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London has a large choice of luxury accommodation, as you would expect of such a wonderful city, and caters for pretty much everything you might want. Check out the properties below, which we believe to be among the finest in the city.
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Central London Luxury Hotels


The Athenaeum - Mayfair London

The Athenaeum is a small and very attractive family-owned 5 star hotel located in Mayfair, London. It may be a small hotel but it certainly has a big personality! This is a luxury hotel unlike any other. Right from the start, it's different: it has an astonishing Vertical Garden up the side of the hotel, which was designed by botanist Patrick Blanc. On the inside, there is a massive choice of rooms, along with luxury suites and even the convenience of townhouse apartments. Each of them has either a stunning leafy view or an outlook over Mayfair. The hotel is directly opposite the Royal Parks and Buckingham Palace; it's a few short minutes' walk away from all the best museums and galleries, the most chic shopping areas, and of course the delights of Theatreland. The tube will take you easily to the City, Soho and Canary Wharf, all just a few stops away. What makes this hotel so special is that it has been family run since the 1990s, and a tribute to its comfort and values is that actors Russell Crowe, Dustin Hoffman and Renee Zellweger have all stayed there, as have Mick Jagger and Robbie Williams!
The Athenaeum, 116 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7BJ
Phone: +44 (0)20 7499 3464 Fax: +44 (0)207 493 1860 Email: info@athenaeumhotel.com Web: www.athenaeumhotel.com


Greengarden House Apartments

Greengarden House apartments are an inspiring, luxurious collection of one and two bedroom serviced apartments located in the best part of central London. The contemporary apartments provide everything an independent traveller could wish for: right in the heart of London's West End, situated very close to Bond Street, Marble Arch and Oxford Street, these apartments provide an independent living space for both business and pleasure. You're in the middle of the prime shopping area with specialist boutiques, an area which also includes the consulates of many countries, and so many historic monuments and attractions that you'll never be short of something new and exciting to do. Mayfair and Marylebone are remarkable for their beautiful period architecture. In fact, the very building where the apartments are located was designed by philanthropic architect Octavia Hill in Victorian times, which means you can enjoy the stunning gothic architecture that's her legacy, including the impressive arched doorways at the entrance.
23 Greengarden House, St Christopher's Place, London W1U 1NL
Phone: +44 (0)20 7935 9191 Fax: +44 (0)20 7935 8858
Email: info@greengardenhouse.com Web:
www.greengardenhouse.com

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Flemings Hotel, Mayfair, London

Flemings, renowned for its 5 star service, is ideally located in central London. Situated in a peaceful residential street off Piccadilly, a few steps from Green Park in the heart of fashionable Mayfair, it is fast becoming known as a 'cool' boutique style hotel. Flemings first opened as a hotel in 1851. This historic property converted from 6 Georgian townhouses is privately owned, and has recently undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment. The breathtaking interiors are an eclectic mix of contemporary style and Georgian elegance with an intimacy that belies the 129 suites and discreet private luxury apartments. Head Chef Simon Henbery’s modern European Grill menu with seasonal variations is receiving rave reviews from diners who consider Flemings to be a sophisticated and culinary destination. His £10 Express Lunch, for main course and glass of wine, is perfect for busy people guaranteed to be on their way in 60 minutes. For a more leisurely experience, you can indulge in cupcakes and Champagne in the elegant Front Room or enjoy a signature afternoon tea ensconced in the glamorous Tea Rooms. Unique Couture Cocktails are mixed in the decadent Cocktail Bar, and the Looking Glass Room and the exquisite Private Dining Room are perfect for special occasions. With a relaxed ambience, a passion for service and individual attention, a visit to Flemings is often compared to being a member of a private club. The hotel is a perfect destination to suit each guest's requirements for leisure breaks, vacations or business trips to London.

