One of London's first Boutique Hotels, The Capital, a grand hotel in miniature, has welcomed guests for over 45 years.
The Capital Group, has an enviable reputation for its English hospitality, high levels of service and customer care. Established in 1971 by David Levin, MBE and more recently purchased by Warwick Hotels and Resorts.
The Capital Hotel was one of a few London hotels with a fine dining restaurant, serving excellent food for which it received a Michelin Star in 1973. It was one of only three restaurants to be awarded a Michelin star in the first year that Michelin published a London list.
Many well known chefs launched their career at The Capital. Richard Shepherd, Brian Turner, Paul Merrett and Gary Rhodes, for which David Levin open the Greenhouse restaurant in Mayfair in 1977, also awarded a Michelin star.
Next door to The Capital was the 12 bedroom L’Hotel which opened in 1981 followed by the Metro Bar & Brasserie in 1983. The People’s Palace restaurant in the Royal Festival Hall was managed by The Capital Group for 10 years.
In 2007 L’Hotel was re-launched as The Levin Hotel, designed in 1930’s style with up to the minute fabrics and lighting by William Yeoward, Designers Guild and Porta Romana.
As a natural extension of the restaurant and hotel business The London Bakery produces breads and pastries for many of the top hotels and restaurants in and around London.