Claridges Hotel London: Londons Best Art Deco Five Star Hotel?



Claridges hotel London is rightly regarded as one of the finest luxury five star hotels in London if not the world. However, a stay at Claridges is about more than just a luxury hotel room for the night, the hotel is also one of the city’s finest examples of a fully restored art deco interior. In addition, the hotel has a long an historical tradition including connections with the current Royal Family and war time leader Sir Winston Churchill.

Claridges Art Deco Room Claridges hotel London is rightly regarded as one of the finest luxury five star hotels in London if not the world.

However, a stay at Claridges is about more than just a luxury hotel room for the night, the hotel is also one of the city’s finest examples of a fully restored art deco interior.

In addition, the hotel has a long an historical tradition including connections with the current Royal Family and war time leader Sir Winston Churchill.

The hotel itself takes its name from the small hotel founded in 1854 by William and Marianne Claridge who ran a small hotel in the shadow of the much more prestigious Mivart Hotel. The hotel built up a solid reputation and was rewarded with royal patronage in 1860 with a visit from Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. This marked the start of a long tradition of royal connections which has since seen visits from Empress Eugenie of France, and the hosting of the Royal Families of Greece, Norway and Denmark during World War Two.

The hotel is however, about more than just royal celebrity connections, many of the internal furnishings of the hotel are based on the original 1920’s art deco features making Claridges hotel a great place to stay not only for the luxury hotel dweller but also the art deco fanatic. The hotel underwent a multi-million pound restoration in 1996 to restore many of the period features.

Today the hotel offers no less than four levels of basic rooms starting with the “Superior Queen Room” a 24 square meter room right the way up to the DVF studio full furnished with art deco period features and two 47 inch plasma televisions.

While rooms at Claridges are anything but cheap, advanced booking and taking advantage of special offers means that the hotel may still be within budget for that special treat. At the time of publication weekend special offers included a bed and breakfast rate, with a bottle of champagne on arrival for just £299 per night.

In addition to being one the top hotels in Mayfair, Claridges is also renown for its afternoon tea, as well as playing host to TV celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay who runs the restaurant Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s. Afternoon tea at Claridges is served at four sittings daily between 15:00 and 17:30 and will cost around £35 for the basic package.

So if looking for unusual hotels with an art deco theme and a luxury angel, Claridges hotel London may just be the ticket.

Hotel Contact:

Claridge’s Hotel, Brook Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 4HR

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