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, three world-class restaurants, and a truly 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 great world of London.
The hotel’s location caused it to be requisitioned by the government during the First and Second World Wars in order 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 a number of rooms, suites, and penthouses, all of which feature Hypnos beds, Nespresso machines, and Samsung 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, with modern amenities and cutting-edge technology. The 105m² dual aspect suite features featured 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 as well as the option of two additional adjoining bedrooms. The Garden Suite, which overlooks a beautifully landscaped courtyard, is designed with a nod to the quintessential British garden. A tranquil atmosphere is created by the use of 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. The spa also offers six specialist facials along with a range of products from Dr Barbara Sturm Molecular Cosmetics.
At Corinthia London, afternoon tea is taken seriously. A fragrant ceremony to grace, charm, and tradition, rather than a convenient refreshment. A slow-burning pleasure that should never be rushed. A delightful reminder that time is a precious commodity to be savored. And Corinthia’s is held in a brightly lit lounge, illuminated by the warm glow of 1,001 Baccarat crystal bulbs.
Where afternoon tea is an indulgent ceremony, and classic dishes are refined and reborn under the eye of world-renowned chefs, Corinthia London is a gourmand’s paradise. The Garden is a city-centre oasis designed for alfresco dining. The winter season features a dreamy Alpine menu. Another dining destination at Corinthia London is Kerridge’s Bar & Grill. Tom Kerridge, the renowned Michelin-starred chef, has created a menu for his first London restaurant that pays homage to classics while also capitalizing on his reputation for serving his own take on the UK’s most c
Taking a break from the daily grind is a well-earned luxury. Corinthia allows you to discover London while enjoying exclusive benefits.