The Claridges - Traditional Luxury hotel in London
Long refered to as the jewel in London's Art Deco crown, and rightly so. Claridge's has a combination of both style and tradition that few hotels in the world can match.
An 'Old Lady' of London's luxury hotel scene, Claridge’s hotel has welcomed royalty and celebrities alike since it opened over 200 years ago. Yet the hotel has far from rested on its laurels over that time, it’s most recent addition, the Map room, is perhaps one of the most stylish lounges in London. Its signature suites too provide guests with a wide array of styles to choose from - Victorian, Art Deco or contemporary. One thing that has remained the same though, is its world famous afternoon tea, rated by some as the best in London.
Claridge’s hotel is blessed with some of the most unique venues in London, each one with its own distinct feel. The ballroom is one of the most beautiful in London, the foyer is one of the most grand, the Fumor bar is one of the most intimate and the Claridge's bar is one of the most glitzy.
The Foyer and Reading Room
Perhaps the grandest Art Deco room in London, the Foyer makes for a memorable place to have dinner. Its centre piece Chihuly light sculpture hangs from the room’s epically high ceiling. The venue is open for breakfast lunch and dinner, as well as for afternoon tea.
There are few bars more beautiful than the David Collins designed Claridge's bar. Original Art Deco features are complemented beautifully contemporary touches such as a silver-leafed ceiling and green glass chandelier.
Designed by Thierry Despont the Fumor provides an authentic 1930's experience. Tucked away in the hotel the Art Deco bar features original 1930's Lalique panelling, heaps of gold details and lashings of rich leather.
The Rooms and Suites
Claridge’s hosts 203 rooms including 63 suites. Like its sister hotel the Connaught its rooms vary in style from an of the moment contemporary design to a timeless Art Deco design.
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Superior Queen Room | Connecting* | 32sqm
Well-appointed and extremely stylish, the Superior Queen room have a comfortable 32sqm of living space. Decor wise they are extremely light and airy. Every room comes with a marble bathroom as standard.
Superior King Room | Connecting* | 40sqm
Just as light and airy, but with more space, are the Superior King rooms. They are contemporary in design with subtle details that remind guests of the hotels illustrious history. Again marble bathrooms are featured throughout.
Deluxe King Room | Connecting* | 50sqm
The most spacious room category, the Deluxe King rooms, are as large as Junior Suites in other hotels. Each features an elegant seating area and large windows. Decor wise, the rooms use soft pastel colour and rich Art Deco details.
Deluxe Studio | 56sqm
The beautifully appointed Deluxe Studios combine contemporary design with original Art Deco features. They each feature an open plan living area and peaceful views of the inner courtyard. Each bathroom has the benefit of a separate bathtub and walk-in shower.
Deluxe Junior Suite | Connecting* | 63sqm
More classical in style, the Deluxe Junior Suites are finished in soft calming tines with thick pile carpets and opulently detailed period furniture. The suites also have extra deep bathtubs.
Mayfair Suite | 1 or 2 Bedroom | 78sqm
The Mayfair Suites are available two contrasting but equally stunning traditional or Art Deco finishes. Each suite has plentiful space with an elegant entrance hall, large living area and beautiful bedroom.
Deluxe Mayfair Suite | 1 or 2 Bedroom | Guest Bathroom | 88sqm
The Deluxe Mayfair Suites also allows guests to choose between Art Deco and traditional designs. Their additional space allows them to offer an addition guest bathroom as well as a dressing area that leads off from the bedroom.
Mivart Suite | 1 or 2 Bedroom | Guest Bathroom* | Butler | 95sqm
The Mivart suite category features a beautiful portfolio of individually designed suites by renowned interior designers David Linley and India Madhavi. Guests can choose between a traditional or Art Deco design, each being a unique blend of original features and striking finishes.
Claridge's Suite | 1 or 2 Bedroom | Butler | 105sqm
Every Claridge's Suite is uniquely designed by either Linley or Guy Oliver in order to reflect the hotels elegance and timeless style. Each suite features a grand entrance hall that opens up into a large sitting room and sumptuous bedroom.
Signature Suites | 1, 2 or 3 Bedroom | Roof Terrace* | Grand Piano* | Guest Bathroom* | Dining Room* | Butler
Very few hotels have such a unique collection of signature suites as Claridge's. Designer Diane von Furstenburg left her glamorous mark all over the 178sqm Grand Piano Suite; with its ultra-fashionable interior. The 234sqm Davies Penthouse suite meanwhile has a more traditional design, with an eye-catching barrel vaulted ceiling. The 223sqm Royal suite meanwhile has a dramatic red reception hall, a beautiful grand piano and an endlessly elegant Victorian dining room.
Group Layout Options
There are a number of ways to host groups at Claridge’s. For larger groups whole floors with up to 25rooms and 5 suites can be privately occupied. Alternatively for smaller groups sections of corridors can be cordoned off. A host of private dining and meeting spaces are available too, the largest of which, the Grand Ballroom, can host dinner for up to 230 people.
Bluebird's Favourite Feature:
The Foyer and Reading room provides glitz, glamour and a dose of the high life like no other. A huge Chihuly light sculpture hangs from the Foyer's high ceilings which is in turn supported by elegant crystal cladded columns. It all adds up to provide a traditonal London venue fit for the Queen.
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