We’ve been waiting with bated breath and now the Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square has officially opened its doors in the British capital. There’s a lot to love about this centrally located hotel—situated next to the Tower of London, equidistant between both the West End and the East End. For one thing, there’s the restaurant by Anne-Sophie Pic, the only French female chef to be awarded three Michelin stars. She told The Telegraph “'opening in London is the ultimate challenge.” And then there are the cocktails at the Rotunda’s cool bar.
And the history. Newly restored, the monumental building was once the headquarters for the Port of London Authority; at that time, it was one of the tallest buildings in London. In 1946, the inaugural reception of the United Nations General Assembly took place at Ten Trinity Square in what is now called the UN Ballroom.
The 100 guestrooms have been inspired by the maritime heritage of the building. In a video for the hotel launch, general manger Charlie Parker emphasized their “residential comfort.” In addition, there are 41 private residences, plus a private members’ club. This is London, after all.
The spa complex—set to open in April—will also set tongues wagging. Treatments will feature products by Dr Burgener (Switzerland), Amala organic skincare (Germany), marocMaroc (Morocco), and ESPA (England). The Spa Director Anjana Nicolas was previously at the Spa at Four Seasons Resort Marrakech.
Four Seasons now operates two luxury hotels in London: Ten Trinity Square and Park Lane. The upscale hospitality company ended management of the Canary Wharf property on April 30, 2016.