After making a splash in New York, Conrad Hotels continues its global expansion with new hotels slated for Fort Lauderdale and Cartagena. The latest news is that Hilton’s upscale brand has landed in London with the Conrad London St. James. Originally opened at the end of 2012 as the InterContinental Westminster, the hotel was rebranded in September 2014. This is the first Conrad hotel in the UK.
With a central London location between Buckingham Palace and Big Ben, the Conrad London St. James is housed in a historic 19th century brick building called Queen Anne's Chambers. (It was originally built for lobbyists and government workers who needed to live near the country’s seat of power.) Spaced across six floors, the hotel has 256 rooms (including the Conrad Suite which is accessed by its own private elevator). The décor is contemporary in style, and every room comes with free wifi, a Nespresso machine, and a media hub. When you book an Executive room, you get access to the Executive Lounge.
Art lovers will appreciate the hotel’s contemporary art collection including a Tom Clarke sculpture in the lobby. Facilities include a fitness room, 7,000 square feet of meeting space, the Blue Boar restaurant for modern British cuisine, Emmeline’s for Afternoon Tea, and the Blue Boar bar, specializing in craft beer, ales, and cocktails.
Conrad London St. James, 22-28 Broadway, London, SW1H 0BH, United Kingdom. Tel: +44-203-3018080