David Levin, the proprietor and chairman of the Capital Group, created and designed his first hotel in 1971.
Today David Levin is joined by his daughter Kate who is as passionate delivering English hospitality.
The Capital Group under its founder and Chairman, David Levin has evolved into a collection of the finest hotels and restaurants with an enviable reputation for quality, service and customer care.
The Capital Hotel was one of a few London hotels with a fine dining restaurant, serving excellent food for which it received a Michelin Star in 1973. It was one of only three restaurants to be awarded a Michelin star in the first year that Michelin published a London list.
Many well known chefs launched their career at The Capital. Richard Shepherd, Brian Turner, Paul Merrett and Gary Rhodes, for which David Levin open the Greenhouse restaurant in Mayfair in 1977, also awarded a Michelin star.
Next door to The Capital was the 12 bedroom L’Hotel which opened in 1981 followed by the Metro Bar & Brasserie in 1983. The People’s Palace restaurant in the Royal Festival Hall was managed by The Capital Group for 10 years.
In 2007 L’Hotel was re-launched as The Levin Hotel, designed in 1930’s style with up to the minute fabrics and lighting by William Yeoward, Designers Guild and Porta Romana.
David Levin further demonstrates his expert knowledge of the restaurant business with the opening of The London Bakery, which today produces breads and pastries for many of the top hotels and restaurants in and around London. His winery in the Loire Valley, France, where David and his team produce Sauvignon Blanc, Gamay and Rosé wine was launched in 2003. Today his wine is served in many of the finest restaurants around Europe and exported to the US, Canada and Australia.