With one of the best locations in the city right on Regent Street close to Piccadilly, the luxurious Hotel Café Royal has been hosting celebrities and politicians for more than 150 years. Baroque Travel finds out what all the hype’s about.
Its location is unsurpassed – close to elegant Mayfair, energetic Soho and sophisticated St James. No wonder the likes of David Bowie, Wintston Churchill, Muhammad Ali, Oscar Wilde, Liz Taylor and Richard Burton, Louis Armstrong and Diana, Princess of Wales chose the Hotel Café Royal as their base when in London. The hotel calls itself ‘the vibrant living room in London, the place to convene, converse and celebrate’.
Of course, most of London’s major historic and cultural sights, as well as the West End and the CBD, are all within the vicinity.
Accommodation is in a choice of guest rooms, suites, Signature Suites and the famous Royal Wing, which has just won the accolade of one of the Top 100 Suites in the world 2018, from Elite Traveler, a leading international private jet lifestyle magazine. The magazine searched for the most opulent suites in 35 different countries to come up with this esteemed list.
The Royal Suite can take up an entire wing of the hotel, comprising 13 bedrooms in all, centered around the hotel’s original grand Royal Suite. This wing overlooks Regent Street through oversized windows. It features 19th-century architecture, modern furnishings and slabs of Carrara marble. There is a butler on call waiting to attend to guests’ every need, and that includes greeting them at their aircraft and escorting them to their VIP accommodation, personalizing the bar and much more.
But no matter where you stay in this exemplary hotel, the rooms and suites are beautiful, designed to ensure an exceptionally luxurious stay.
Dining at this legendary hotel is an experience that many of London’s famous poets and politicians enjoyed. Oscar Wilde’s favorite was the Café Royal’s unmatched wine selection; Winston Churchill enjoyed the hotel’s steaks, stilton and champagne. Gourmet delights at this posh hotel include Laurent, the hotel’s latest addition, a Grill & Sushi Bar that opened in May this year. There’s the Oscar Wilde Lounge that its namesake used to frequent with his contemporaries, now famous for its afternoon tea service that was awarded Best Traditional Afternoon Tea in the UK at the Afternoon Tea Awards in 2017/2018.
The Green Bar offers botanical cocktails that are unsurpassed, and is a favorite with guests and contemporary Londoners. And Papillon is an elegant, relaxed eaterie open all day for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner dishes that are both British and French-inspired.
Another highlight of a stay at this sumptuous establishment is its exclusive Akasha Wellbeing Center, an urban retreat that has won numerous awards for its expert treatments and therapies.
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