In recent years, a number of luxury hotels have come up in London. They are enticing high-end travelers with their luxury suites, great restaurants, entertainment quotient, location, spa services and more. Which new luxury hotels in London are generating the most buzz? Take a look.
1. Corinthia Hotel London
USP: The designers of the Corinthia Hotel London have successfully created a luxury hotel that walks a fine tightrope between the classic and the contemporary. This fine blend of styles is a visual treat. A perfect case in point is the Baccarat chandelier made out of 1,001 crystals that adorns the lobby ceiling.
The introduction of classic architectural elements is a throwback to the luxury hotel’s historic past as the Hotel Metropole. It had opened near Charing Cross Station in 1885.
The color palette for the hotel rooms and luxury suites is dominated by beige and olive. The rooms are cozy, elegant and furnished with luxurious Hypnos beds.
Cost Per Night: Starts from £450
2. W London Leicester Square
USP: Holding its place among the hottest new luxury hotels on the London scene is the grand W London Leicester Square. This swank W Hotel located in London’s West End area has raked up plenty of fans with its focus on entertainment.
You need only walk into the highly exclusive Wyld Bar (which only admits people who make its high profile guest list) or admire the generous use of mirror balls to realize that W London is high on entertainment. The luxury hotel also houses a screening room and a spa.
Cost Per Night: Starts from £322
3. Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane
USP: This plush luxury hotel in London’s Park Lane area re-opened in January this year. For the last two years, Four Seasons Hotel London has been undergoing a complete makeover. And what a makeover it has been!
Four Seasons brought designer Pierre-Yves Rochon on board to effect the magical transformation. Rochon, a Four Seasons regular, was in charge of the interiors. He redid the rooms in an elegantly classic way. The warm earthy tones are highlighted with panel work in walnut and sycamore wood.
Cost Per Night: Starts from £594
4. Hotel Verta
USP: If you are staying at the Hotel Verta, ask for a room with a river-facing view. This luxury hotel stands close to the Battersea heliport and is becoming popular with luxury travelers. The 70-room hotel offers fantastic food and houses a small, but high-quality spa.
The rooms are young, colorful and contemporary. Plus, they are completely sound proof, thanks to the quadruple glazing work. But the coolest attraction here has to be the television in the bathroom wall.
Cost Per Night: Starts from £129 inclusive of breakfast
5. Zetter Townhouse
USP: Who would believe that this grand, almost Victorian-style hotel once housed the dull offices of solicitors? In fact, the Zetter Townhouse has come up where two Georgian-style buildings once stood. The Townhouse is just a stone’s throw away from the iconic Zetter Hotel on St. John’s Square.
The style is Victorian, yet almost kitschy in the arrangement. There are plenty of Victorian curios adorning the lounge, bar and drawing rooms. There are beautiful oil paintings and old photographs, classic armchairs, and even a stuffed kangaroo.
This is one of the more reasonably priced new luxury hotels in London. The rates fall over the weekend, which makes the Zetter Townhouse perfect for a weekend luxury getaway.
Cost Per Night: Starts from £185
6. London Syon Park
USP: Few luxury hotels are as elegant and stately as this riverfront hotel opposite Kew Gardens. One of the prime attractions here is the magnificent Kallima Spa, located below ground level.
If you love fine dining, schedule a meal at The Capability restaurant. The Capability is headed by Lee Stretton and offers British cuisine. The ingredients come from the London Syon Park estate’s own orchard, and herb and vegetable gardens.
Cost Per Night: Starts from £335 inclusive of breakfast