Flemings Hotel and Apartments, 7-12 Half Moon Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 7BH
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7499 0000 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7499 1817
Email: guest@flemings.co.uk Reservations Email: reservations@flemings.co.uk
Web: www.flemings-mayfair.co.uk

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The Langham, Mayfair, W1

The Langham Hotel is a historic and luxurious five-star hotel in London's Mayfair district of the West End. The Underground stations of Oxford Circus, Bond Street and Goodge Street are within walking distance, as are the excellent shopping areas of Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street. With its West End location, all the best theatres, clubs and restaurants are within reach of the hotel as well.
In this historic building, all rooms and suites feature great space, fabulous high windows and ceilings, and tastefully classic decoration. But 'historic' does by no means mean old-fashioned. All rooms have cutting edge entertainment consoles, high speed internet access, personal safes, soundproofing, air-conditioning and modern ensuite bathrooms. Those wanting even more luxury than the standard guest rooms have to offer, are recommended to consider the Executive Rooms (designed by Harrods of Knightsbridge) which provide additional space and seating areas, or one of the suites with additional lounge areas. The exclusive Infinity Suite offers a large lounge, dining area, two spacious bedrooms, and a bathroom with Jacuzzi bath.
The luxurious function rooms can cater for any business or private function from 6 to 400 guests, while the Business Centre can fulfil all business support during guests' stay.
The Langham houses one of London's most prestigious bars, Artesian, and one of London's top restaurants, the Landau. Both embody glamour and opulence. Artesian offers great choice of wines, rums, whiskeys and cocktails, with a menu of gourmet snacks and platters to match. The Landau offers à la carte breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner to the highest standard.
The hotel's concierge team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide any service which guest may require.
The Langham London, 1c Portland Place, Regent Street, London, W1B 1JA
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7636 1000 Fax +44 (0)20 7323 2340 Email: lon.info@langhamhotels.com Web: london.langhamhotels.co.uk


St Martins Lane Hotel, Covent Garden, WC2

Morgan Hotels each come with their own musical soundtrack, to mark how special they are. St Martins Lane Hotel in trendy Covent Garden is sibling to Mayfair's Sanderson Hotel, and like the Sanderson, another amazing brain child courtesy of Philippe Starck.
St Martins Lane Hotel is the perfect embodiment of 21st century urban retreat, situated in the very heart of the West End, with on its doorstep Covent Garden and Leicester Square, and within walking distance of landmarks like the National Gallery and the Royal Opera House.
The interior is colourful and ambient, almost entirely through the use of light. The interior itself is modernist and minimalist, much of the surfaces and furnishings are bare and white, but areas are dressed and come to life through creative and in places spectacular lighting. This surely culminates in the inspiring gymnasium and downright breathtaking and jaw dropping Light Bar.
This continues into guest rooms and suites, where decor is minimalist and predominantly white, but huge windows allow London into each space, and bespoke interactive lighting installations allow each guest to individually fill in the mood and 'feel' of their accommodation. Meeting rooms are sleek and understated, yet softened through use of natural woods and again, ambient lighting, giving them a relaxed but inspiring rather than 'corporate' feel.
Naturally, guests are served with access to modern technology and connectivity throughout the entire hotel, whether it is to serve business needs or for leisurely diversion, and round-the-clock services of any kind throughout their stay.
Food lovers will feel right at home at the celebrated Asia de Cuba restaurant, fusing Cuban and Asian cuisine into delicious sophistication.
St Martins Lane Hotel, 45 St. Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4HX
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7300 5500 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7300 5501 Web: www.stmartinslane.com


Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, SW1

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Hyde Park is a five-star luxury hotel located opposite Knightsbridge Underground station, overlooking London's Hyde Park. This puts the hotel on the doorstep of Knightsbridge's shopping district, which includes Harrods and Harvey Nichols department stores, and within walking distance of the Royal Albert Hall. Additionally, there is easy access to London's West End.
The hotel features 198 beautiful guest rooms and suites, which overlook either Knightsbridge, the hotel's inner courtyard, or Hyde Park. In addition, the Mandarin Hotel provides a choice of function rooms, a business centre, and communal drawing rooms, for both business and leisure guests.
The Mandarin Bar is a trendy bar, decorated to offer a luxurious ambience, serving every alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink imaginable from coffees and teas to classic whiskeys and lavish cocktails. Restaurant Foliage provides à la carte lunches and dinners in a formal setting, while The Park restaurant offers healthy food in a more casual decor. Hotel guests also have the option of private (in-room) dining or picnics in the park.
Other facilities and services inside the hotel include an urban spa, health spa, gym, pool, holistic therapy, personal training, WiFi, concierge service, room service, and complimentary daily newspapers.
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7235 2000 Web: www.mandarinoriental.com


