Time Out says
Posted: Tue Nov 30 1999
Since the mid 1990s, the serried white stucco façades of Craven Hill Gardens, a quiet backwater square in Bayswater, have concealed a dramatic alternative universe dreamed up by Anouska Hempel. The vision still works. Though no longer under her ownership, this boutique hotel started a minimalist design revolution.
H is the logo and clinical the look: the coffee tables sunk into the polished stone floor of the lobby; the empty expanses of magnolia paint on the walls; the green plastic turf in the ‘Zen-like’ garden. The rooms are all different, but defiantly black and white, and minimal to the point of barely furnished. The upstairs restaurant serves a menu of European and Japanese fish dishes.
Hempel 31-35 Craven Hill Gardens