Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane Opens

In a nice bit of symmetry, the Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane has reopened today, almost exactly 41 years after the former "Inn on the Park in London," the brand's first European property, made its debut.

What's new at the property? Plenty. We've already told you about Amaranto, a dining concept with its own entrance in Hamilton Place as well as direct lobby access. Amaranto also has an innovative peek-through wine wall that allows guests to follow sommeliers in action (a oenophile's dream). The international wine list focuses predominantly on Italian wines, with all 250 available by the glass.

The hotel has 192 rooms, including 45 one-, two- and three-bedroom suites. Conservatories have private enclosed terraces off an indoor living area. The one- or two-bedroom Grand Suites include both a conservatory and wide outdoor terrace, as well as dining area and a fireplace in the living area.

But we're most excited about the unique Garden Suite, with its 646-square-foot landscaped terrace overlooking Hyde Park, plus a separate dining room and butler’s pantry. Terrific touch: Some rooms and suites have a separate entrance into the walk-in closet, allowing discreet delivery of laundry and shopping bags.

Soon, Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane is set to turn the idea of the hotel spa on its head…literally. The hotel's spa will be on the tenth floor, and treatment rooms have park and city views. The floor-to-ceiling windows in the fitness center look clear across to Westminster. Designed by the Hotel’s architect, Eric Parry, the tenth floor will also include a lounge, ideal for early arrivals who need a place to relax and recharge after an overnight flight. At midday, the lounge becomes a spa café, and a unique event space with its own balcony in the evening.

For more information, visit www.fourseasons.com/london.

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