The Milestone Hotel, Kensington, W8

A few minutes' walk from High Street Kensington Underground station, yet overlooking London's beautiful Kensington Gardens, the romantic five-star Milestone Hotel provides the perfect location for anyone wanting to indulge in walks and picnics in the park, shopping in Kensington and nearby Knightsbridge, cultural stimuli from places like the Royal Albert Hall and Kensington Palace at walking distance, and West End entertainment only a short ride away.
Inside the Milestone Hotel, guests can settle in the light and airy Conservatory for breakfast, brunch, English afternoon tea, or pre-theatre drinks, or choose to relax in smart casual but stylish fashion in the Stables Bar, situated in what once used to be carriage house. Cheneston's Restaurant, which took its name from the original name for Kensington, provides the perfect formal yet warm ambiance for à la carte lunch or dinner, whatever the occasion.
For their stay at this Grade II listed boutique hotel, guests have a choice of individually designed and decorated luxury guest rooms or suites, all providing double or twin beds and seating areas, and some providing separate desk space. All rooms have ensuite bathroom facilities, some equipped with Jacuzzis. The themed suites and apartments provide even more space, the best views of Kensington Gardens, additional luxury in-room treats, and luxury seating; one of the suites features a dining area and a billiard table, while another boasts a private balcony and a Jacuzzi bath. A number of allocated rooms are enhanced for comfort and safety to single female travellers. Naturally, all rooms, suites and apartments benefit from complimentary internet access and award-winning 24-hour butler service.
In addition, guest can enjoy the luxury of the hotel's in-house pool, sauna, gym, or request a chauffeur-driven Bentley to drive them around London. Business facilities and support services and VIP pet services ensure every guest's needs are met.
The Milestone Hotel And Apartments, 1 Kensington Court, London, W8 5DL
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7917 1000 Web: www.milestonehotel.com


51 Buckingham Gate, Westminster, SW1

51 Buckingham Gate is a luxury, five-star hotel in the heart of Westminster, within easy reach of London's governmental and business districts and with easy access to the city's hottest tourist spots. St James's Park, Green Park, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey are within walking distance. Near Victoria rail/coach/tube station and St James's Park tube, the location has superb public transport links throughout London and to regional airports. Longer walks or short rides connect visitors from here to the shops, theatres, restaurants, bars and clubs of the West End, or attractions like the Tate Britain and the London Eye.
51 Buckingham Gate features 86 luxury suites and apartments, ranging in size between one and four bedrooms, and three fully serviced luxury five-bedroom residences. Each incorporates a fully equipped kitchen and one or more luxury bathrooms and some even incorporate a study and/or meeting room. All accommodation is, as a matter of course, equipped with cutting edge technology serviced by dedicated support staff.
All guests can have their own personal staff made available to them at any time, including private butlers, chefs, chauffeurs, concierges, maids, nannies, personal trainers and secretaries. Other facilities available include a gym, sauna, solarium, spa, steam room, business centre, limousines, meeting rooms, and a regular retail shuttle service between the hotel and Knightsbridge or Bond Street.
In addition to in-room dining being available 24 hours, onsite bars and restaurant include Bistro 51 (informal, French/British), The Library (breakfast, lunch, private dinners), Quilon (formal, Indian, 1 Michelin star), Bank Westminster (in the hotel conservatory, formal, modern British) and the Zander Bar (chic, modern). The Library and Quilon also provide in-suite dining.
51 Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6AF
Phone: +44 (0)20 7769 7766. Fax: +44 (0)20 7233 5014 Email: info@51-buckinghamgate.co.uk Web: www.51-buckinghamgate.co.uk


