Marriott’s Autograph Collection of independent hotels has a new member. Hotel Xenia will be Autograph Collection’s third hotel in London, joining St. Ermin’s and Threadneedles, and is the Collection’s first property in West London.
The 99-room Hotel Xenia is an urban-designed hotel in a Victorian building on Cromwell Road in South Kensington. Owned by Metmix, led by CEO Hassanain Al-Nakeeb, the property is also a member of Great Hotels of the World. It opened in 2013.
John Licence, brand leader for Autograph Collection Hotels in Europe, comments: “We are delighted to welcome our third London hotel into the collection…The portfolio continues to grow in Europe, and we believe that Hotel Xenia is a powerful addition as it truly embodies the philosophy of the collection.”
2016 has been a busy year for Marriott's soft brand, with both domestic and international development. In January, PMZ Realty Capital arranged a $26.5-million construction loan for The MC Hotel, an Autograph by Marriott, in Montclair, N.J. Ensemble Real Estate Investments and AECOM Capital broke ground in March for a 250-room hotel in Menlo Park, Calif. The Autograph Collection property will be the first in decades to be built in Silicon Valley from the ground up, and is expected to open next year. Four hotels joined the Collection in June—three in the U.S. and one in the Netherlands. Other international additions include the Collection's third and fourth hotels in Germany, and an upcoming resort in the Bahamas.