Luxury hotel Dukes London will recognize its 110th anniversary with a £110 rate for Sunday stays in September. It will also host a series of commemorative activities running up to an invitation-only 110th Anniversary Soirée.
As part of the anniversary events, the hotel is featuring a specialty cocktail, the DUKES 1908 Martini. The drink mixes two of Queen Elizabeth’s preferred ingredients, Dubonnet Vermouth and a slice of Amalfi lemon, with Lemon Verbena vodka and cacao cream.
The property recently finished a multi-million-pound renovation, the largest it has had in decades. The refurbishment extended to all 90 bedrooms and included the addition of 20 new Deluxe Rooms. Dukes London also redid its lobby and opened its signature restaurant GBR (Great British Restaurant), headed by Executive Chef Nigel Mendham.
Dukes London rests in a historical courtyard on St. James’s Place. Britain’s aristocracy built it as the London Chambers for their sons in 1890. In 1908 it started catering to dukes and other elites as the Dukes Hotel.
A short walk away, guests can see the Clarence House, the official residence of Prince Charles and Camilla, and the Spencer House, the only major 18th century town house still intact.
The five-star hotel is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Its 90 rooms include 18 suites and one Penthouse Suite. Dukes London features a Cigar Garden, drawing room, conservatory, gym, health spa, meeting rooms and wedding facilities.