小编摘要：跟随Mara Gibbs的脚步，今天我们来到了伦敦的一处名叫Blakes Hotel的酒店，与其他豪华的五星大酒店不同，它原是一些名人的避身之所，那么现在，Blakes Hotel的与众不同又在哪里呢？
导读：在英国伦敦度假的人们，会选择什么样的酒店入住呢？Mara Gibbs带大家来到了一家名叫Blakes Hotel 的旅馆，尽管这家旅馆在80年代的时候给她带来了不好的回忆，甚至决定再也不去Blakes Hotel 入住。那么，是什么改变了她的主意呢？Blakes Hotel 有什么过人之处呢？让我们来看看。
I have a good Parisian friend who spends much of the year traveling for work, but, fortunately for him, he loves hotels -- well, who wouldn't, if they are nice hotels. Isn't it the best to have your sheets and towels changed twice a day, and 24-hour room service?
I asked my friend where he has been staying in London when he goes there for business once a month. He told me he stays at Blakes Hotel on Roland Gardens. This is a guy who I met many years ago in New York City when he was holding court in a luxurious suite at the Plaza Athenee in New York City and later became a regular at the now defunct but then luxurious Mayfair Regent Hotel. I just couldn't believe this guy who loves five-star hotels would appreciate Blakes, which started out as a bohemian hideaway for actors, royalty and those needing a place to have their little indiscretions. You see, I was not aware that Blakes had made a luxurious transformation over the years guided by Blakes creator, creative director and designer, Anouska Hemple, the former actress who is now referred to as Lady Weinberg after her marriage to tycoon Sir Mark Weinberg.