London has a new 5-star address. The Corinthia Hotel London is on the verge of opening its doors to guests. The grand opening is set sometime in April 2011, and the luxury hotel is already accepting reservations.
In terms of location, the Corinthia Hotel London is blessed. The hotel is located in the heart of London, very close to landmarks like the National Gallery and the Royal Opera House. Even 10 Downing Street is a short walk away. For tourists, this is the perfect spot in which to set up base. Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Westminster are but a heartbeat away.
The Corinthia Hotel London is an architectural marvel with roots set in Victorian times. Built in 1855, the hotel was an important landmark during the reign of Queen Victoria. Now, over a century and a half later, the hotel is experiencing something of a rebirth.
Perhaps this is the year for grand makeovers. Oceans away, in Brooklyn, New York, the owners of the 118-year-old Grand Prospect Hall are harbouring dreams of building a luxury hotel beside the famed banquet hall. That will take some time, however. In the meanwhile, here’s a closer look at the main features of the Corinthia Hotel London.
The 294-room grand hotel includes 43 opulent suites. It will also boast of the largest suite in London, the 470 square-metre Royal Suite. The hotel is a study in Victorian architecture, but you will find touches of contemporary art and design everywhere. There is no dearth of luxury hotels these days, but it is hard to find grand hotels seeped in as much history as the soon-to-open Corinthia Hotel London.