London, United Kingdom
Elegance, Energy & Sophistication in One
Combining architectural heritage with contemporary design, Hotel Café Royal is a modern grand hotel in the heart of London’s West End with the elegance of Mayfair to the west and the creativity of Soho to the east. Grand historic areas have been sensitively restored while 160 guestrooms and suites (including seven signature suites) have been created in a contemporary yet refined style. Continuing its celebrated legacy, the hotel offers a selection of restaurants and bars as well as the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre.
Suite Talk Q&A
- What was your favorite feedback or comment received from past guests? We’re always delighted to hear wonderful feedback from our guests; every guest has a different story, which is always interesting. We are especially honored when guests mention our hotel as “The best hotel in London." One guest who stayed in the Dome Penthouse said he could feel the difference from other hotels from the moment he made the reservation until check out, from greeting the Doorman to the Concierge; he could even mention lots of our colleagues’ names! Moreover, he mentioned the breakfast may have been the best he has tasted in Europe.
- Is there a famous name, a particular street or monument that you most identify with? What inspired your style? The hotel reopened in 2012 after a four year renovation project managed by world-famous David Chipperfield Architects. Hotel Café Royal had expanded into the grand Edwardian offices of the County Fire Office building next door, which is capped by a monumental sculpture of Britannia reclining on the parapet with her Lion and a copper green dome. This iconic dome and sculpture of Britannia are now part of the Dome Penthouse. The Dome Penthouse has been designed into this great rotunda. It has an enormous private roof terrace overlooking Regent Street, the
treetops of St James’, the tower of Big Ben, the London Eye and the Shard in the near distance. Ten double-glazed windows give virtually 360-degree views of the London skyline. Designed as much for entertaining as a cosy night in, there’s party lighting (controlled by an iPad), and a large screen scrolls out of the sideboard to create an in-room cinema with projector. A circular marble dining table and curved pink leather sofa makes it possible to entertain up to six for dinner. The unique bathroom includes a vast bath carved from a single piece of green marble, not to forget, the room comes with a private butler pantry and a separate bedroom for security.
- What sets you apart from other suites in this city? I am an impressive circular open space residing under the iconic copper domed rotunda which dominates the skyscape of Lower Regent Street. I have two beautifully furnished spacious terraces offering unrivaled Mary Poppins views of London from the same vantage point as a large statue of Britannia, an iconic symbol of Britain’s influence. Both offer a relaxing outside space, perfect for hosting guests or simply admiring the view of London’s icons.
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