Fladgate has acted for long standing client Blakes Property Holdings Limited and Blakes Management Limited in relation to the refinancing by HSBC of Blakes London, a boutique hotel in Kensington. The refinance replaced the existing facilities provided by Santander.
Blakes London is the creation of famed British designer Anouska Hempel and was one of the first “couture” hotels when it opened in 1978. As a hotelier, Hempel has owned, designed and managed three award winning, luxury boutique hotels – Blakes London, Blakes Amsterdam and The Hempel – all of which showcase her signature style.
The team at Fladgate was led by partners Gary Smith (banking) and Stephen Lewis (real estate) with assistance from Naomi Clancy (banking associate), Amanda Hado-Bodfield and Rebecca Tavares (real estate senior associates).