Great news from London today, where the historic Café Royal, once the meeting place of a century’s worth of celebrities, is reopening as a luxury hotel after a four-year transformation under the direction of David Chipperfield Architects. The hotel joins The Conservatorium in Amsterdam as the second hotel of The Set.
With 159 rooms and suites (including six historic suites), several dining venues, a private members club, high-tech meeting rooms and a Holistic Wellbeing Centre, Café Royal mixes modern perks with historic style. The rooms (and the architecture) combine original 1865 details with contemporary design.
The first phase of Café Royal’s opening will include rooms and suites, the Ten Room, the restored Grill and Domino Rooms, The Bar and a contemporary café – all under the direction of Executive Chef, Andrew Turner. Quick to follow by March 2013 will be the rest of the building, welcoming the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre, and the remaining suites of historical significance.
For more information, visit www.hotelcaferoyal.com.