This smart and distinctly London residence is housed in a beautiful redbrick Victorian building dating back to 1884. When guests step inside the hotel, they are greeted with 21st century facilities and 267 beautifully appointed guest rooms, which have been designed to create the ultimate luxury experience. With no front desk and no check-in lines, the establishment ensures a personal, simple and effortless hotel experience from the moment guests enter the building. Fully air-conditioned, the hotel features a lobby with a 24-hour reception and check-out service, a hotel safe, currency exchange facilities and a cloakroom. Further facilities include lift access, an on-site bar and restaurant, conference facilities and wireless Internet access. Room and laundry services are available and guests arriving by car can leave their vehicles in the car park.
This historical city hotel enjoys an ideal location in the heart of London. It lies adjacent to Liverpool Street Station, making it very easy to access all locations within and outside of London. Nearby attractions include Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and the popular Spitalfields market, as well as an array of boutique stores. The accommodation is also only a few stops on the central line from Oxford Street. The London airports of City (11 km), Heathrow (31 km), Gatwick (48 km), Luton (56 km) and Stansted (57 km) are all nearby.
As part of a heritage-listed Victorian building, the rooms have the age-old beauty of high ceilings but have been refurbished to a level of modern elegance. All the spacious rooms have double-glazed windows, large ergonomic desks and chairs, and guests can enjoy entertainment on the flat-screen satellite TVs. Every room also contains a laptop-sized safe, as well as bathrobe and slippers for extra comfort. The en suite bathrooms feature a bathtub/shower and a hairdryer and in-room facilities include a direct dial telephone, a radio, a stereo system, Internet access, a non-alcoholic minibar, and tea and coffee making facilities. The beds are double or king-size and the rooms are air-conditioned and fitted with individually regulated heating.
The hotel features a health club with extensive fitness equipment, as well as a steam room/sauna, which is complimentary for hotel guests. Guests can also book a session with a personal trainer or take advantage of an array of massage and beauty treatments through the health club (fees may apply).
The hotel offers bed and breakfast stays and midday and evening meals can be selected from the à la carte or set menus. There are 5 restaurants and 5 bars, with fine dining, Japanese sushi, brasserie, pub, Champagne bar, seafood and wine bar options. There are also 14 private event spaces which include a Freemasons Temple and New York loft-style studio with open kitchen.
The hotel accepts the following credit cards: American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and VISA.
From Stansted airport take the Stansted Express direct to Liverpool St station (30 minutes). The hotel is next to this station. From Heathrow Airport take the Heathrow Express train to Paddington Station. Then take the underground (Hammersmith or Circle line) to Liverpool Street station. If arriving by car, take the M4 for 16 km, before continuing on the A4. Join the A315 and pass Hyde Park Corner (4.8 km) and then return onto the A4 for a further 9.7 km (follow signs for the city) before turning left off Threadneedle Street. The hotel is adjacent to Liverpool Street train station. From Gatwick Airport take the Gatwick Express train to Victoria station and then take the underground (Circle line) to Liverpool Street station. If driving from Gatwick, follow the M23 to Central London and then follow the clearly marked signs to the City of London and then Liverpool Street Station.
There is no formal reception desk at check-in. Instead the process has been simplified as guests arrive to a warm greeting in the lobby lounge with a complimentary glass of juice, wine or coffee. The check-in itself happens either by the coffee bar or on the sofas. The staff operate with portable tablet PCs. The result: a swift and seamless check-in process. This innovative check-in is unique to the brand.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV
HiFi stereo system
Iron and board
King size bed