Being a 5 Star luxury hotel is not enough. The sector has witnessed the entry of fashion houses, celebrities and sometimes even the anonymous super rich. They have redefined the meaning of a luxury hotel. They want to create hotels according to their standard of luxury. And that’s why hotels have become the newest and most luxurious of flaunt-able accessories. We all like staying there and let the others know that we have stayed there. Whitehall’s Corinthia Hotel is London’s latest blinged hotel that is considered fashionable by the people who matter.
The contrast is striking as this shiny new property is ensconced in a hallowed vintage building. And if the concierge of the hotel is to be believed, the building housed the UFO wing of MI6, the British secret service. Even if you have heard or read about it, you cannot but be impressed by the dome-covered lobby lounge which is the heart of the new hotel. The Full Moon chandelier by Parisian designer Chafik Gasmi will dazzle you with its 1,001 twinkling crystals.
The guest rooms are no less impressive. The interiors have been lavishly designed and what strikes you is the Hi Definition TV in the marble bathroom, super sleek electronic hook ups and ESPA soaps, scrubs and shampoos in the walk in shower. You will definitely love the ESPA Life SPA that is spread over four floors and boasts of an indoor pool, a vitality pool and an ice fountain. Northhall and Massimo are the two restaurants that are frequented by London’s elite including MPs who work nearby. Corinthia is no doubt the fashion accessory of the moment. According to you, which one is the most blinged hotel?