By LL Editorial Staff
2009-04-14There are many elements to consider when planning the exemplary luxury vacation—picking the actual destination, electing members of your entourage, deciding where to wine and dine and, most importantly, selecting the lavish hotel that will serve as your temporary home away from home. If you’re traveling to London, we have some good news—we’ve decided to help on the last one. Here are our favorite Seven Incomparable London Luxury Hotel Rooms.
Revel in the royal treatment promised by the lone Conservatory Mastersuite located at the apex of one of London’s top luxury hotels, 41. This exclusive boutique hotel neighbors Buckingham Palace and its crown jewel is guaranteed to take even the most seasoned client’s breath away. A dualistic color scheme prevails throughout the unique penthouse suite — striking black contrast sharply against immaculate white on the plush carpeting, lavish curtains and walls, exquisite bed linens and stunning décor, creating an aura of bold and chic elegance.
But only the hues are minimalistic in this lavish suite: ornate chandeliers suspend gracefully from high ceilings, polished mahogany paneling tastefully warms the space and a double Jacuzzi bath invites high-end guests to spend more time than usual in the opulent marbled bathroom before wrapping up in luxurious bathrobes. But what sends this stunning suite through the luxury travel roof has to be the pristine glass ceiling: here, sleeping under the stars requires no more than crawling into the feathery haven captured between luxurious sheets and a deluxe duvet. For the ultimate escape to extravagant simplicity in London, the 41 Conservatory Mastersuite is the way to go.
Luxury travel to London recently got even better with the latest refurbishment of the lavish Two Bedroom Suite at the Capital Hotel in this lively capital city’s West End. A private entrance leads you into family friendly elegance — in addition to a master bedroom with a super king-sized bed, you’ll find another room featuring twin-sized beds to accommodate larger parties. But don’t mistake the additional space to imply lowered sophistication: five-star luxury saturates every element of this supremely comfortable suite.
Fine Egyptian cotton drapes the handmade mattresses and a bedside console with controls to the lighting, television and music lays an arm’s reach away from the cocoon of lavish sheets. Vibrant turquoise boldly brightens the stylishly muted hues of the elegant living and dining rooms and a full kitchen allows for homemade breakfast in bed. But for those who’d rather not cook while on vacation, the hotel houses a Michelin Rates restaurant—The Capital Restaurant—where exquisite French Cuisine is guaranteed to leave your taste buds deliciously satisfied. You’re guaranteed find an exquisite home away from home during your luxury vacation at the Two Room Suite at the Capital Hotel.
Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel
In the heart of Belgravia at the Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, you’ll discover “London’s Best Kept Secret” hidden artfully within the walls of the Luxury Suite. This lavish suite at one of London’s premiere luxury hotels delivers exactly what its name promises—the quintessential experience in luxury travel. Minimalistic lines and contemporary contours frame this posh space, creating a chic elegance that provides comfort in high-fashion style. Soft lighting and serene hues capture a golden stillness high above the hustle and bustle of London streets.
You can peacefully take in the striking views of the leafy London square below from the polished windows of the spacious living room, where gleaming honey-toned wood reflects the light cast from modern fixtures; or, you may choose to shut out the busy world outside by indulging refreshingly in the large walk-in shower found in one of the suites two bathrooms, treating yourself to an array of luxurious Temple Spa amenities. The suite is as contemporary in technology as in appearance—a build in I-pod deck allows you to control the musical ambience of your urban escape. Finally, the Mimosa Bar and Restaurant provides guests with exquisite modern European Dining, ensuring the all aspects of your luxury vacation—from the Luxury Suite down to the very food you eat—is infused with the pleasure. As always, Jumeirah Lowndes does it right.
Plaza on the River– Club and Residence
I spy the London Eye. And Big Ben. And miles of the Thames River. And all from the gleaming windows that stretch from floor to ceiling in the Four Bedroom Suite, the absolute best that the elite Plaza on the River– Club and Residence has to offer. Welcome to London’s premiere luxury hotel. Your entire entourage can stay comfortably in the two spacious interconnecting bedroom suites, which feature four master bedrooms and three guest bedrooms. Striking hardwood floors span all the chic living spaces, creating a contemporary elegance wholly congruent with the clean lines of the modern design that prevails throughout. Plush carpet covers the bedroom floors, however, ensuring your toes will touch flooring soft as the deluxe beds they come from when transitioning from a heavenly sleep high above the glimmering water of the Thames below.
Even the bathrooms capture the essence of luxury travel— the marbled space includes heated towel rails, anti-mist mirrors and under-floor heating. This tech-savvy feel extends far beyond the bathroom: the suite features plasma TV’s, CD and DVD players and wireless Internet. Oh, and leave your power converters at home, as this suite has international power sockets (UK, US and EU). But you really may just end up turning out all the lights and getting swept away in the breathtaking views over a glass of champagne; your choice. What is certain, is that if you want to see and experience London the truly glamorous way, check out the Four Bedroom Suite at the Plaza on the River.