The Wall Street Journal: The Opulent Flower Company That Never Says No
The WSJ profile McQueens’ move to New York following Kingsley’s takeover
For the past three decades, many of London’s five-star hotels—among them Claridge’s, the Connaught, the Berkeley, Rosewood, the Mandarin Oriental and Shangri-La—have turned to McQueens Flowers for the floral arrangements that subtly but unmistakably shift the weekly appearance of their lobbies, dining rooms and suites. McQueens’s creations have also been regular features at international events like the Vanity Fair Oscar party.
This year, McQueens has established its first official design studio outside of the U.K., in Manhattan, and it has already begun working with New York clients, including the Peninsula Hotel, the NoMad Hotel, Moda Operandi, Dom Pérignon and Christie’s. An atelier and flower school will open in March.
Kingsley Capital Partners acquired McQueens in 2017, and the capital has enabled a global expansion of the flower school program. A branch in Seoul opened this past March, and new locations planned for 2020 include Shanghai, Mexico City and Beverly Hills, with Vancouver, Tokyo and other locations to follow in 2021.
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