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Traveling by Kaelen Felix for 360 Magazine

Domus Stay Offers The Best London Experience

With the promise of open USA to UK travel this summer, Domus Stay is transporting guests into a world of British luxury and offering the very best London experience. So much more than simply accommodation, Domus Stay provides guests with the rare opportunity to stay in the chicest of the capital’s design-led homes, whilst uniquely benefitting from a dedicated guest services specialist, committed to fulfilling every request, however big or small.

As continent-wide travel continues to be quieter than it has been in the past few years, London will be feeling less crowded than ever before. Whilst guests can enjoy easy access to the latest restaurants, museums and galleries, the in-house team are on hand to finely arrange a variety of experiences to suit all travelers that also provide a luxury journey through the British capital.

Sample experiences include:

  • A picnic in Hyde Park with Fortnum & Mason (the Queen’s grocers) – a hamper equipped with all essentials including a blanket, cutlery and condiments
  • After-hours private shopping experience at London’s best children’s stores, such as Hamleys etc
  • A visit to Kensington Palace, followed by an Afternoon Tea in the Orangery
  • River-boat trip with Humphreys of Henley to Henley on Thames
  • Country pursuits with British heritage brand, Holland & Holland, with complimentary British Fizz on arrival, access to the exclusive Grounds, and use of their prized equipment during a private lesson

Whatever the travelling appetite, Domus Stay promises to immerse travellers into the exceptionally energetic London community.

Combining the very best of residential living with the quality of a five-star hotel stay, exceptional personal service provides guests with a 360-degree seamless lifestyle and fuss free modern living. Personally rooted, the guest specialist serves to nurture and build a close-knit relationship with clients, to offer incredible itineraries, providing a holistic end-to-end experience. Bespoke services on demand – from entertainment and the very best health and wellbeing experiences, to everyday essentials such as

housekeeping and scheduled travel – help to take care of every aspect of the stay, ensuring a one-of-a-kind tailored experience.

Celebrating the best of British throughout, cutting-edge interior design in the homes sits alongside thoughtful and nostalgic touches – well-chosen books for bedtime reading, cashmere blankets and bathrooms stocked with organic Bamford products to complete the make-yourself at home experience.

Whilst health and safety is paramount for travellers, exclusively designed face masks are made available through a partnership between Domus Stay and local female tailor Caroline Andrew. This is just one element of the brand’s partnership with Caroline, which also offers bespoke guest services including private shopping and personal consultations. Supporting local businesses is one of many sustainable keystones that ensures Domus Stay is speaking to the future of travel and design.

More than just a luxury concierge service, Rachel Angell, Chief Operating Officer at Domus Stay comments, “Our properties at Domus Stay are perfectly placed to offer safe experiences for guests and a home-away-from-home. One of the most important differentiators for us is our team’s warm service. Their specialised attention to detail emphasises privacy, security, access and convenience, which really sets us apart. Their bespoke management of the property, adding all the homely touches and customisation, is also to a level not seen in short term rentals before. We’re very excited to welcome our first guests this spring and offer an important new and differentiated voice to London’s luxury arena.”

Created by Domus Nova – the expert team of international property specialists with the knowledge and keys to the most exceptional properties in London and Ibiza – Domus Stay offers homeowners peace of mind, convenience and flexibility. Complete with expert marketing capabilities and an emphasis on providing excellent personal service, Domus Stay looks after every property as if it were its own.

Domus Stay exclusively offers a number of properties at the epicentre of London’s most sought after postcodes, all which provide ideal bases from which to explore the city and tap into the local scene. From a one-bedroom home in bohemian Portobello Road (from £300 per night) to a four-bedroom townhouse in chic Westbourne Grove (from £2,000 per night) to a penthouse carved into the rafters of a prolific architect’s storied masterpiece in St Pancras (from £1,500 per night), Domus Stay offers a plethora of locations across the city.


St Petersburgh Mews

2-Bedroom Home from £900 per night

Reminiscent of a cottage-inspired retreat in the heart of Notting Hill, this secluded home is distinctly cosy. Effortlessly blending countryside interiors with the demands of a metropolitan lifestyle, this two-bedroom property is incredibly multifunctional.

