The Hotel Café Royal caters to both oasis hunters and city explorers alike, nestled slap bang in the heart of London’s West End and within a minute’s walk from some of London’s most well-known theaters and night life.
Balancing contemporary elegance among period features dating as far back as 1860, the Hotel nods to Café Royal’s century-long history as one of London’s chicest hangouts for artists and poets. Hotel Café Royal is part of The Set Hotels, a small collection of hotel properties which includes the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam, and the Lutetia in Paris.
Hotel Café Royal stands out distinctively from the more classically ‘English’ hotels in the neighborhood, having undergone a four-year long refurbishment to convert the once night club into a luxury hotel with all modern essentials and fully equipped Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre. Hotel Café Royal boasts 160 spacious guest rooms, including 49 suites, designed to give the impression of a city apartment.
The perfect location for a city break where activity and total relaxation are both equally on the cards.
Sensitively restored from its original foundations dating back to 1860, Hotel Café Royal has been mastered internally with a contemporary yet refined style, led by David Chipperfield Architects in collaboration with historic building architects Donald Insall Associates, and more recently enhanced by Piero Lissoni. A building with equal measures of both historical nostalgia and the latest technologies.
FOOD AND DRINK
Designed to take each guest on a culinary journey of travel and exhilaration ‘Laurent at Café Royal’ offers a menu centered around the parilla grill, a traditional iron grill barbecue, and a wide choice of innovative sushi. For those looking for something lighter, look no further than the carefully curated spa menu available directly at the Akasha Spa. Offering an English Afternoon Tea with a twist, the recently opened ‘Cakes and Bubbles’ is a new concept by world-famous chef Albert Adrià.
Hotel Café Royal is made up of 160 guest rooms, including 49 suites. All rooms are designed to feel like a city apartment. All guestrooms and suites feature luxurious Frette bed linen, fully stocked butler’s pantry and British bathroom amenities from Floris. A butler, guest relations and exceptional concierge team are available to ensure a seamless stay, both inside the hotel and within London.
Superior guest rooms start from US$760 per night.
WHAT WE LOVE
- The enormous spa and swimming pool in the Akasha Spa, you will forget you are bathing underneath London’s hectic Piccadilly Circus.
- The Oscar Wilde Lounge which has been exquisitely restored to its original Louis XVI décor and is now the place to enjoy Afternoon Tea and a spot of celebrity spotting.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
- Ziggy’s was lovingly named after the frequent patron, David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust.
- The Akasha Spa is open to outside memberships so that Londoner’s may also enjoy frequent use of the facilities.
The heated swimming pool takes center stage in the vast Akasha Spa, nestled deeply underneath Regent Street. From certain corners of the pool, you can hear the rumble of the nearby London Underground.
The Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre is a hidden sanctuary deep underneath the bustle of Regent Street, featuring a state-of-the-art-gym, large lap pool, Watsu pool, sauna and private Hammam/steam room. Akasha offers a range of signature treatments from luxury skincare brands Valmont and Aromatherapy Associates.
TRAVEL IN STYLE
Enjoy afternoon tea in the grand Oscar Wilde Lounge, before taking the private lift directly down to the Akasha Spa to burn off those calories. Follow this up with an evening’s theater performance at one of the West End’s award-winning shows.
WHEN YOU SHOULD GO
Hotel Café Royal can be enjoyed all year around and offers special packages for long weekend stays.
Hotel Café Royal
10 Air St, Soho,
London W1B 4DY, UK
+44 20 7406 3333