A Luxury Hotel Experience

By Norah Bradford

Corinthia London, located just steps from Trafalgar Square, Westminster, the River Thames, and Covent Garden, combines grandeur and heritage with exquisite, intelligent design. The hotel is a destination in and of itself, with 283 rooms, 51 suites, seven penthouses, two world-class restaurants, and a genuinely unrivaled spa..

Corinthia London has a fascinating historical pedigree. The establishment first opened in the late 1800s, with a brochure touting its virtues that would not be lost on the modern visitor. That the hotel’s location is especially recommended to ladies and families visiting the West End during the Season; to travelers from Paris and the Continent arriving at the Charing Cross Terminus from Dover and Folkestone; to Officers and others attending the levees at St James; to Ladies attending the Drawing Rooms, State Balls, and Concerts at Buckingham Palace; and to colonial and American visitors unfamiliar with the wondrous world of London.

The hotel’s location caused it to be requisitioned by the government during the First and Second World Wars to provide extra space for conflict administration. Room 474 served as the first headquarters for SOE, which is now part of the British Secret Intelligence Service, or MI6 (of James Bond fame).

After being sold in the mid-2000s, an extensive refurbishment brought the building’s history full circle, returning it to its roots as a luxury destination in the heart of London. The hotel now has many rooms, suites, and penthouses, featuring Hypnos beds, Nespresso machines, and Loewe televisions.

Corinthia London debuted eleven new Garden and London suites in 2018, providing guests with a broader selection of luxurious suites to choose from. The London Suite is inspired by a day in the capital; the light, airy interior pays homage to modern living, amenities, and innovative technology. The 105m² dual aspect suite features artwork and sculptures from the Cubism era. The space was designed with privacy in mind, and for guests who want to entertain, there are doorways to each functional space and the option of two additional adjoining bedrooms. The Garden Suite, which overlooks a beautifully landscaped courtyard, is a tranquil atmosphere created by using verdant green accents in soft furnishings and live planting. The botanical color scheme and texture pervade the 67m² suite, encouraging guests to unwind as the doors open directly into a living area with a feature fireplace and the main seating area that wraps around it.

The extensive multi-floor spa—ESPA Life—is one of the true highlights of Corinthia London. Wake up tired limbs with an ESPA warming and lifting treatment to relax and rejuvenate the body and mind. The treatment starts with a relaxing back massage that uses hot stones to warm and comfort the body. This helps to relieve muscle tension and soothe aching muscles, especially during the colder months when the body holds tension in this area of the body.

At the Corinthia London, afternoon tea is taken seriously. A fragrant ceremony to grace, charm, and follow tradition rather than a convenient refreshment embodies a pleasure that should never be rushed. It is a delightful reminder that time is a precious commodity to be savored.The Corinthia’s afternoon tea is held in a bright lounge lit by the warm glow of 1001 crystals.

Corinthia London is a gourmand’s paradise where classic dishes are refined and reborn under the watchful eyes of world-renowned chefs. Corinthia London is a gourmand’s paradise. The Garden is a city-center oasis designed for alfresco dining. The winter season features a dreamy Alpine menu. Another dining destination at Corinthia London is Kerridge’s Bar & Grill. The renowned Michelin-starred Chef Tom Kerridge has created a menu for his first London restaurant that pays homage to classics while capitalizing on his reputation for serving his take on the UK’s most celebrated dishes.

Taking a break from the daily grind is a well-earned luxury. Corinthia allows you to discover London while enjoying exclusive benefits.

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