With a built-in workshop, a home office and a spacious open-plan layout, it can serve as both a creative studio and the perfect entertainment space. Brimming with globally influenced oeuvres that celebrate fine art, each floor of this home inspires creativity.The master bedroom is the pièce de resistance, spreading across the third floor to offer considerable living space, a walk-in wardrobe and a crisp en-suite.

Tucked between the upscale high street of Westbourne Grove and leafy Hyde Park, St Petersburgh Mews offers the best of both worlds from sunlit picnics to West London’s prime locales.

Neville Court, St Johns Wood

4-Bedroom Home from £1,500 per night

A home of lateral proportions with wraparound views and an iconic location, this four-bedroom apartment is destined for connoisseurs of contemporary style. A period blueprint transformed for modern family life, this home boasts three reception rooms, five bedrooms, and a cutting-edge kitchen so that life plays out effortlessly. Octagonal turrets, period cornicing, intricate fireplace mantels, a stained-glass window and decorative brickwork keep the building’s Victorian heritage alive while pared-back, neutral tones don’t dare distract from the salient artwork and statement furnishings. Sculptural lighting by Murano and Fil de Fir instantly draw the eye while Mark Quinn and Rich Simmonds paintings adorn the reception rooms’ walls.

Towering over the tree-lined streets of St John’s wood, Neville Court sits opposite the birthplace of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper. Facing the Grade-II listed EMI studios, Neville Court overlooks one of London’s most legendary recording studios. With the instant recognisable Abbey Road zebra crossing on your doorstep, it’s hard to resist setting up for a memorable family photo.

Hereford Road, Notting Hill

4-Bedroom Home from £2,000 per night

A home for connoisseurs of contemporary style, this 4-bedroom house offers oodles of space with both front and rear gardens and a secluded terrace.With multiple living spaces for pockets of privacy and stunning backdrops for entertaining, families will appreciate the two reception rooms and open-plan kitchen. Piano virtuosos can channel their inner-Mozart in the adjacent music room while downstairs, a cosier skylit lounge sets the scene for more intimate moments.

Minutes from Westbourne Grove, the beating heart of Notting Hill, the best of the neighbourhood is at your doorstep.

Domus Stay has launched in the UK initially with plans to extend its property portfolio to European hotspots by the end of 2021.

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Photo: 106 Grand Master “Hermes” Suites

London’s Milestone Hotel & Residences, has this month revealed two newly reimagined suites, part of a process of elegant refurbishments that elevates its multi-award-winning accommodations to new heights, with some of the most exquisite hotel rooms in London. The reopening of two suites is part of a three-year refurbishment program of this landmarked Victorian mansion that is a stylish and chic sanctuary for 21st-century travelers known also for its warm and generous service.

Each suite boasts an enviable view of Kensington Palace and Gardens, offering a panorama that is every bit as impressive as its interior. Like all sister properties within the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, The Milestone’s unique style reflects the rich history of its building and environs. The visionary design team – headed by the Collection’s founder and president, Beatrice Tollman, and her daughter Toni Tollman – blended bespoke furnishings from master craftsmen and artisans, fine antiques, and carefully chosen objects d’art to create some of London’s most stylishly decorated accommodations.

106 Grand Master Suite

Striking the perfect balance between preservation and transformation, The Milestone Hotel’s Grand Master Suite – affectionately known as “The Hermès Suite” – blends strong mid-20th-century design with the building’s historic architecture. The result is a place of timeless elegance.

Carefully selected pieces of original period furniture harness the glamour of the room with an iconic bronze four-poster bed at its center. The room is distinguished by a vintage collection of Hermès scarves, elegantly framed and presented on luxuriously upholstered white velvet walls. Twelve-foot coffered ceilings give the sensation of endless space, and magnificent floor-to-ceiling lead doors frame the suite’s private balcony, overlooking Kensington Palace and the Gardens that surround it.

The blend of timeless design and architecture with modern comforts and the hotel’s unrivaled hospitality establishes The Milestone’s Grand Master Suite as one of the very finest hotel accommodations in London.

