AN ULTRA-STYLISH HIDDEN GEM IN THE CENTRE OF THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF THIS LIVELY CITY.
Hotel Café Royal has the ultimate location in the heart of London. Part of the Set group of hotels, the property is situated in between Soho and Mayfair at the meeting point of Regent Street and Piccadilly Circus, this elegant hotel is of the shortest walking distance of all of the city’s parks, shops, restaurants and tourist attractions, making it the perfect destination for visitors to the capital. A hidden gem down a quiet side street Café Royal is surprisingly large, something you cannot imagine from the outside.
As you step into the super stylish lobby you get a feeling of stepping back in time. With a super cool atmosphere, the property is stylish but welcoming, making you feel completely at home. First established in 1863 by French Grape Merchant Daniel Nicholas, Café Royal quickly became one of London’s most popular destinations, known for its unique and remarkable style and attracted everyone from Royalty to the city’s most fashionable through its doors. Guests over the years have included a diverse array of people from writer Oscar Wilde to Diana, Princess of Wales, to David Bowie.
With a large restoration completed the unique design pays homage to the hotel’s history and a recent redesign saw key aspects from the 1860s and 1920s being restored to their original state and worked into the modern design of the hotel. Moody interiors that are chic and understated are different to any other hotel in the city and offer a unique experience. The legacy of this property truly lives on through its unusual design aesthetic.
ROOMS AND SUITES
Hotel Café Royal features some of the largest rooms in London. 160 spacious guestrooms including 49 suites have been created with contemporary elements yet refined style. Many of the suites have incredible views over London’s most popular streets including suites that directly overlook Picadilly Circus. Designed by David Chipperfield Architects in collaboration with historic building architects Donald Insall Associates, the design in minimalistic with an attention to detail. The Deluxe guestrooms feature rusticated Portland stone while the Superior rooms feature fumed English Oak panels. The bathrooms are stunning, with standalone Carrara marble baths and separate showers. Many of the suites offer an intimate butler service who will be on-hand for your every need.
The hotel has dining options that will take guests on a culinary journey. The newest addition is Laurent at Café Royal. A restaurant that centres around a traditional iron grill barbecue, known as the parrilla grill. The menu is a combination of grilled dishes and sushi. Ziggy’s stylishly celebrates David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust – the perfect place to unwind. The Oscar Wilde Lounge (another homage to a former guest), has been restored to its original Louis XVI décor and is the perfect spot to enjoy afternoon tea. You’ll also find Papillon a small space that celebrates Europe’s traditional café culture. There are dining options for all your needs that appeal to the most stylish of customers.
SPA AND WELLNESS.
If you have time to visit the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing spa you won’t be disappointed. An urban retreat spanning over 13,000 square feet, offering a new concept and approach to holistic wellbeing. Said to be one of the best and most unique spas in the city, you need to experience Akasha to understand its uniqueness. The spa features a treatment menu based around the four elements of earth, water, fire and air. A range of signature treatments are designed to relax and detox the body and mind. As well as traditional spa treatments there is also a wellness programme on offer that includes regular visits from renowned therapists, trainers and practitioners. To finish you’ll find an indoor lap pool, Watsu pool, sauna and private Hamman and steam room, as well as a state-of-the-art gym.