Press & Media For Urban Villa | Brentford | West London

Urban Villa is a seriously new alternative for business visitors not requiring a central berth

Posted: Thursday, June 4th, 2015

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Grzywinski + Pons combine the best of boutique with the comforts of extended stay

Posted: Monday, June 1st, 2015

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A vibrant lobby culture featuring events set within a dramatic, but inviting, backdrop

Posted: Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Designed by New York architects Grzywinski + Pons, Urban Villa is a 100-bedroom all-suite hotel located in Brentford, London. The hotel combines the cultural experiences of boutique hospitality with the convenience, comfort and discretion of luxurious residential living.

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A modern boutique hotel at the top of its game: cool hotel style paired with comfort, discretion and convenience

Posted: Monday, May 25th, 2015

It’s very rare to find a true home away from home in London these days – especially at a good rate, but Urban Villa manages to achieve just that with their innovative all-suite designer aparthotel in Brentford, West London.

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If the dream of living in a fancy London apartment is just a distant, expensive fantasy then we have an alternative solution

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

If the dream of living in a fancy London apartment is just a distant, expensive fantasy then we have an alternative solution.

Boutique hotelier Urban Villa has just opened its first property in the Great West Quarter development in London, combining boutique hospitality with the convenience and comfort of luxurious residential living.

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Posted: Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
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Grzywinski+Pons pairs industrial fixtures with pastel tones for Urban Villa hotel lobby

Posted: Monday, April 13th, 2015

New York studio Grzywinski+Pons has ripped out the “sterile” interior of a lobby in a London hotel to reveal industrial fittings, which it has paired with pastel accessories and paintwork (+ slideshow).


London: A quick guide to eating, sleeping and sightseeing

Posted: Monday, April 13th, 2015

MORE than one million Australians visited the United Kingdom in 2014, with most starting, staying or stopping in London to prove the English capital has something for everyone.

This lively city sits comfortably on any list of the world’s most dynamic destinations with a long – and always evolving – inventory of things for travellers to see and do…

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Lounge bar di tendenza a Londra

Posted: Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Mobili su misura e dettagli industriali per un café all’interno dell’albergo Urban Villa nel quartiere di Brentford

Lo studio newyorkese Grzywinski + Pons ha realizzato l’interior decoration della reception e del lounge bar di Urban Villa, hotel boutique situato all’interno di un grattacielo di nuova generazione a Brentford, zona Ovest di Londra.

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Urban Villa: Grzywinski+Pons diseñan un no-aparthotel en Londres

Posted: Monday, March 16th, 2015

Para el joven y prometedor estudio neoyorquino Grzywinski+Pons, el concepto aparthotel, así como la propia palabra, están completamente superados y pasados de moda;  esto aleja radicalmente esta modalidad hostelera de su idea de diseño y tratan de evitarla en sus proyectos.

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Urban Villas opening

Posted: Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

I’ve recently been working out in Brentford at a client’s, so when Urban Villas sent an invite to their launch party ‘sleep over’ it was the perfect fit.

I dragged Laura out to Brentford to enjoy the hospitality and check out the hotel.

On arrival there was free prosecco whilst we waited for our rooms, and a whole heap of cocktails!

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East Meets West | Urban Villa | Great West Road, Brentford, London TW8 0GA

Posted: Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Boutique hotelier Urban Villa opened their first UK hotel in Brentford last month (that’s Brentford, not to be confused with TOWIE territory Brentwood in Essex). Think serviced apartments/aparthotel but with more attention to detail and to the guest – whom are encouraged to treat their room like an apartment, but are offered all the benefits of a hotel.

There’s a virtual concierge via the TV, in-room spa treatments, the NoHo gym or you can even request an in-room gym kit if you want to work out in private.

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Union Hanover unveils first Urban Villa Hotel

Posted: Friday, February 13th, 2015

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Union Hanover Securities has premiered images of its first extended-stay Urban Villa concept hotel, set to open January 2015.

The 999-year lease for the 100 apartments was acquired by Union Hanover in April. The landmark 25-storey tower, from Barratt London, is located at Great West Quarter (GWQ) in Brentford as part of the scheme.

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12 New Hotels Around The World With An Eye On Food And Drink

Posted: Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Welcome to Fantasy Travel Week, when traveling the world for food and adventure is squarely on our minds.

Tricked-out rooms are only part of a hotel’s allure. Eye-catching design, an animated bar and a pool (bonus if it’s on the roof) are really what we crave when we’re not playing tourist. From New York to Cuba (yes, we’re really allowed to travel there now) to Myanmar, here are 12 newish hotels where we’re eager to spend the night.

