Where you stay and where you conduct your business have a huge impact on how people perceive you. Take a client to a generic bar and they might wonder why you haven’t made any effort, stay in a cheap chain and they may infer that you’re a penny pincher. First impressions often last forever, and you only get once chance. Sometimes, that postcode can be the difference between a deal and a lost contact.
With that in mind, we’ve chosen our top 10 london business hotels based on three factors: location, service and atmosphere. Only those that satisfied all three made it on to the list, which meant some well known hot spots missed off. Most notable are the classic hotels, which we felt were too stuffy and formal for anything other than the highest end of business.
The Rosewood is somewhere you take clients or colleagues when you want to impress them. The incredible building is one that will leave many feeling a little starstruck: a classic example of elegant architecture that’s sure to make an impression. It’s bold and brilliant, the kind of place that screams: “I know what I’m doing.” You’re not taking them to one of the classics, you’ve got the knowledge and commitment to research the perfect spot for your meeting.
Rosewood London is located at: 252 High Holborn, London
To find out more please visit: http://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/london
A modern hotel with a sensible pricing scheme, this is the hotel that’s all about the business. It’s a pleasant place to set any meeting, and the service is exceptional, but it’s all about being modest.
The Montcalm is located at: 34 – 40 Great Cumberland Place, London
To find out more please visit: http://www.montcalm.co.uk/
The Corinthia’s immense chandelier has an effect on people. The most suave and savvy of businessmen find themselves momentarily speechless in the presence of this symbol of utter opulence. In terms of showmanship, few things rival it taking someone here for a few martinis to discuss the latest deal.
The Corinthia is located at: Corinthia Hotel, 10 Whitehall Pl, London SW1A 2BD
To find out more please visit: http://www.corinthia.com/hotels/london/
45 Park Lane
A simple and elegant hotel from the Dorchester group, 45 Park Lane is the perfect blend of casual and formal. It has just enough of the latter to make it a legitimate place to conduct business, but
45 Park Lane is located at: 45 Park Ln, London W1K 1PN
Andaz Liverpool Street
Situated in Liverpool Street, this hotel is often full of bankers. Its excellent location makes it an easy choice for any list of the top 10 london executive hotels, as there are few better hotels in the area. In its bar and lounge, financial deals that would make your head spin have been conducted.
Andaz Liverpool Street is located at: 40 Liverpool St, London EC2M 7QN
To find out more please visit: http://london.liverpoolstreet.andaz.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html
Great Northern Hotel
An impressive building situated next to Kings Cross, the Great Northern Hotel is sure to impress. The quality of the service inside however, is the real clinched and the element that makes this an easy pick for our list of the top 10 london executive hotels.
Great Northern Hotel is located at: Kings Cross St Pancras Station, Pancras Rd, London N1C 4TB
To find out more please visit: http://www.gnhlondon.com/
Situated in the heart of the capital’s most prestigious area, Duke’s hotel is something of a spectacle. The classic architecture would be enough to blow anyone away, but it’s enhanced further by the Union Jack hanging above the doorway with pride, creating a scene that seems a little unreal. It’s just so stereotypically full of British class and charm that most would suspect it was a movie set or some great promotional effort, rather than a functioning hotel.
Dukes Hotel is located at: 35 St James Place, London SW1A 1N
To find out more please visit: http://www.dukeshotel.com/
The Capital Hotel
The Capital’s Knightsbridge location speaks for itself. See that fabled postcode, and most people will be left feeling rather impressed. To be honest, many will be left feeling a little intimidated. It’s natural really: after all, this is the upper echelon of London society. The rich, the powerful and the influential all hold court here, so coming for a business meeting can be a little scary. Booking a room in the area is an easy way to gain instant credibility.
The Capital Hotel is located at: 22-24 Basil St, London SW3 1AT
To find out more please visit: http://www.capitalhotel.co.uk/
Prince’s Square Apartments
A simple set of rooms in Paddington, there’s something about this location that speaks to us. When you meet clients here, you’re making a definitive statement: I know the city, I know how to get the best. The stucco houses are characteristic of the most expensive areas of West London, but Paddington offers value for money with its charm.
Prince’s Square Apartments is located at: 33-36 Prince’s Square, London W2 4NJ
To find out more please visit: http://www.princes-square-apartments.com/
A fantastic chain, we picked the Paddington branch because of the reasons stated above, and because of the ease of access. It’s across the road from the main train station, but it’s also peaceful and oddly tranquil.
Hotel Indigo is located at: 16 London St, London W2 1HL
To find out more please visit: http://www.ihg.com/hotelindigo/hotels/us/en/london/lonin/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=GoogleMaps-_-in-_-GBEN-_-lonin