A World of Luxury; The Four Seasons, Park Lane, London
After a recent stay at The Four Seasons on Park Lane, the hotel has certainly become one of my favourites. Loving luxurious things as I do, and working in the luxury market, I can sometimes be hard to please when it comes to attention to detail and the finer points of not only interiors, but also service. My recent experience at the Four Seasons fitted all the criteria and more, for an excellent stay.
On arrival, the staff were attentive, welcoming and charming, not to mention extremely professional. The hotel’s interior immediately grabbed my attention. It is spectacular, with layers of texture and fantastic detailing throughout.
I was shown to my room which was a newly-designed Westminster Suite; one of only seven which were launched in March of this year. It was light and contemporary, featuring walnut-veneer panels, powder-blue walls and Savile Row check. The bedroom with its king-size bed led to a separate dressing area, a spacious bathroom and Juliet balcony, with the design being a modern-take on Art Deco which I love. The suite feels very much like your own stylish apartment, with all modern comforts to hand, balancing eclectic sophistication with Mayfair’s fashionable history. There were two impressively-large TVs in both the living room and the bedroom, in addition to the bathroom incorporating a small flat screen TV in the mirror!
When you are at the Four Seasons, you sense the feeling of heritage and glamour relating back to the 1970’s when the brand-empire had its defining moment and opened its first hotel in London. This very hotel set the tone for future direction of the company and pioneered many signature Four Seasons services now delivered on a global scale.
There are certain elements in this hotel that has garnered its success, the highly personalised 24-hour service making everyone feel like a VIP, the authentic and elegant surroundings, the impeccable service, quality and ultimate in luxury, it is easy to understand why the Four Seasons continues to grow in popularity.
During my stay I found time to enjoy the bar; an iconic social hub within the heart of London. Its décor is a mix of strong, deep red fabrics combined with dark-wood and leather creating a relaxing yet intimate feel.
Dinner was superb, with a menu offering a vast variation of dishes. I have to give top mark’s to the restaurant Chef Eliano Crespi who completely looked after me. I particularly liked looking out onto the terrace, and although I knew I was in central London, this has been well-thought out and designed for privacy with its terracing.
On this occasion I didn’t have enough time to use the Spa, which is found on the 10th floor. It is a one-of-a-kind rooftop sanctuary including a relaxation lounge, state-of-the-art Fitness Centre and the inaugural Spa. The Golden body glow treatment, where Omorovicza gold sugar scrub is used to polish and buff the skin, followed by an application of luxurious gold shimmer oil is definitely on the list for my next visit.
After a great night’s sleep, I enjoyed a superlative breakfast. The staff can remember their guest’s names which is very admirable and was noted by me, something that just adds that extra touch of respectability, and as I was about to vacate the hotel, they offered help with my transport. I was very happily chauffeured off into a Rolls Royce Ghost – now that is what I call luxury!
If you’re looking to stay in London I can’t recommend The Four Seasons on Park Lane enough. Please visit their website here