Following catching sight of the designs and funky styles which lined the runways of London Fashion Week, recently, it’s easy to be reminded that London is a city that is always on the cutting edge of style, in every sense of the term. Although the traditions of this impressive city remain intact and celebrated, it is also a locale that is about welcoming change and capitalizing on the incredible meld of cultures and influences which make this city a mecca and one to jet set to at any opportunity.
To find accommodation while on such journeys, London has got you covered. There are countless wonderful boutique hotels, luxurious retreats and quaint bed & breakfasts to best suit you, depending on the type of accommodation you most desire. For those wanting to feel a part of the hip London life, right within the walls of your abode-while-on-vacay, the W Hotel, in the heart of Leicester Square, is for you. Just outside the doors to this ultra-modern hotel is the theater district and beckoning restaurants, clubs and bars of all sorts to keep you entertained on your stay. Within the walls of this chic retreat is everything you could possibly need to make your stay remarkable
This 5 star hotel is the very essence of modern-chic with an added and incredible art-deco style, including wonderful artistic touches and elements throughout. A first walk within the walls of the establishment gives the feel of being within a gallery of modern and contemporary art.
Rooms for your stay, are accented with beautiful features, including brilliant white and shimmery-hued bedding along with soft drapery, against gorgeous pops of colour in the form of throw pillows, loungers and shag carpeting.
The bathrooms in each sweet are a conversation piece all their own, as they offer a spa-like experience due to the heated towel racks, rain shower heads, large, glass-encased stalls and all of the toiletries to feel beautiful during your stay. If you are seeking a little more pampering, find your way down to the hotel spa and let the professionals of beautifying and relaxation take it from there.
Staying in shape while on holiday is made easy, thanks to the upscale fitness studio which also is decked out in mention-worthy artwork to keep you intrigued while working up a sweat on your choice machinery. If leisurely delving into a good book is how you wish to spend your down time in this vibrant city, the hotel boasts an expansive and luxe library with hand-picked selections from the metropolis’ best authors.
Although there are a multitude of wonderful spots to dine and dance the night away, immediately available upon exiting the W, for those nights where excellent food, atmosphere and service are required, yet venturing out is not on the to-do list, the 5-star dining experiences in W Lounge and Room 913 have just what you need. Wonderful ambiance, incredible views of Leicester Square, delicious bites, and the service to match.
Fit for those who are set on living La Vie Chic, both at home and abroad, the W Hotel London is a top choice from LVC, and can be recommended with certainty, as it is one of my favourites when returning to this city that I once called home. Happy and safe travels, lovelies!
By Jessica Ashley Dafoe
Photography by W Hotel London