About the award
Introduced in 1992, this award is the AA’s ultimate accolade for hotels in the UK. It is awarded to hotels that are recognised as being outstanding examples in their particular market. From the small family-run hotel to the most ambitious commercial ventures, hotels of every size and style are potential winners.
Located in the heart of Mayfair on a site that dates back to the 1920s, this stylish Art Deco hotel is privately owned by renowned restaurateurs Corbin & King, who are responsible for iconic restaurants such as The Wolseley and The Delaunay. This is their first hotel venture and as you would expect from their restaurant operations, it is very grand in style.
It’s a short walk from Selfridges in one direction and Mayfair’s shops in the other. Quality is exceedingly high throughout with great attention to detail and lots of extra touches. The 73 stylish bedrooms include 23 suites and all are appointed to a very high standard with lots of thoughtful extras. Room, commissioned by Anthony Gormley is a stunning feature. Inside it is a one bedroom suite, but from outside it is sculpted to represent a crouching figure based on the artist’s body.
In terms of dining, there is The Colony Grill Room as well as The American Bar and a further residents’ bar/lounge. There is also a small, very high quality spa and gym with an Art Deco Hamam (Turkish bath).
Staffing levels are very impressive with a very high staff to guest ratio. Service is slick and very attentive. This is a great example of something a little unique and different and is a very worthy winner of AA Hotel of the Year for London.
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