49 Brook Street, London W1K 4HR
The famous Claridge’s (initially Mivart’s Hotel) was bought in 1855 by William Claridge’s. This former butler was intent on offering apartments for long-term residents and providing them modern technology and comforts such as electricity, lifts and en-suite bathrooms. During the Second World War, Churchill would use the hotel to hold all-night meetings with US army intelligence. Later during the twentieth century, many royal families who found themselves exiled from their own countries made their way to the Claridge’s. The hotel, with its 203 rooms, its one starred Michelin Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s and its very dedicated staff, is a sumptuous retreat for the business traveler.
Grosvenor House Hotel
86-90 Park Lane, London, Greater London W1K 7TN
Built in the 1930s, the Grosvenor Hotel was designed by Edwin Lutyens, and was the first Park Lane’s hotel. It stands on the site of a hospital for invalided soldiers during the First World War. During the Second World War, the place was used as a refuge by wealthy and powerful people, such as the French resistant Charles de Gaulle, who came there when he made his call to resistance. The 5-star Grosvenor, with its 357 bedrooms including 140 executive rooms and two suites, is probably the most elegant and spacious Victorian London hotel.
53 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 1QA
Opened in 1931, The Dorchester is a luxury hotel overlooking Hyde Park. During the Second World War, it had the reputation of being the safest building in capital, thanks to its walls of reinforced concrete and soundproofed with seaweed and cork. Furthermore, despite rationing, it featured oysters, smoked salmon and lobster. For 80 years, The Dorchester has welcomed celebrities, world leaders and society with gracious style. Strategically located in London’s exclusive Mayfair, it is within easy access to London’s most exclusive shopping areas.
Carlos Place Mayfair London. W1K 2AL
Initially “The Coburg”, the hotel opened in 1897 in honour of Victoria’s consort Prince Albert of Sax Coburg, and was renamed after the Duke of Connaught in 1917. In March 2007, The Connaught closed its doors for a restoration programme, consisting in refurbishment, redecoration and extension of the old hotel. The Connaught now boasts 119 rooms and suites, a large swimming pool, an Asian inspired spa, its own Espelette Restaurant and two bars, The Connaught and The Coburg.
Half Moon Street, Mayfair, London W1J 7BH
Converted from six Georgian townhouses, today’s Flemings Hotel was founded by Robert Fleming in 1851. The interiors of this boutique hotel are an eclectic mix of contemporary style and Georgian elegance. The hotel proposes 129 individually designed rooms, suites and luxury apartments.
The Chesterfield Mayfair
35 Charles Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5EB
Right in the heart of Mayfair – just off Berkeley Square, a short walk from Green Park – lies The Chesterfield, the 4-star luxury hotel that epitomises Mayfair chic and traditional British old-world charm. This luxury hotel proposes 94 deluxe guest rooms and 13 luxurious suites with very different atmospheres: exotic, elegant, cosy. The Chesterfield Mayfair motto is “no request too large, no detail too small”.
The Millennium Hotel London Mayfair
44 Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London, W1K 2HP
Formerly a magnificent 18th Century mansion, The Millennium Hotel London Mayfair is the perfect location for both the business and leisure guest. Conveniently located within easy walking distance of London’s main attractions and entertainment and Green Park Station, the hotel has a friendly ‘at-home’ atmosphere.