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It’s said that London is France’s sixth biggest city, based on the number of French people that live in the British capital. Whatever the exact figures are, you’d certainly be forgiven for thinking it at times when you stroll around South Kensington and Sloane Square.

The latter will welcome something very Parisian in the next few years to further up the French factor: an outpost of Hôtel Costes. The boudoir chique hotel by Jean-Louis Costes will take over a small block of flats at One Sloane Gardens, an immediate left when you come out of the tube station, just off of the square itself.

The future Hotel Costes London
The future Hotel Costes London

This is a picture we took of the building earlier this year, which will be developed in partnership with the Cadogan Estate to have only 40 rooms. There aren’t any details on configuration or room types yet, but over in Paris an entry-level ‘mini room’ is described as having a ‘tiny double bed, adorable & ideal for one person; and for two, you really have to be in love…’. Be that as it may, it still warrants a price tag of €500 (about £350 at the moment). We don’t doubt that nightlife will be a major focus, with at least one restaurant and bar. Opening is listed for 2016, which if so we’d expect to be in the second half of the year.

The future Hotel Costes London
The future Hotel Costes London

In addition to the expansion in the UK, we’re hearing whispers that Costes is also redeveloping the Hotel de Londres et du Brésil on rue de la Fidelité in Paris, close to the Gare du Nord train station. More to come…

[Photos: Hôtel Costes, LE Miami]


Paul J DeVries
Paul J DeVries is a freelance travel writer and was previously a contributing editor for HotelChatter.com. Based in London, he knows the city's hotel scene inside out, while also covering the latest in destinations around the world. When not checking out a new hotel, he checks in on the airlines and inflight products that get you there.

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