The Athenaeum Hotel, Piccadilly, W1

Opposite Green Park, near Park Lane and at a stone's throw from Hyde Park Corner, one of the most beautiful luxury hotels at this end of Piccadilly is the Athenaeum. The Underground stations of Green Park and Hyde Park Corner are both within walking distance, providing transport links to every corner of London as well as London's airport. Also within easy reach are Victoria station, Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, and naturally the rich offering of clubs, restaurants and theatres of the West End.
Upon entering the Athenaeum hotel, large mirrored pillars in the reception area conceal modern lobby seating areas and study corners. Inside the hotel, the executive guest rooms are contemporary and spacious, all with separate desk space and seating areas, all with large windows letting in plenty of daylight, and some with great views overlooking Hyde Park. The suites, in addition, are larger, set in a more classic decor, providing additional lounge space, and guaranteed to have park views. All rooms and suites are equipped with all modern comforts, cutting edge multimedia equipment, technology and connectivity and benefit from 24-hour room service. Guests have exclusive access to a luxury spa and hair and beauty salon, providing a range of relaxing and invigorating treatments.
The in-house bars and dining areas provide a classical British menu of seasonal light meals, snacks, refreshments, afternoon tea, and multi-course lunches and dinners. Stylish modern function rooms are available for business meetings and private dining.
Adjacent to the hotel are a number of townhouses providing a variety of classic and modern serviced apartments suited to both business travellers and families requiring self-contained short-term accommodation, benefiting from all hotel facilities.
The Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments, 116 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7BJ
Phone: +44 (0)20 7499 3464 Fax: +44 (0)20 7493 1860 Email: mailto:info@athenaeumhotel.com Web: www.athenaeumhotel.com


Baglioni Hotel, Hyde Park Gate, SW7

The Baglioni Hotel London is a five-star London boutique hotel with Italian origins, overlooking Kensington Gardens. Its prime location is perfect for access to the park, Kensington and Knightsbridge shopping, West End shopping, dining and entertainment, and nearby Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and museums (Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum).
Traditionally English on the outside, upon entering, the Baglioni soon reveals its Mediterranean connection through its contemporary but warm decor throughout. The interior of communal areas is contemporary, but with twists of Italian baroque. Guest rooms and suites are spacious, draped in luxury fabrics of deep and warm colours, many with large windows, some with beautiful views of Kensington Gardens. Plasma TVs and high speed internet connection come as standard, room service and full concierge services are available round the clock. Ensuite bathroom facilities feature wooden floors and copper basins. Some of the suites have their own foyers.
The Brunello Bar & Lounge is open all hours for coffee, light refreshments, pastries and light Italian meals. At lunch time and in the evening, the fabulous Brunello Restaurant serves deliciously fresh and honest à la carte Italian food.
A function room benefiting from its own separate entrance suits business meetings and private functions, while the stunning Boutique 60 provides a great location suited to parties or casual events.
Understandably, owners and management are proud of their Italian heritage, so in-room coffee-making facilities in some suites offer an espresso machine rather than the familiar kettle and sachets of instant coffee, and guests asking for the hotel's chauffeur service may find themselves being picked up in a Maserati.
The Baglioni Hotel London (Member of the Baglioni Hotels Group), 60 Hyde Park Gate, London, SW7 5BB
Phone: +44 (0)20 7368 5700 Fax: +44 (0)20 7368 5701 Web: www.baglionihotels.com


The Bentley Kempinski Hotel, Kensington, SW7

The majestic Bentley Kempinski Hotel is located in Kensington near Gloucester Road Underground Station, within walking distance of the Natural History Museum, Science Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum and not far from either Earl's Court and Kensington Olympia Exhibition Centres or trendy shopping areas like those of King's Road, Kensington and Knightsbridge. Guest accommodation, communal areas and function rooms are best described by the terms "majestic" and "imperial"; there is nothing understated about any of the luxury and class on display. To meet every modern traveller's needs, facilities have been brought up-to-date so that the Bentley Kempinski presents the perfect marriage of old and new.
Spacious rooms and suites perfectly merge classic undisputed luxury with modern comfort through sumptuous furnishings mixed with flat screen TVs, and marble bathrooms with whirlpools or jacuzzis. There is modern 24-hour room service and concierge service, and a private butler is available by request. Satellite TV and internet radio are available as are complimentary daily newspapers. Guests can relax at the authentic Turkish Hamam bath or work out at the modern gym, both part of Le Kalon Spa. Function rooms cater for old-fashioned romantic wedding ceremonies and modern business meetings.
Brasserie Peridot serves up both traditionally English afternoon tea and modern health foods, Restaurant 1880's à la carte menu features traditional British dishes next to modern fusion cuisine, and the classic entourage of the Malachite Bar, a classic cocktail lounge adorned with modern logo, is usually filled with modern jazz music.
The Bentley Kempinski Hotel (Member of Kempinski Hotels & Resorts), 27-33 Harrington Gardens, London, SW7 4JX
Phone: + 44 (0)20 7244 5555 Fax: + 44 (0)20 7244 5566 Email: info@thebentley-hotel.com Web:
www.thebentley-hotel.com


