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!
Around the corner in the open plan ground floor was the official bar and a lot of limes!
Martin Miller gin sponsored some of the cocktails – including this one with elderflower liqueur and lemonade.
After sampling the drinks we were checked in and headed to our room on the 6th floor:
All rooms have a kitchenette area as seen at the back, Nespresso machines and a ‘winter garden’
‘Winter garden’ aka balcony! Having the 2 layers of double glazing is a good idea given the location by the M4….
Some rooms or Villas are suites with separate living and sleeping areas, looking to capture the local business traveller market and longer term stays. Given that there are a lot of big global businesses in the area, GlaxoSmithKline and Sky being just two, this seems like clever positioning.
Going back to opening night what else was going on? Well it’s more like what wasn’t?!
Dinner was served by the Beefy boys and boy it was delicious!!
Nom! How they managed to get the burger so tasty I don’t know but I think it’s to do with quality meat and careful searing! The truffle oil fries were also decantly delicious!
Then there was the tour of the suites set up for work or play, each hosting a different activity or brand.
I can confirm that the anjeo mescal tastes smokey like whisky and I can confirm that I like neither – but I did appreciate the un-aged! We tried Tapatio Blanco, Don Fulano Anejo, Ilegal Joven and Derrumbes Joven.
After that it was time to party with DJs and live jazz from Jay Phelps & Soweto Kinch.
Finally we got to test out the bed – and very comfy it was too. The mattresses can be made softer or firmer with the addition of different mattress toppers, I slept well 🙂
In the morning we tried out the Boki coffee and bagels, before checking out the gym (trying to be virtuous and atone for the drinking the night before!)
So in all a great night and fantastic place to stay if you need to be in the area. Even if you don’t need to be in the area for work, then staying here is close to Heathrow, you can see Kew Gardens from the higher floors, and you are not far from the Thames. There are also some beautiful Georgian houses, squares and good pubs in Brentford, so worth an explore.
I stayed at Urban Villas, Brentford for free as part of their opening preview, but they regularly have music and events evenings if you live or work in the area, even if you’re not staying there.
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