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Exclusive Magazine - June 2011

‘Food Wine and Atmosphere. The Capital in Knightsbridge has it all’

Leader - January 2011

Client Profile - The Levin Code

An eminent hotelier looks to his youngest daughter to carry on his legacy. David and Kate Levin spoke to Leader's Gina McAdam about the transition to a new generation.

The Times - 16th December 2010

What a carve-up. By Fiona Griffiths

"I was certainly excited when a gleaming silver trolley was wheeled to my table at The Capital Hotel in Knightsdbridge recently, before the domed lid was lifted to reveal a perfectly pink, steaming-hot joint of beef, which the waiter expertly carved before me."

Harpers Wine & Spirits - 22nd October 2010

Goodbye to the old boys' club. By Douglas Blyde

"With a breathtakingly aromatic starter of foie gras ravioli with leeks and summer truffle..."

The Sunday Times - 31st October 2010

Britain's Top 100 Restaurants

"Jerome Ponchelle is the latest in a distinguished line of chefs (including Brian Turner and Gary Rhodes) who have run the kitchen at David Levin's family-owned hotel The Capital (...). Fans say the place "retains its halo" under Jerome Ponchelle.

The Huffington Post (USA) - 12th October 2010

A Breath of French Air: London's Capital Hotel. By Pam Grout

"It's an old stereotype. The Brits don't do food. Well, I'm here to tell you that whoever started that rumor had never been to the Capital Hotel. This discreet, family-run hotel in Knightsbridge can run laps with any gourmet restaurant in France."

The Independent Online - 27th September 2010

Business analysis: David Levin and the virtues of a hands-on approach. By Roger Trapp

"Sitting in the bar at of The Capital, the discreet hotel that was widely regarded as London's first boutique hotel when he opened it in 1969, David Levin points to the individual flowers on the tables and the elegant silver-framed photographs on the walls as evidence of the attention to details that he believes has been vital to hi success."

Condenast Traveller - October 2010

2010 Readers' Traveller Awards

The Capital Hotel is now amongst the top 15 UK Business hotel, before the Langham, The Berkeley, The Ritz and The Connaught

Air and Business Travel News - 7th September 2010

Hotelier of the week: David Levin

The Porsche Post - August 2010

Enjoy a luxury break with your Porsche in Knightsbridge

"The Capital Hotel and Restaurant is celebrating its 40th anniversary and to mark this occasion (...) David is offering to fellow Porsche Club Members who choose to stay at the hotel free parking in their covered, lock-up parking right in the heart of Knightsbridge."

The Travel Editor - August 2010

The Capital Restaurant at The Capital Hotel. By Anthea Gerrie

"The food and wine will whisk you away to another dimension inhabited only by your taste buds, sending the message that it's a privilege to enjoy a meal of this exceptional quality."

Fine Dining Guide - August 2010

The Capital Restaurant Review. By Daniel Darwood

"In the kitchen (...) there has been no compromise on the sourcing of the finest quality ingredients which will be allowed to speak for themselves on the plate ."

Fine Dining Guide - August 2010

The Capital Hotel Review. By Daniel Darwood

" With a warmth of touch and a unique character, it is easy to see why the property enjoys so much success with returning guests and I, for one, delighted to recommend its charms ."

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