The Four Seasons Hotel, Canary Wharf, E14

On north bank of the River Thames, in London's young and buzzing business district Canary Wharf, east of Central London and not far from London City Airport, the Four Seasons opened its doors in 2000. Areas underneath and surrounding Canada Square, at the heart of Canary Wharf, have since been developed to feature hundreds of shops, theatres and cinemas, and the riverside promenades are full of bars, clubs, and restaurants, all of which in summer spill out onto lively riverside terraces. Local venues like the multi-purpose O2-Arena and ExCel Conference and Exhibition Centre host large events, concerts, exhibitions and conferences to tens of thousands of visitors.

The Jubilee Line (London Underground) and Docklands Light Railway provide quick and convenient transport links to other key areas of Central and Greater London.

The Four Seasons' stunning modern building boasts modern and spacious guest rooms and suites, all featuring large windows to provide panoramic views of the River Thames and the City of London, all providing substantial sleeping, living and working space, incorporating all modern comforts and technology, and naturally all with modern and comfortable ensuite bathroom facilities. Room service and in-room dining are available 24 hours. The Italian-inspired bar and restaurant Quadrato offer a menu of drinks, snacks and meals from morning to night.

The hotel has its own Fitness Centre, but guests are also allowed to use the facilities of the Virgin Active Health Club, next door to the hotel, including their heated swimming pool, floodlit tennis court, and Re-Aqua Spa. Virgin Active even offer a number of in-room treatment options to Four Seasons guests.

Additional services offered by the Four Seasons hotel include 24-hour concierge service, a business support centre, and a range of child care and activity services.

The Four Seasons Hotel Canary Wharf, 46 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London, E14 8RS, United Kingdom.
Phone: +44 (0)20 7510 1999. Fax: +44 (0)20 7510 1998. Web: www.fourseasons.com.



The Cadogan, Knightsbridge, SW1

The stylish Cadogan hotel is located in Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, in the heart of one of London's most luxurious shopping districts and within easy reach of London's West End as well as with great transport links throughout and beyond London. Nearby places of interest include the National History Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum, and Buckingham Palace.
The interior of this classy property is an interesting infusion of Edwardian with modern, contemporary notes and additions; furnishings and decorations are antiques tastefully mixed and matched with modern European design. Guest accommodation ranges from rooms providing Queen size beds and seating areas to deluxe suites comprising separate living and sleeping areas.
Facilities include a 24-hour business centre, secretarial support services, a small fitness studio, complimentary magazines, fresh fruits and mineral water, complete wedding planning and organisation (the Cadogan is a licensed civil wedding venue), WiFi, gorgeous private gardens and two stunning rooms suitable for private and business functions such as meetings, parties and private dining. The wood-panelled drawing room situated off the main hotel lobby provides a warm and peaceful communal retreat, with guest having the opportunity to have Afternoon Tea served here, while the dark red & oak panelled and furnished Bar makes a great venue for socialising or pre-dinner and after-dinner drinks.
The Cadogan's popular in-house restaurant is Langtry's, a formal dining room offering a simple but honest modern British menu.
Cadogan London (Member of The Stein Group), 75 Sloane Street London, SW1X 9SG
Phone: + 44 (0)20 7235 7141 Fax: + 44 (0)20 7245 0994 Web: www.cadogan.com