The Meghan Suite

For this suite, Beatrice and Toni Tollman worked with master craftsmen and artisans to create a tribute to the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.

The suite’s elegance is accentuated by an exquisite 18th-century ebonized French bureau plat, Giacometti-style chairs and original contemporary art on its walls. A vast black-and-white marble bathroom is set behind majestic bronzed mirrored double doors, and the suite’s handmade Savoir bed, is surrounded by custom-designed Indian silks, all enhanced by views through three large windows of Kensington Gardens and Kensington Palace, the new home of the American-born Duchess of Sussex.

The Meghan Suite

General Manager of The Milestone Hotel & Residences, Andrew Pike, says: “I am tremendously proud of The Milestone’s two beautiful new suites. Our hotel is a historic London landmark and provides a rich cultural backdrop for The Milestone Hotel & Residences’ future. Mrs Tollman and her outstanding design team have created timeless accommodations with classic elegance. Twinned with our award-winning service, we are offering the discerning traveler some of the very finest luxury accommodations in London.”

The launch of The Milestone’s new suites is complemented by the unveiling of six fully refurbished residences that provide the perfect home-away-from-home for business travelers, longer stay guests or families, in the heart of Kensington, London’s “most desirable village,” an upscale neighborhood minutes from the West End.


The award-winning Milestone Hotel is the London flagship of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection. Also a proud member of the Leading Hotels of The World, the five-star Milestone Hotel is a quintessentially English property in the heart of London boasting luxurious suites and spacious long-stay residences, fine British dining in Cheneston’s Restaurant, charming public areas and an award-winning Afternoon Tea menu. This property occupies a prime position with beautiful views over Kensington Palace and Gardens and located just minutes from London’s museum district and glamorous shopping area of Knightsbridge.


Red Carnation Hotels is a collection of 17 family-run, award-winning boutique hotels in the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Switzerland and the USA. Each hotel is a landmark of history and tradition, with an exceptional reputation for exquisite fine dining, leading spas and sumptuous surroundings. Great pride is taken in delivering warm, thoughtful and highly personalized service

The Filming of Netflix’s “The Crown”

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Ah, yes. The Royal Family, but wait. We’re not talking about Prince William and Prince Harry. As a matter of fact, we’re talking about Netflix’s “The Crown.”

If you haven’t watched it yet it’s definitely one to binge watch on. Although the new season is not premiering  until next year, travel-hungry folks can gain the first hand experience of the show’s Royal Family by booking a trip with CIE Tours.

As the cast films their third season, it’s the perfect time for fans to be a part of the action with a CIE Guided Tour.

Breathtakingly beautiful locations such as Westminister Abbey, Windsor Castle, and Kensington Palace are the perfect places where your adventure-seeking heart desires to experience the royal treatment as British natives help guide you around.

The Royal Family-related tours include Best of Britain and Rockin’ Britain. Best of Britain starts off at the Windsor Castle where you then move onto historic York, then Edingburgh for castle exploration and traditional Scottish evening entertainment. Last but not least, the tour ends in London to explore Megan’s new hometown.

If that tour didn’t suit your fancy then the Rockin’ Britain may be more of your taste. The tour starts in London where you then visit the glorious London Tower. It ends at the Kensington Palace which is, of course, the beautiful former home of Princess Diana.

Isn’t it about time your passport gets another stamp anyways? Get on that plane and up, up, and away you go!

Royal Wedding Bouquet

Prince Harry played a huge role in preparing for Meghan Markle’s bouquet as he had picked some of the flowers himself from their private garden at Kensington Palace. The bouquet was designed by florist Philippa Craddock. What’s really sweet is that Prince Harry had included some of Princess Diana’s favorite flowers. Forget-Me-Nots were chosen by the couple to be included as a part of their wedding in the loving memory of Princess Diana. Other flowers that were seen in the bouquet were sweet peas, lily of the valley, astilbe, jasmine, astrantia, and myrtle (a royal tradition). The flowers were delicately bound together by a raw silk ribbon.