The new breed of designer hotels that have sprung up around London in recent years are perfect for those seeking out elegance and luxury with a contemporary twist. In these ultra modern hotels great attention is paid to design and detail to ensure that your stay is a comfortable one. Many of these hip hotels have incorporated the latest trends in design and have appeared in magazines and books where their status has become elevated to those of works of art.
This stunning five star contemporary hotel housed in a beautiful Victorian building next
to Liverpool Street station offers luxury and minimal design coupled with fantastic
service and a variety of trendy bars and restaurants. The hotel retains many of its old features but also features daring architectural aesthetics. There are great restaurants
like Aurora which offer classic European cuisine or Miyabi a sashimi and sushi
restaurant, or try shellfish and seafood washed down with a glass of champagne at the Fishmarket and Champagne Bar. Rooms are minimal in design and spacious, each
with its own unique layout.
Facilities: 267 rooms, internet access, mini-bar, telephone, TV, DVD, safe in room,
CD player, bars, restaurants, gym, babysitting, laundry, car park.
Address: 40 Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street Station, London EC2M 7QN.
Nearest tube: Liverpool Street.
Tel: 020 7961 1234
The emphasis is on individuality in this coolly minimal and somewhat bohemian hotel designed by James Soane architects who created MyHotel Bloomsbury which was the recipient of various architectural awards. Situated in Brompton Cross in the heart of London’s fashionable Chelsea area, this hotel is like a country retreat gone deliciously wrong. Experience the extremely hip Mybar with its funky white and orange décor and plush furnishings or enjoy afternoon tea with a selection of delicious cakes and pastries. The bright and spacious individually styled rooms combine the antique and the modern
and are set off with vases of fresh flowers.
Facilities: 45 rooms, TV, internet access, mini-bar, room service, air conditioning, breakfast, health club, babysitting, bar.
Address: 35 Ixworth Place, Chelsea, London, SW3 3QX.
Nearest tube: South Kensington.
Tel: 020 7225 7500
Among the best known of the designer hotels in London, The Sanderson is located in
the buzzing media village of Soho with all its bars, restaurants and clubs on your
doorstep. As you walk in to the lobby you’re greeted by one of Salvador Dali’s lip sofas. Designer luxury is the order of the day here, and rooms are airy with fantastic views
over London. The rooms include fixtures and fittings created by maverick French designer Phillipe Starck with a host of other facilities to ensure a memorable stay. Enjoy drinks with sushi or oysters in the lobby bar or Purple bar, or dine at acclaimed restaurant Spoon.
Facilities: choice of elegant rooms, Sony widescreen televisions, DVD, internet access, telephones, CD player, fridge, newspaper, bar restaurant, children’s play area, meeting rooms, garden terrace, laundry, car parking.
Address: 50 Berners Street, London W1P 3 AD.
Nearest tube: Oxford Circus.
Tel: 020 7300 1400
This chic hotel brings a little of the cool minimalism of New York to the proceedings thanks to the beautiful interior rooms and spaces created by designers Phillipe Starck and Ian Schrager. Excellently located in the West End and in close proximity to Covent Garden and Soho, this hotel among other things features installations by contemporary artists in the lobby and offers a fashionable bar and acclaimed restaurants that serve Tuscan food and other contemporary cuisine.
Facilities: selection of rooms, Sony widescreen televisions, DVD, internet access, telephones, newspaper, breakfast, bar, restaurant, health club, car parking.
Address: 45 St.Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4HX.
Nearest tube: Covent Garden.
Tel: 020 7300 5500
The Zetter is located between West End and city in a converted Victorian warehouse. The rooms are spacious and high ceilinged with light flooding in through the huge windows on to beautiful contemporary furnishings and fittings. The hotel offers a beautiful Italian restaurant with a modern menu and views over St.Johns Square, or you can enjoy cocktails in the exclusive Atrium bar.
Facilities: variety of rooms, flat screen TV, DVD, CD player, movies available, air conditioning, breakfast, 24 hour room service, internet access, bar, restaurant, babysitting, laundry.
Address: 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, London.
Nearest tube: Farringdon.
Tel: 020 7324 4444