Now that so many top London hotels have plush lounges and name-brand chefs in restaurants, a new perk has become a popular selling point: Some properties now have in-house movie theaters and screening rooms, complete with leather recliners, film clubs and dinner packages. Here are just a few notable options, courtesy of Forbes:
45 Park Lane
The boutique Dorchester Collection hotel has a media room as well as a new Sunday movie-and-brunch deal. The living room-style space is open to the public and has 10 oversized armchairs facing a a 103-inch 3D TV (3D glasses are complimentary).
The May Fair Hotel
This hotel’s movie room seats up to 201 people, making it one of the largest private screening rooms in the city. The theater regularly hosts screenings (including some for the British Film Institute’s London Film Festival) and openings. 3D screenings are also possible.
The Soho Hotel
There are two screening rooms at this hotel—one regular theater and one for 3D. Guests can come on Sundays for a three-course lunch or champagne afternoon tea at the hotel’s restaurant before taking in a screening.
This Covent Garden hotel has a 30-seat cinema that can be rented for private movie parties. Try the Martini Movies nights, which include a film and cocktail followed by a three-course dinner in one of the hotel’s restaurants.
Covent Garden Hotel
This hotel has a 47-seat screening room available for screenings or events. On Saturday nights, the film club offers dinner or afternoon tea before a screening.
Charlotte Street Hotel
The high-tech screening room at this hotel has 75 armchairs. On Sunday evenings, the hotel offers lunch, tea, dinner or a bar platter with cocktails from hotel restaurant Oscar, followed by the film of the week.