The historic Corinthia Hotel London has had a chic makeover, opening in 2011 after a renovation.The building was once the famous 600- room Hôtel Métropole before being used as the headquarters of MI9 between the wars. The Corinthia Hotel London has preserved the classic grandness of 19th century hotels by blending Victorian architecture with modern furniture and art. In the spirit of innovative luxury the building boasts its very own signature scent (yes, it really does and it’s heavenly). The breathtaking ‘Full Moon’ chandelier created by Parisian designer Chafik Gasmi gets that ambiance just right for a glass of Veuve in the main lobby. London really doesn’t get more central than the Corinthia Hotel London, step outside and stroll along the Thames, visit the National Gallery on Trafalgar Square or spend a few hours under the fall leaves in St James’s Park.
The rooms are both tasteful and stylish, spacious with large windows and high ceilings but still undeniably cozy. They feature modern, well- crafted furniture decked in calming, serene colours: shades of beige, cream and olive green topped with deep purple accents. After a morning workout you can treat yourself to a creamy espresso from your personal Nespresso machine while you relax in a king size bed or marinate in a hot bath instead. If Game of Thrones really just can’t wait – we know the feeling – don’t worry, each bathtub comes equipped with a TV. Oh, and you can fight the post bath blues with some under-floor heating.
If food is your priority – don’t pretend it’s not – a trip to the Corinthia Hotel London’s Massimo Restaurant is on the agenda. You really can’t beat the marinated swordfish with pink peppercorn, grapefruit and fennel followed by the pan-fried parmesan crusted veal cutlet with truffle potato. Pair it all with a glass of Hautes Cotes de Nuit. Word from the wise, The Five Senses of Chocolate gives dessert a new name. If you’re in need of some serious comfort and well-deserved rejuvenation, the Corinthia Hotel London has you covered.