London: Classic style, new face
Our World | On 21, Jun 2011
Following on from my piece last week it’s time to move up the star ratings within London. We stopped at the 5 star Corinthia over in Whitehall, a new opening that is without doubt the flagship hotel for their group. Created from an old Whitehall Ministry office building, which you can still see in some of the classic features and high ceilings, this is, without a doubt a stunning new contemporary hotel.
On first impressions alone, this new kid on the block looks like it will give the other 5 star hotels in London a run for their money. Great restaurants, beautiful meeting rooms and spacious bedrooms make this a top choice for any luxury incentive or upmarket meeting.
Last, and by no means least, we strolled along a sunny Embankment to the Grande Dame of London landmark hotels, The Savoy. The long awaited re-opening after its ambitious restoration didn’t disappoint. And that is the key point to emphasise here, this is a restoration not some flashy refurbishment.
The classic elegance of the public areas is still very much in evidence and you will recognise your old favourites, the ever popular American Bar for one, but with some exciting new additions like the Beaufort Bar. It has all the same effortless sophistication and style you associate with the name and is the perfect location for incentives, private dining or gala events. Whether you enjoy afternoon tea, a glass of Champagne in the bar or a fabulous gourmet dinner in the restaurant, it all has a sense of occasion.
Without a doubt, still a London icon.
For a full dissection of the hotel, check out Chris Clarke’s full review: www.pmmourworld.com/the-savoy-london/
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