London, United Kingdom
Dorchester Collection’s contemporary Mayfair hotel, 45 Park Lane redefines the wider Park Lane offering with private club like
Art-Deco design, and art in every room by contemporary British artists designed by internationally acclaimed designer Thierry
W. Despont. The Penthouse Suite is one of London’s most spectacular rooftop accommodations. This exclusive two-bedroom and two-bathroom suite is located on the top floor of the hotel and is only accessible via a key-controlled lift, ensuring both privacy and security. Fusing contemporary and Art Deco style, it features bespoke furniture and touches of dark wood and leather for a refined edge. The wrap-around balcony offers stunning city views, and the suite has hosted some of the biggest names in entertainment. The entire suite features pieces of art by the British pop-up artist Sir Peter Blake. Expecting guests? The spacious living room and separate dining room are ideal for entertaining.
Suite Talk Q&A
- What is your biggest indulgence in captivating new guests? All my guests are assigned a dedicated 24-hour host that acts as a discrete personal assistant, butler and concierge to manage their individual needs. Guests can expect a tailored serviced ensuring discretion, privacy, yet a personable experience, as well as extra touches like bespoke welcome amenities created by our talented pastry chef, a bottle of chilled Krug Champagne, fresh flowers from in-house designer florist Philip Hammond and a special bath menu by Aromatherapy Associates. For my guests concerned with their wellness when travelling I provide suitable space to be able to practice in-room with a yoga mat and workout videos by the renowned PT Matt Roberts. Alternatively, guests can choose to book a private personal training session in the hotel’s state of the art Fitness Studio or out in Hyde Park. Minutes from our sister hotel The Dorchester, guests can also enjoy access to the award-winning Dorchester Spa where all charges can be transferred to the room at 45 Park Lane. The in-room technology can be controlled with a touch of a button from an iPad making it is very easy to customize lights, music and room temperature. For guests short on time they can have access to the culinary expertise of CUT at 45 Park Lane with an extensive in-room dining menu featuring some of the restaurant’s signature dishes.
- What sets you apart from other suites in this city? Covering the entire top floor of the hotel with two bedrooms and separate dining and living areas, guest can feel really at home and relaxed, while the
key-controlled access lift ensures both privacy and security. Another highlight (accessed via the floor-to-ceiling sliding doors) is the wrap-around terrace with panoramic views to the London skyline and Hyde Park, which provides the perfect setting to relax with a cocktail or a barbeque in the summer. I am also the perfect location for serious art aficionados. All guest rooms and suites at the hotel feature British art selected by the late art curator Roy Ackerman CBE, who selected 12 living contemporary British artists to populate the walls. Guests staying with me are greeted by a photo of London Thames River entitled “River View”, which was shot by former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman. The living room features an original artwork from the contemporary British artist, Sir Peter Blake whose “Dancing Girls over Rotten Row” hangs above the fireplace. A little bit of history: Rotten Row is the name of the path running through Hyde Park just in front of the hotel, which was originally called Route du Roi, the French for King’s Road, and was eventually corrupted into Rotten Row.
- What would be your advice for a first time guest visiting? It is undeniable that Mayfair is the perfect central location from where to enjoy London. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore our neighborhood, or have your Host book a private appointment at the exclusive boutiques on Mount Street and Bond Street. Enjoy the neighboring Royal Hyde Park either by foot, boat or on one of the hotel’s signature Brompton Bikes. During summer, there is no better way to enjoy the terrace than with a barbeque or al fresco dining of your choice, all provided by the culinary expertise of executive chef David McIntyre at CUT at 45 Park Lane, the modern American steak restaurant by Wolfgang Puck. Guests can also invite friends over for a meal served in a splendid oval dining-room, perfect for entertaining all whilst admiring the south facing postcard views of the London Eye, Gherkin, Big Ben, and Houses of Parliament towards the Thames river. Start the evening with cocktails in the terrace and later head to BAR 45 and try some of the exquisite hand-crafted cocktails by head bartender Maurizio Palermo. Our homemade vintage Negroni and sodas served from our Negroni Trolley is a must try! Don’t forget to go around the lobby and public areas and enjoy our rotating program of art exhibitions currently showcasing 45PRM by royal British artist Christian Furr and godfather of rock photography Gered Mankowitz.
- Is there a famous name, a particular street or monument that you most identify with? What inspired your style? My executive architects Paul Davis + Partners worked closely with Thierry W. Despont to realize my architectural and interior vision. By the works of Thierry Despont, I can be described as having “Luxurious fabrics, ultra-comfortable custom-made furniture; well-appointed dressing areas, breath taking bathroom, a place where you can relax – your home away from home. Somewhere that doesn’t feel like a hotel." What’s not to love?
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