The Gyle hotel, located on the historic Argyle Square in King’s Cross, London, has now opened.
The hotel is housed in three original 19th Century townhouses, described as “quintessential” of the capital. The property places comfort and enjoyment “at the top of its agenda”, and claims to bring an “alternative approach to space and style”.
According to the hotel, the name is a pun on the square it sits on, itself named after the Dukes of Argyle, who had been landowners around Kentish Town in past centuries.
A statement from the hotel read: “In a world where homogenous high streets and big chain hotels take centre stage, The Gyle is intent on making its own personal impression on whoever comes across it.
“British weather is a favourite topic in everyday conversation so upon arrival at The Gyle, small clouds hanging from the ceiling guide you to the reception, above which a giant cloud intermittently emits rumbling thunder sounds and lightning strikes; quite a memorable welcome to London.”