Dorchester, Park Lane, W1

Park Lane, in London's Mayfair, is the famous location of London's most luxurious hotels, of which the Dorchester is possibly the most renowned. Over the years, this 1930s art deco styled Grand Hotel has played host to the world's most important royals, leaders and celebrities. Overlooking Hyde Park, this hotel provides easy access to everything London has to offer.
The guest rooms and suites are among the most luxurious in London, ranging from single rooms each providing a bed, seating area, and desk space, deluxe rooms with walk-in wardrobes, suites containing separate living and sleeping areas, to roof suites providing separate bedrooms, a living room with working fire place, a study, a dressing room, a bathroom with double bath and separate rain shower, and a private balcony overlooking London with views as far as Canary Wharf.
All rooms and suites come with views of either Hyde Park or the hotel's private gardens, and Italian marble bathrooms believed to have the deepest baths available of any London hotel. Naturally, all rooms and suites are equipped with state-of-the-art entertainment systems, internet access, air conditioning, dual-voltage power supply, and all guests have access to 24-hour room service and butler services.
The Dorchester houses many bars and restaurants, ranging from casual to formal and offering various cuisines, and also provides full in-room dining services to all guests. Function rooms and suites are available to serve groups from 10 to 1000. Other in-house facilities and services include a shopping gallery, hair salon, beauty salon, florist, medical service, barber shop, beauty salon, health spa, gymnasium, personal training, luxury valeting and detailing, concierge services, theatre desk, business centre, child care, and limousines.
The Dorchester, Park Lane, London, W1K 1QA, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)20 7629 8888 Fax: +44 20 7629 8080 Email: info@thedorchester.com Web: www.thedorchester.com


Dorset Square Hotel, Marylebone, NW1

Behind the facade of an unassuming Georgian property lies the quintessentially English luxury of the Dorset Square Hotel. Overlooking the legendary Thomas Lord's first cricket ground, and only minutes away from Regents Park, this lovely almost village-like area features trendy shops, restaurants, the Sherlock Holmes museum, Madame Tussaud's and London Zoo within walking distance. Nearby Marylebone and Baker Street tube stations and Paddington rail station provide connections to London airports and hotspots like Oxford Street, Regent Street and contemporary Camden Town.
The Dorset Square Hotel's 37 cosy and intimate Regency rooms and suites, furnished with classic fabrics, paintings, antique furniture and marble bathrooms, have been appropriately supplemented with the modern comforts of satellite TV, internet connections, air-conditioning, safes and mini-bars. All rooms benefit from luxury robes and toiletries, complimentary newspaper delivery and room service. Other facilities available to resident guests are laundry and dry-cleaning, massage, and child care.
A small business meeting cum private dining room is available for hire to resident hotel guests and external clients. The cosy Potting Shed Bar & Restaurant serves a variety of English and Southern European cuisine at breakfast, lunch and dinner time, though opening hours on weekends may be limited.
Dorset Square Hotel, 39 Dorset Square, London, NW1 6QN
Phone: +44 (0)20 7723 7874 Fax: +44 (0)20 7724 3328 Web: www.dorsetsquare.co.uk


The Draycott, Brompton, SW3

The Draycott Hotel is a five-star town house hotel situated in Brompton, off Sloane Square, near London's popular areas of Knightsbridge, Chelsea and Kensington, not far from Victoria rail, bus, coach and Underground station. Within easy reach of places like the Victoria & Albert Museum and the National History Museum, this hotel is a popular choice with visitors to London Fashion Week.
Behind the majestic yet perhaps somewhat understated townhouse front in a quiet green location, lies an Edwardian interior with Victorian adornments, providing a warm, intimate and homely ambiance.
With only 35 guest rooms, this hotel is reasonably small by London standards, but this only adds to its charm and warmth, as guests tend to receive a more personal and personable service. Each room is decorated individually to a specific theatrical theme; the rooms range from small single rooms with wood-panelled bunk beds, to spacious suites with bespoke extra-large beds and windows overlooking the private cherry tree garden at the back of the hotel.
Although the appearance of every room is classic, modern comforts have not been forgotten. All rooms benefit from individual gas fireplaces, air-conditioning, satellite TV, CD music system and free-of-charge WiFi; the same applies to the two in-house meeting rooms.
The Draycott does not have a formal restaurant, but services provided include room service, concierge service, breakfast room, chauffeur service and airport transfers, all of which are available 24 hours a day. The routine in the downstairs drawing room includes complimentary servings of tea and biscuits in the afternoon, champagne in the evening, and hot chocolate at night.
Draycott Hotel, 26 Cadogan Gardens, London, SW3 2RP
Phone: +44 (0)20 7730 6466 Fax: +44 (0)20 7730 0236 Email: info@draycotthotel.com Web: www.draycotthotel.com


