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The Guardsman is a purpose-built luxury boutique hotel on  Buckingham Gate that offers the atmosphere, discretion and personal service usually  associated with a private members’ club. 

Presenting guests with a true home away from home experience, this intimate property  features 53 luxurious bedrooms, whilst the top three floors encompass six exclusive  residences. The latter have been designed as the perfect London pied-a-terre and  comprise a selection of one, two and three bedrooms, along with sumptuous living  spaces, dining areas and fully fitted kitchens. 

The Astor penthouse residence has a wraparound terrace, whilst two other residences  feature a more expansive outdoor space. 

Guests can request a specific room or residence along with their preferred brand of  drinks, menu items or bathroom products, all of which will be prepared ready for their  arrival. From the moment they arrive, all will feel at home with The Guardsman’s discrete  yet attentive service. 

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Designed by Richard Tomlin at Tonik Associates, the hotel has an unmistakably British  feel that befits such a prestigious address. Interiors are contemporary and relaxed,  complemented by a few carefully chosen, classic and sometimes quirky embellishments. Bespoke furniture fills the intimate public spaces and curated art adorns the walls, while  the lighting throughout is by Tom Dixon. 

The individually styled bedrooms are exceptionally comfortable. Meticulously considered  interior design and clever use of space ensure each room feels spacious, whilst flourishes  such as custom-made furnishings and free-standing baths combine with more classic  features like herringbone parquet flooring to continue the unmistakably British feel. 

State-of-the-art HDTVs with integrated Chromecast ensure all travellers’ technological  needs are met. 

In-room toiletries are from Noble Isle, the exquisite fine fragrance bath & body brand  inspired by the natural and cultural riches of the British Isles. The company was chosen as its commitment to cruelty-free, vegan friendly, paraben-free and environmentally  sound products is perfectly aligned with The Guardsman’s own sustainability pledge. 

The spaces for dining and socialising are set over two levels, perfect for relaxing, reading,  small gatherings or enjoying the carefully selected whiskeys and spirits as well as a  sommelier-curated wine list. 

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At the core of the hotel’s personality is the exquisite restaurant, open to residents and  their guests only. Although a few select British classic dishes will always be available,  menus are developed from seasonal produce sourced from carefully selected purveyors,  London markets and organic farms. Here there are no rules on dining times, just  suggestions, while room service will be available around the clock.

Sustainability is at the heart of The Guardsman. The hotel uses 100% renewable energy  to supplement that provided by the solar panels installed on the roof. Every aspect of its  operations has been carefully considered to ensure The Guardsman is embracing  sustainable tourism whilst continuing to provide a high level of service. 

For the peace of mind of guests and staff alike, the hotel has developed a programme to  ensure it meets or exceeds all Government and Public Health England guidelines. 

The Guardsman is set amongst some of London’s most historic and prestigious  landmarks. The Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace are both a short walk  away, while the neighbourhood has been the seat of government for a thousand years.  The hotel faces Buckingham Gate and extends down the quieter, more hidden, Vandon  Street. 

The Guardsman is owned and operated by Shiva Hotels and represents a new direction  in this market for the group. 

The Guardsman is a Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ partner. It is showcased within the  brand’s luxury L.V.X. Collection which represents renowned properties that feature the  finest accommodations coupled with attentive, engaging and exclusive personal service. 

www.guardsmanhotel.com

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