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Urban Villa launch party, London

Posted: Monday, February 9th, 2015

Everyone loves a party but no one likes the early departure to get the last train home or in fact the journey home at all. So when I was invited to the launch party of Urban Villa and offered a room to stay I was all in. No costly taxis, no one to say when the last drink was to be had, and a bed a couple of storeys up. Excellent.

My room was on the 9th floor and really more like an apartment. Along with the usual bed and bathroom it also had a fully-equipped kitchen and a balcony with floor to ceiling panoramic views.

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Urban Villa, Brentford

Posted: Monday, February 9th, 2015

Urban Villa, BrentfordI imagine the prospect of trekking all the way to Brentford after work on a Friday night would deter a lot of people from attending the Urban Villa hotel’s opening party but those that did make the effort had a brilliant time.

We scoffed juicy burgers from the Meat Liquor food truck, slurped cocktails from connoisseur Thomas Aske and Soulshakers, indulged in manicures and massages and watched in amazement as cabaret acts stormed the stage, all curated by burlesque performer Miss Giddy Heights.

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Everyone gets a suite stay at the new Urban Villa

Posted: Thursday, February 5th, 2015

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The run up to the end of January saw Urban Villa open their first property on the 23rd. The new concept hotel aims to combine “the cultural experiences of boutique hospitality with the unrivalled convenience, comfort and discretion of luxurious residential living”.

Urban Villa is located in the Great West Quarter development in Brentford (West London) and made up entirely of 100 suites.

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Hotel review: Urban Villa, Brentford

Posted: Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Brentford might not be the first place you think of for a great night; but the people behind London’s latest hotel concept aren’t trying to be typical.

Launched in late January, Urban Villa combines upmarket serviced apartments with a boutique hotel feel, and it’s only a 12-minute cab journey away from the centre, so if you fancy some city action, it’s never too far away.

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Posted: Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

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A few weeks ago I received an invite to a sleepover in Brentford, West London for a night at a new hotel called Urban Villa. The invite promised cocktails from Soulshakers, dinner from The Beefy Boys, (recent winners of ‘Best Burger’ at the World Food Awards) live music and DJing. I was sold…. nearly.

I had the small matter of a pop up the next night at my house for 19 people so after looking through my menu and cooking schedule I decided that I would be able to sneak away from the house for the Friday night to spend it at Urban Villa

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An overnight stay with Urban Villa

Posted: Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Last Friday I was invited to attend the press launch of Urban Villa, a new hotel concept that’s just opened in Brentford, West London. I had no idea what to expect so packed an overnight bag and headed over straight from work. As soon as I walked through the doors, I knew I was going to have a great time…

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Posted: Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

On Friday I was invited to the dress rehearsal of Urban Villa in Brentford. I say dress rehearsal rather than launch, as the poor people putting together the block of urban apartments didn’t get the keys till the last minute, and were therefore still completing the decorating and final touches when we arrived.

Despite the last minute rush to finish they treated us terribly well and our stay in our suite was delightful.

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Urban Villa new hotel concept opens in West London

Posted: Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Boutique hotelier Urban Villa has opened its first property, in the Great West Quarter development in London.

In a first for the hotel sector, Urban Villa combines the cultural experiences of boutique hospitality with the unrivalled convenience, comfort and discretion of luxurious residential living.

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Urban Villa Sleepover

Posted: Sunday, February 1st, 2015

On the 23rd January I was lucky enough to be invited to the opening night and sleepover of Urban Villa.

I was so excited to attend as I heard about Urban Villa and their unique concept of stylish urban Manhattan apartments in an affordable area – Brentford, in fact I was so impressed with the rooms I had seen online I had already pre booked a stay there.

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Urban Villa – People are saying Brentford is on the up!

Posted: Saturday, January 31st, 2015

UV_logo-300x215If you haven’t heard already, there’s a new playing on the hotel scene in London with a very different approach. Offering completely new and refreshed take on the hotel visit, Urban Villa combines the cultural experience of a boutique hospitality with convenience and quality.

The concept for this amazing project has come straight from New York architects Gryzwinski + Pons, who are known for their work on Manhattan’s Nolitan and The Hotel on Rivington.

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48 Hours at the Urban Villa London

Posted: Friday, January 30th, 2015

After being luxury travel bloggers since not even a full year of operating, we were really excited when we received the invitation to be part of one of the craziest and coolest hotel openings in 2015.

This was one of our first hotel openings and therefore we were really excited to review such a new and not-yet-official-opened hotel.

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