London has seen several hotel reopenings and debuts throughout the recent months. Here we've rounded up some notable properties your clients should keep in mind when planning their next trip to England's capital.
Butlers, Park Views and More at The New Lanesborough London
After undergoing a massive two-year renovation, The Lanesborough London is back on the map as one of England’s top luxury hotels. Within walking distance of designer shopping in Knightsbridge, blossoming Hyde Park and world-famous Buckingham Palace, London’s newest hotel houses 93 pristine rooms and suites designed to fit a modern Regency style.
Under Oetker Collection’s management, the hotel offers new culinary experiences spearheaded by Executive Chef Florian Favario, protégé of Paris’ most renowned Michelin-star chef, Eric Frechon. Favario’s careful, creative menus at the hotel’s onsite restaurant C éleste blend local British ingredients with modern cuisines. Guests looking for a traditional British ritual can visit Apsleys, the hotel’s Venetian-style dining room for afternoon tea.
The hotel also features an exclusive 24-hour butler service during guests’ stays, three treatment rooms at the Spa Studio and a Garden Room featuring a wide selection of Cuban cigars. The Lanesborough is available for booking starting July 15.
The Goring Celebrates 105th Anniversary With Reopening
London’s last remaining family owned hotel, The Goring, reopened its doors in early March following extensive renovations. The debut fell on the hotel’s 105th anniversary.
Originally built in 1910 by Otto Goring, the property is now the only five star luxury hotel in London that is owned and run by the family that built it, and is also reportedly a favorite stay for members of the royal family.
New accommodations include an updated Front Hall painting, which features a whimsical floor to ceiling English landscape with exotic animals, a walrus, raj elephants, a hippo on a rock, snakes and a bear.
“Imagine if all the animals in London Zoo had escaped into Hyde Park… take a closer look and the scene gets curiouser and curiouser,“ said designer Russell Sage.
Also included in the renovations is a new reception and concierge desks, specialist commissions of golden Gainsborough Silk curtains line the windows, and the entrance to the Goring Dining Room has an elegant new look. The Gentleman’s cloakroom has also been refitted in black and white marble.
The New Beaumont Offers Unique Art-Deco Atmosphere
The Beaumont, a new luxury five-star Mayfair hotel with just 50 rooms, 13 studios and 10 suites, is located near the boutiques, galleries and museums of Mayfair, Marylebone, St James's and the West End.
The first hotel from Corbin & King, highly regarded London restaurateurs, has been designed with guests’ comfort in mind, as well as creating a certain “vintage, Art-Deco” atmosphere. Rooms are decorated in high-gloss rosewoods, bronze mirroring, shagreen detailing and pale silks. Accommodations include floor-to-ceiling sliding doors that close rooms off from the large, private entrance halls, as well as mosaic-and-marble bathrooms and a spacious wardrobe area.
There are three dining venues at The Beaumont; The Colony Grill offers traditional, American style dishes such as New York hot dogs, omelets, and shepherd's pie, while the American Bar specializes in bourbons, whiskies, American sandwiches, salads and steaks. The Lotos Room provides space for private dining and dinner meetings.
The Beaumont also offers a Hammam and spa, as well as a gymnasium and salon.