation and combine extreme professionalism and a can-do attitude with a friendliness and ease you don’t often see combined.

  • The décor – super charming vintage luxury. The best lighting we’ve seen anywhere in a long, long time

  • The bathrooms are bonkers. Those tubs! The heated floors! Utter perfection.

  • The fireplaces in every room. Perfect for ordering afternoon tea and getting cozy.

  • Owner Andre Balazs is there all the time, which is really nice to see. Well, if we owned it we would be, too.

  • Service – when they come and get your ironing instead of bringing you an iron then hang your perfectly steamed garments in your walk-in closet, you just think ‘I want this to be my life all the time.’

    The Barometer

    • Design

    • Website

    • Life Changing

    • Environmental Consciousness

    • Overall Value

    • Night's Sleep

    • Service

    • Amenities

    • Stealable Stuff

    • Refer a Friend

    Total: 48/50

    Important Bits

    • Type

      Luxury boutique hotel.

    • Vibe

      Super exclusive fashion/celeb mecca. The total opposite of cheesy. Cheesies not allowed in. Thanks Andre.

    • Location

      Totally central and a stone’s throw from gorgeous Marlebone High Street.

    • Rooms


    • Music

      There was a DJ playing 60s music on vinyl both nights. People danced, too.

    • Year Opened


    • Designed By

      Paris-based Studio KO.

    • Pool/Gym


    • Restaurant

      Yes, helmed by Nuno Mendes. Get the chicken caesar.

    • Bar

      Insanely good lighting. It has a Chateau Marmont/Bowery Hotel vibe with a little more warmth and sparkle.

    • Minibar

      Best I’ve ever seen. In addition to artisanal top shelf liquor and snacks, there are fresh lemons, limes and oranges ready for your cocktails. And yes, duh, there’s a knife too.

    • Wifi

      Yes, free for guests.

    • Children

      Don't bring, it's not for kids.

    • Price

      SO expensive! But SO worth it.

    Super cool and chill...and just across the street.

    Monocle café

    18 Chiltern St, Marylebone, London W1U 7QA, UK

    Super cool and chill...and just across the street.

    The scene is very fashionable and good looking.

    The hotel bar


    The scene is very fashionable and good looking.

    Chiltern Firehouse

    1 Chiltern St, Marylebone, London

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