Dukes Hotel, St James's, SW1

Tucked away between Piccadilly, Green Park and St. James's Park, Dukes Hotel is an intimate and elegant boutique hotel. A short step from Piccadilly and Green Park tube stations, next to the beauty and peace of two fine London parks and within stepping distance of the imposing stature of Buckingham Palace, and the hustle and bustle of the West End, the five-star Dukes Hotel provides a popular retreat to business travellers and tourists.
The Dukes' recently refurbished and redecorated guest rooms are spacious and elegant, classically inspired yet equipped to modern standards with air-conditioning, satellite TV, multiple phone lines, private bar, personal safe, WiFi, and marble bathrooms. Guests can rely on 24-hour room service, complimentary bottled water and newspapers, butler service, clothes and shoe valeting, business services and limousines by request.
Three function rooms are available for business meetings, private dining or other special functions to serve 10 to 120 guests; and one of them, the "Marlborough", is licensed for civil ceremonies. Dukes' health club provides hotel guests facilities to exercise, with or without the guidance of a personal trainer, and the incorporated spa offers a variety of holistic treatments. The drawing room and courtyard Zen garden are oases for relaxation.
No matter what happens outside, inside the Dukes there always seems to be an ambiance of quiet comfort, as afternoon tea is served in the Conservatory, classic English dishes are served up in the Dining Room or guests in the Dukes Bar are served age-old cognacs or perfectly mixed Martinis.
Dukes Hotel (Member of Campbell Gray Hotels), St James’s Place, London, SW1A1NY
Phone: +44 (0)20 7491 4840 Fax: +44 (0)20 7493 1264 Email: bookings@dukeshotel.com Web: www.dukeshotel.com


The Four Seasons Hotel, Canary Wharf, E14

On north bank of the River Thames, in London's young and buzzing business district Canary Wharf, east of Central London and not far from London City Airport, the Four Seasons opened its doors in 2000. The area underneath and surrounding Canada Square, at the heart of Canary Wharf, have been developed to hold hundreds of shops, theatres and cinemas, and the riverside promenades are full of bars, clubs, and restaurants, all of which in summer spill out onto lively riverside terraces. Local venues like the multi-purpose O2-Arena and ExCel Conference and Exhibition Centre host large events, concerts, exhibitions and conferences to tens of thousands of visitors. The Jubilee Line (London Underground) and Docklands Light Railway provide quick and convenient transport links to other key areas of Central and Greater London.
The Four Seasons' stunning modern building boasts modern and spacious guest rooms and suites, all of which feature large windows with panoramic views of the River Thames and the City of London. The rooms all provide roomy sleeping, living and working space, incorporate all modern comforts and technology, and naturally offer modern and luxurious ensuite bathroom facilities. Room service and in-room dining are available 24 hours. The Italian-inspired bar and restaurant Quadrato offers a menu of drinks, snacks and meals from morning to night.
The hotel has its own Fitness Centre, and guests are also invited to use the facilities of the Virgin Active Health Club next door to the hotel, including their heated swimming pool, floodlit tennis court, and Re-Aqua Spa. Virgin Active even offer a number of in-room treatment options to Four Seasons guests. Additional services offered by the Four Seasons hotel include 24-hour concierge service, a business support centre, and a range of child care and activity services.
The Four Seasons Hotel Canary Wharf, 46 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London, E14 8RS
Phone: +44 (0)20 7510 1999 Fax: +44 (0)20 7510 1998 Web: www.fourseasons.com


