The royal baby watch is officially kicking into high gear as Kate Middleton nears her reported July due date.
The royal baby watch is officially kicking into high gear as Kate Middleton nears her reported July due date. But if the idea of waiting two more months to be surrounded by all things royal baby seems too long, then look to London's Grosvenor House. The hotel, along with Dragons of Walton Street, has transformed one of its Premium Park View Suites into the "Suite Dreams" nursery, a quintessentially British room filled with bespoke, handcrafted, and hand-painted nursery furnishings inspired by the hotel's rich history and idyllic views of Hyde Park.
Dragons of Walton Street is no stranger to royal nurseries. The Mayfair-based shop was the decorator of choice for Prince William's, Prince Harry's, and their cousins Princess Beatrice's and Princess Eugenie's nurseries. While in London for the Cybex by Jeremy Scott launch event, I visited the quaint store and saw its beautiful designs firsthand — including the exclusive license for Beatrix Potter. They're nothing short of exquisite. For this project, Dragons commissioned five different artists to create new artwork for the suite. The total price tag for all the furniture included in the suite would be a whopping $39,640!
Staying in the suite comes at a price too, as you can imagine. Of the three available packages, the Buckingham package is the most luxurious, featuring a three-night stay starting at $9,561 and including a full baby concierge service — pickup from the airport, an evening of child care, dinner for two at the hotel's steakhouse, a complimentary cut and blow dry at Sanrizz for moms, a shave at Alfred Dunhill for dads, a private consultation with Dragons of Walton Street, a private tour of Buckingham Palace, a personal shopping trip to Harrods, and use of a Balmoral Silver Cross Pram throughout your stay.