The Four Seasons, Park Lane, London
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!
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.
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!