The Corinthia - Luxury hotel in London
The opening of the luxury Corinthia Hotel London in 2011 sent quivers down the boots of its competitors. Rightly too, this London hotel really can boast to have a bit of everything.
Opened in 2011, the Corinthia London is housed in a majestic building that was previously occupied by the Ministry of Defence. The grand building is packed to the rafters with amenities; boasting two world class restaurants, an elegant outdoor courtyard, the Bassoon piano bar, the number one voted spa in London and some of the largest guest rooms to boot.
Upon entry, the hotel immediately imparts a grandiose feel upon every guest. The reception desks are setback from a huge copper carving of the river Thames and hanging from the lobby's roof is Chafik Gasmi's iconic 'Full Moon' chandelier - handcrafted from one thousand crystal baubles it reflects light from the hotels domed roof in every direction. The epic touches are continued throughout the hotel, from the spiral staircase in the Penthouse Suite, to the Grand Central Terminal styled roof in Massimo’s restaurant. Truly every moment from check in to check out at the Corinthia London Hotel is a moment to savour.
Being a grand hotel, the Corinthia London boasts some of the best amenities of any luxury hotel in London. Every guest is spoilt for choice by two world class restaurants, a relaxed lobby and courtyard, a piano bar and finally a spa spanning four floors.
The Lobby Lounge
Filled with light dancing off a spectacular Baccarat chandelier the lobby lounge offers casual dining and eating all day in the utmost comfort.
The tree lined courtyard is the perfect place to enjoy an al fresco afternoon tea or, better still, a cigar. It's open fires and warm atmosphere makes it cosy all year round.
The Northall Restaurant & Bar
A grand a sophisticated venue that is bound to impress any guest, the Northall serves world class British cuisine produced from fresh and seasonal ingredients. With a grand restaurant comes a grand bar which despite its beauty is far from snobbish. The British theme is continued; even the house drinks are sourced from London.
Massimo Restaurant & Oyster Bar
The beautiful room that houses Massimo's seems to take inspiration form the oyster bar at Grand Central Terminal in New York. Its vaulted roof and art deco finishes makes for a timeless feel, which is complemented by live jazz on Mondays. The food isn't bad too, cutting edge Italian cuisine is served – a particular highlight is Massimo’s Italian take on sushi.
One of our concierge services favourite speak easy bars. The Bassoon bar is a charming place where the grand piano is actually moulded into the bar creating an intimate atmosphere with a sense of occasion. Famous acts often preform intimate sets in the venue.
ESPA Life at Corinthia - Spa & Swimming Pool
Spread over four floors the Corinthia's spa is the largest spa in any London hotel. The huge silver steel lined 25m pool begs guests to dive in. The thermal floor meanwhile features steam rooms, a vitality pool, ice showers and, what is described as, an amphitheatre sauna. Of course private treatments of almost any kind imaginable are available, provided by world renowned therapists.
The Rooms and Suites
There are 294 rooms at this luxury hotel, all amongst the largest and most tastefully finished in London. The Corinthia London really does the impossible, combining traditional and contemporary design, excessive luxury with dignity and a homely feel with fashion.
Superior Queen Room | 30sqm
The 30sqm entry level rooms, by namesake, offer guests a homely feel executed in a contemporary style. All offer Loewe TVs, Nespresso coffee machines, Marble bathrooms and a complementary newspaper everyday - as standard.
Superior King Room | 32sqm
The slightly larger 32sqm king rooms offer all the amenities of the queens plus a separate walk in shower and bath tub. They offer 5 star comforts no matter how long guests are staying.
Deluxe Room | 39sqm
At 39sqm the Deluxe Rooms provide contemporary luxury like few others in London. The bathrooms have built in tvs and receive complementary ESPA bathing products. Deluxe Rooms and suites connect upon request.
Executive Room | Connecting | 45sqm
The almost overly generous 45sqm Executive Rooms may be classed as a suite in some hotels, but not at London's Corinthia hotel. Featuring additional seating space, the rooms are perfect for both business and family visits. They connect to other bedrooms and suites.
Deluxe Junior Suite | 1, 2 or 3 Bedroom | 65sqm+
Should an executive room not be enough, the extravagant 65sqm Junior Suites should please even the most demanding. They deliver grand contemporary design to the highest standard.
Whitehall Suite | 1 Bedroom | 85sqm
The 85sqm Whitehall Suites offer guests a home from home. Their beautiful decor is complemented with original art whilst their ample living space provides more than enough room to entertain family and friends.
Trafalgar Suites | 1 or 2 Bedroom | 84sqm+
The curvaceous and enormously generous Trafalgar suites enjoy views of the world famous landmark Trafalgar square. They offer a relaxing place to stay with their exceedingly bright windows and light finishes. Each one has both a walk in wardrobe and a luxury private bar stocked with goods from Harrods.
River Suites | 1, 2 or 3 Bedroom | River View | 80sqm+
Each individually designed River suite boasts 80sqm of opulence on the inside and stunning views over the river Thames on the outside. The suites are finished with fashionable blue hues, reflecting their position above the river. Once more they can be connected to other rooms to create exceptional 2 or 3 bedroom suites.
Penthouses | 1, 2, 3 or 4 Bedroom | Kitchenette* | 100-465sqm
Nothing screams luxury quite like the Corinthia's Penthouse Suites. Each one is individually crafted from the finest materials in world. Special mention must go to the 4 bedroom Royal Penthouse, which packs an astonishing 465sqm of living space and limitless views over the London skyline. Each piece of lovingly handmade furniture adds to the lavishness without being excessive. Even special attention has been expended on the fairy tale spiral staircase. Truly, no table is unturned in the quest for ultimate luxury here.
Group Layout Options
The Corinthia hotel was designed from the ground up when it comes to the security and privacy of groups. Each floor can be exclusively sealed off to house an entourage of up 30 guests. Alternatively for smaller groups the hallways can be partitioned to allow only guests with the correct key pass into the area. There is also plenty of event space too ranging from small boardroom to the grand ballroom.
Bluebird's Favourite Feature:
With such an abounding array of assets our concierge service found it almost impossible to pick out a favourite feature from the Corinthia luxury hotel.
Never the less, the Royal penthouse must get the acclaim with its 465sqm of more than just a piece of heaven. From its crystal bound spiral staircase that feels like it has come from a fairy-tale, the walk-in wine cellar that should come with a map, its bathtub that you could dive into (not recommended) and THAT river front roof terrace, a stay here will make anyone feel out of this world.
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