The sun is shining in London, and the city is abuzz. There is so much happening: a new Royal (Prince Louis!); a Royal Wedding is days away; Wimbledon is on the horizon and theatre is in its prime with Sir Ian McKellan as King Lear. Did you know that London is often pricing better in 2018 than last year? Also, don’t forget rates drop significantly in August as business travel wanes, creating more space and more specials.
Below we have highlighted three properties with lots of news to share with great specials for late summer travel.
The Bloomsbury Hotel
Recently featured on the Condé Nast Traveler “Hot List” for its incredible updates, The Bloomsbury has never looked better. This boutique hotel near Covent Garden, Soho, and the British Museum has received an incredible face-lift throughout the hotel. Last year the property unveiled The Coral Room, a glamorous ’20s-inspired space serving bespoke cocktails, award-winning English sparkling wine, and small bites in a vivid setting. They also relocated the main entrance to create a more exclusive sense of arrival. The reception area and sitting room have been completely redesigned as well, and they look fantastic. The biggest news is the refurbishment of their already spacious bedrooms, especially their Luxury Studio Suites. These suites are huge with fantastic bathrooms and can connect to a Deluxe room, creating a brilliant family option. This ideal setup for a family is also great value, as Celebrated Experiences has an exclusive promotion for the remainder of 2018 with a special rate of £899 per night for both the Luxury Studio Suite and connecting Deluxe room. Celebrated guests will receive a complimentary afternoon tea for two once during stay if staying three nights or more.
Corinthia Hotel London
Corinthia has been known for its magnificent penthouse suites since it opened in 2011, and they are now launching their new Garden Suites and London Suites to complement the existing suite portfolio next month. In an homage to the quintessential English garden, there are six new Garden Suites overlooking a beautifully landscaped courtyard. These 700 square foot suites are available for sale as of mid-June with some featuring Juliette balconies. They have also created five new London Suites, which are some of the largest one-bedroom suites in the city. These 1,100 square foot suites overlook Whitehall Place, affording guests views of the neighborhood around the hotel. It is possible to connect two or three additional bedrooms to these suites for families. The Corinthia has so many connecting suite and bedroom options, making this property so perfect for families. We have been honored to represent this property practically since the beginning, and while feedback has always been great, it has never been this good!
Their London Four Longer promotion is a fantastic value with a fourth night free on Deluxe rooms and higher starting at about $635/night in August. As at all Celebrated Hotels, breakfast is included, Wi-Fi is free. Celebrated guests receive two complimentary tickets to Churchill’s Cabinet War Rooms. (Did you know that Churchill had his office in Corinthia back when it was government offices during World War I?).
The Milestone Hotel & Residences
The Milestone Hotel & Residences is one of London’s real crown jewels. Overlooking Kensington Palace, this 62-bedroom English mansion property consistently delivers one of the highest levels of service in the world, delighting guests with the staff’s acute attention to detail all while being relaxed and super friendly. The big news here is the full refurbishment of their Residences and Signature Suites. There are a total of six residences, including the spectacular William & Catherine Residence which features one of the largest terraces in London. The residences offer incredible value for two-bedrooms, lounge, kitchen and two bathrooms as they are priced at under £1,000 per night (and they even have one 3-bedroom residence for just £1,250/night). The Milestone continues to update their top suites, and they are spectacular. You can clearly see how this is Ashford’s Castle’s London sister! In terms of favorites, we especially love the Venetian Suite and The Park Suite, both ideal romantic retreats for couples. Two stunning Master Suites have also just been completed which we believe will rival anything else that London has to offer at this level. Celebrated guests receive a special perk: an Insider Introduction to the Art & Etiquette of Afternoon Tea.