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Bespoke, hand-crafted beds for 18th Century London townhouse hotel

Eccentric London hotelier and acclaimed interior-designer David Carter has commissioned bespoke, hand-crafted beds to add the finishing touch to his theatrical 18th Century townhouse. The decadent 40 Winks, dubbed the “world’s most beautiful small hotel” by German Vogue, is located in trendy East London and is a favourite for fashion and lifestyle shoots. Last year Mr Carter completed his imaginarium-come-home’s two guest bedrooms, opening them up to his bustling flow of exclusive visitors. 40 Winks is now the world’s first hotel to offer guests the luxurious Marshall & Stewart sleep experience. David Carter said “40 Winks is not a conventional hotel. What we offer is an ambiance that guests can slip in to, and a place where they can disappear from the real world. Having a fantastic night’s sleep is an essential element of this experience, and we spent a long time searching for the perfect bed. “I was so excited to discover a British company making some of the finest beds in the world that I was delighted to commission them for 40 Winks. My guests can now enjoy a level of luxury and comfort that is unparalleled.” Mr Carter, who was keen to work with a British bed brand, approached Marshall & Stewart earlier this year to design and build the beds incorporating his choice of fabrics and upholstery. They were unveiled at the hotel this month enabling guests at the glamorous residence to experience an exceptional night’s sleep in the finest of surroundings. The innovative beds are part of the Marshall & Stewart Diamond Collection launched in June 2011. Each is handmade in the UK using traditional techniques and a progressive spring system surrounded by layers of the finest natural material to create a sanctuary for restorative sleep.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Telegraph.

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  1. Really nice concept by Mr. Carter.
    Hope people will experience the theatrical 18th Century townhouse.

  2. A place where guests can disappear from the real world? Wow sounds like a dream. Wish I can see and experience those beds someday if i am London soon.

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