London is one of the best cities in the world, so it only makes sense to stay at one of the capitals best hotels during your stay.
If you’ve not yet heard of The Soho Hotel then its time you brushed up your knowledge of one of the capital cities hottest hotels. Situated in the heart of Soho and branded by Tatler as ‘the most glamorous hotel in the world’, The Soho Hotel was opened in 2004 by Tim and Kit Kemp and was the first of its kind in the area. Tim and Kit already have an impressive resume of luxury hotels under their belt including Mayfair’s Haymarket Hotel and South Kensington’s Number Sixteen so its safe to say these two know their stuff when it comes to the perfect home away from home in London.
The Soho Hotel has 85 rooms and suites available with 6 one and two bedroom apartments, which benefit from an alternate entrance and private elevator. Each room is equipped with incredible floor to ceiling windows, WiFi, iPod docking and flat screen televisions. The interior of the rooms was created by Kit Kemp and is a quirky contemporary take on traditional English style, no two rooms are the same each has a different design giving your stay its unique individual stamp. The rooms are also some of the largest in London, which is never a bad thing, and are characterised by dramatic oversized bed heads, sleek modern furniture and specially designed lighting.
There’s a whole load of things to keep you relaxed and/or entertained during your stay, the hotel’s Refuel bar and restaurant has received rave reviews and seats 100 guests, however if you prefer a more intimate dinner there is a private room available on request. For those that like to keep active, perhaps the Soholistic gym is more your cup of tea, with top of the range touch screen equipment and individual entertainment systems, then afterwards treat yourself to a full body massage in one of the two beauty treatment rooms. If you’re a film buff The Soho Hotel has two incredible screening rooms, one seating 100 the other 45 both in luxurious settings, why bother going to the over-crowded Odeon?
As with the rooms, Kit Kemp designed the entire interior of the sleek boutique hotel, encompassing her attention to detail and love of the eclectic London style. The duo’s eye for detail doesn’t stop at the hotel, the staff are all immaculately dressed in bespoke tailoring from Soho based Mark Powell and knitwear from John Smedley. Tim and Kit certainly have an eye for contemporary art, as the entrance hall is guarded by a 10 foot high bronze cat by Botero and the Refuel bar is home to a magnificent specially commissioned muriel by Alexander Hollweg.
If you’re looking for your average one night budget stay in one of the best cities in the world this isn’t for you, however if you have a lust for exquisite design, service, comfort and quality, The Soho Hotel is most definitely the hotel for you. By the end of your stay you won’t want to leave.