It’s not common for a luxury hotel to offer accommodation on the sea as well as on land, but the Wellesley, located in the upmarket suburb of Knightsbridge in London, does just that. Baroque Access finds out all about its plush 56m super yacht, which is available for charter in the Med
If you’re looking for a luxury boutique hotel in Knightsbridge, then the Wellesley is the place to stay. And if you’re looking for a super yacht to take you on a superlative vacation around the Med or to the South of France, the hotel’s superb yacht, MY The Wellesley, is a good charter choice.
The beautiful vessel was originally constructed in the Netherlands by Oceanco, and was recently completely refitted by Sunrise Yachts in collaboration with interior designers Dennis Irvine Studio, whose brief was to reflect the Wellesley Hotel’s glamorous Art Deco style. The yacht has already been extremely well received, having won the coveted ‘Best Yacht of the Show’ award at Genoa’s MYBA Charter Show in May this year.
This stunning yacht is a force to be reckoned with in the charter industry. It offers every possible luxury amenity for up to 12 guests, including a permanent crew of 12 who are available to cater to their every need. The Wellesley is renowned for its personalized service, and its yacht offers the very same exceptional care. The only difference between the yacht and the hotel is that on the yacht, guests enjoy constantly changing scenery. Whether you’re in Knightsbridge, or on the sea, the level of luxe and the facilities offered are of the same very high standard.
The MY The Wellesley offers 350 square meters of outdoor space on three different decks, where guests can relax in a Jacuzzi, soak up the sun on a sundeck or, when the yacht is moored, enjoy all sorts of exciting watersports, such as jet skiing, waterskiing and diving, under the guidance of experienced instructors. But that’s not all. They can enjoy a movie under the stars while the chef prepares fresh sushi for them. Be pampered with a massage on deck while that same chef prepares a stunning seafood barbecue. Or eat indoors in the dining-room using their choice of fine crockery. Explore beautiful beaches and little inlets and coves that are accessible only by boat. Or sit on the yacht’s private smoking deck, cigar in hand, sipping the finest cognac.
Of course, we haven’t even mentioned the plush private suites on board, which offer luxury par excellence. Or the opportunity to personalize your itinerary to enjoy the vacation of your dreams. But let’s discuss the accommodation first… Decorated with bespoke pieces, beveled mirrors and 1920’s style black and white portraits, the en suite suites are exquisite with ultra-luxe marble bathrooms. There’s The Owner’s Suite, a Master Suite, VIP Suite and three other suites that can be used as doubles or twins, depending on the guests.
A dream Wellesley package includes at least one night’s stay at the wonderful Wellesley overlooking Hyde Park in London. Charter for a week will set you back in the region of €240,000 (approx. $268,500).