London has always been the vacation spot for the world’s rich and famous. Despite its long list of elegant and mannered luxury hotels, there’s always room for one more.
The new 45 Park Lane Hotel is right in the heart of the trendy Mayfair district in Central London. Close to Hyde Park, Piccadilly Square and Oxford Street, the area is well known for well-heeled bankers, stately homes, and embassies.
The 45 Park Lane opened in September 2011, named after its address overlooking the beauty of Hyde Park, one of the largest parks in all of London. Famous for its historic Speaker’s Corner, and close to Kensington Gardens and Kensington Palace; the location is ideal and close to many of London’s most popular tourist attractions.
The hotel itself is as stunning as its setting. Designed by French architect Thierry Despont, it has a distinct Art Deco style, from the sign over the front door to the sweeping central staircase in the lobby and its dramatic crystal ball chandeliers. The theme of the hotel is art, with original pieces by of Britain’s best known contemporary artists proudly displayed in every guest room.
There are 45 guest rooms at the 45 Park Lane, including a stunning Penthouse Suite with a wraparound terrace offering unobstructed views of London. Every room looks out over Hyde Park. The décor itself is classic, with clean lines, neutral colours and large windows. Furnishings and linens are custom made, and marble en suite bathrooms come with a custom-order bath menu of scented oils and candlelight. For pure luxury, guests can requests that staff draw their bath and have it waiting for them as they come home from an excellent dinner at a world class restaurant nearby.
Dining at the hotel is a luxury unto itself. Wolfgang Puck’s modern American steak restaurant CUT at 45 Park Lane offers outstanding steaks and a superb wine list in a relaxed and dynamic environment. It is the famous chef’s debut restaurant in Europe, and it mirrors his award-winning CUT restaurant in Beverly Hills, California.
The new 45 Park Lane also offers its guests the charming Bar 45, a comfortable in-house library, and a stunning private Media Room which features comfortable armchairs, a 100-inch 3D television and a Bang & Olufsen surround sound system. There’s also a full-service fitness centre and yoga mats available in every guest room.
This new hotel is part of the world famous Dorchester Collection, which operates luxury hotels across Europe and North America, including the Dorchester Hotel in London, the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Hotel Plaza Athénée in Paris.
The very best feature of this new London hotel is its location in the heart of the city. Book a room here, and go boating on the Serpentine, horseback riding in the park, or borrow some of the free bicycles available at the concierge desk and go exploring this historic city.
45 Park Lane, Mayfair,
London, W1K 1PN www.45parklane.com