The Hempel Hotel, Bayswater, W2

The Hempel Hotel takes its name from its designer Anouska Hempel. This luxury five-star designer boutique hotel is located in a quiet Bayswater street, north of Hyde Park. Nearby London hot spots include Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Kensington Palace, and Notting Hill Gate. Near Bayswater, Queensway and Paddington tube stations, providing connections to the West End and throughout London, and Paddington rail station, providing a fast link to Heathrow airport, this is a serene haven away from Central London's busy streets.
On the exterior, the Hempel does not appear different from its neighbours, but inside the hotel is minimalist in design, as are its rooms, suites and apartments. Each type of accommodation is individually designed. Luxury fittings, facilities, and services are naturally available; these include a hairdryer, mini-bar, safe, satellite TV, CD/DVD player, WiFi, room service, child care, bathroom, robe, slippers, candles, toiletries, in-room massages, use of local health club, limousine hire, and concierge services.
Different accommodation styles are distinguished through size, space, and facilities. Suites provide extra seating space compared to rooms, and apartments incorporate separate living and sleeping rooms, separate private and guest bathrooms, CCTV, and kitchenette.
The Hempel is locally renowned for its oriental restaurant, I-Thai, and the trendy H-Bar is a popular London nightspot. I-Thai actually extends into Jade restaurant, which is served by the same kitchen and staff but provides a cuisine lead by seafood. No. 35 functions during the day as a comfy coffee lounge and piano bar at night.
The Hempel Hotel, 31-35 Craven Hill Gardens, London, W2 3EA
Phone: +44 (0)20 7298 9000 Fax: +44 (0)20 7402 4666 Email:hotel@the-hempel.co.uk Web: www.the-hempel.co.uk


The Hoxton Urban Lodge, City, EC2

The Hoxton Urban Lodge presents itself as "up-market at low-cost"; it is a contemporary mixture of urban, modern comfort with a country feel, featuring an interior of exposed brick walls and open fireplaces combined with luxury modern furniture and state-of-the-art modern fixtures and fittings. This hotel, which only opened its doors late 2006, is located right in the heart of London's City business district, within easy access of both Old Street and Liverpool Street rail and Underground stations, providing superb connections to all London's attractions and airports.
The hotel prides itself on comfort and convenience, every guest receiving a free light and healthy breakfast delivered to their room each morning, free WiFi access throughout the hotel and cheap global telephone calls. Business guests can make use of one of the modern fully-serviced meeting rooms or very affordable fully equipped day offices. Every guest receives a copy of the Hox Guide, a guide to local restaurants, bars, venues, galleries and other interesting places of interest, including Spitalfields Market, Borough Market, the infamous Banksy Trail, and the renowned Comedy Café.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner is available from the laid-back bistro that is the Hoxton Grille. The heart of the hotel is home to Hox Art Gallery, showcasing international artists' works throughout the public areas of the hotel. Guests feeling in need of a physical work-out can use the local Market Sports Gym and Health & Fitness Centre located just a few hundred yards from the hotel.
This is certainly a unique and interesting hotel which will confound all your expectations of conventional hotel accommodation.
The Hoxton Hotel, 81 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3HU
Phone: +44 (0)20 7550 1000 Fax: +44 (0)20 7550 1090 Email: info@hoxtonhotels.com Web: www.hoxtonhotels.com


The Landmark London, Marylebone, NW1

The Landmark London is a five-star oasis located near Regent's Park. On the Landmark's doorstep is Marylebone rail and Underground station; numerous other Underground stations are nearby, as is Paddington rail station (with its direct transport link to Heathrow airport). Near the Landmark Hotel, and Regent's Park, a number of exciting places can be found: Madame Tussaud's, London Zoo, Lord's Cricket Ground & Museum, Abbey Road Studios and the Sherlock Holmes are just a few. The rich choice of transport links provides connections to London's West End, contemporary Camden, and the City.
The building is beautiful inside and out, with light and stylish guest rooms and suites among the most spacious to be found in Central London. All guest rooms are equipped with modern media appliances, private bar, internet connection, desk space and luxury ensuite bathrooms.
The Landmark is home to a number of bars and restaurants, the most special of these being the Wintergarden Restaurant inside the beautiful glass atrium. Furthermore, guests can enjoy the swimming pool, sanarium, relaxation rooms, steam rooms, shop at the hotel's boutique, or take advantage of the hair and beauty salon or the spa treatment rooms. Those in need of a location for a private or corporate function will find the perfect place in the Landmark, which over the years has hosted some prestigious and royal functions. The hotel offers 24-hour services of just about any kind.
The Landmark London (part of The Lancaster Landmark Hotel Company), 222Marylebone Road, London, NW1 6JQ
Phone: +44(0)2076318000 Fax: +44 (0)20 7631 8080 Web: www.landmarklondon.co.uk


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