Hotels in Piccadilly, London

by Nannie Kate

The London thoroughfare of Piccadilly lies along the southern boundary of the London area known as Mayfair, with Piccadilly Circus on the eastern terminus of the street. Tourists looking for high-end shopping and upscale hotels and restaurants find them along this road. Piccadilly is also a center for business, notably financial concerns, and draws visitors for conferences and conventions on this important London street.

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Athenaeum Hotel and Apartments

Located close to Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park, this Piccadilly hotel offers luxury rooms and suites outfitted in modern décor. For a splurge, choose the three-bedroom Rooftop Suite with a panoramic view of the surrounding area. The dining room at the Athenaeum serves an array of British dishes created from lamb, rabbit, veal and mackerel along with other favorites. Special meals are offered in the holiday seasons, and a child's menu is also provided. The Whiskey Bar serves whiskeys and other spirits, wines, beers and ales. The Whiskey Bar also provides fine cigars, cigarettes and bar-type hors d'oeuvres. The Athenaeum spa offers indulgent body massages, facials, hair and nail care, and skin treatments.

The Ritz London

Known worldwide for its opulence and superior standards, the Ritz London offers rooms and suites decorated with impeccable taste in the Louis XVI style. Even the ceilings, from the entry to the dining rooms to the conference rooms, are lavishly ornate. Many famous people have stayed at the Ritz since it opened in 1906, counting on its commitment to comfort, service and discretion. The Ritz Restaurant serves as the main dining room, offering exquisite cuisine, pre-theater dinner options and dancing. Afternoon Tea, an event at the Ritz, is held in the Palm Court. Guests who venture into any public area of the hotel are required to appear in formal attire. For excitement and entertainment, play roulette, black jack, poker or baccarat in the Ritz Club Casino, and enjoy a meal in the Casino's restaurant.

Le Meridien

From its imposing exterior to its modern and comfortable English traditional interior, Le Meridien offers 266 luxury rooms and suites. When you reserve one of Meridien's Club Rooms, you receive access to the exclusive Club Lounge. Bask in the warm natural light of the Terrace Restaurant with its solarium, outdoor terrace and inside dining room. The Terrace serves a Continental or full English breakfast, lunch and dinner. For theater-goers, the Terrace offers pre-theater meals earlier in the evening. Afternoon tea at the Terrace provides a welcome break for business travelers and those who spent a busy day shopping for bargains on Bond Street and at Covent Garden. Hotel guests enjoy a complimentary membership in the Meridien Health Club, including access to the large indoor swimming pool and whirlpool.

Park Lane Hotel

The Park Lane Hotel contains over 300 guest rooms, many of which have a view of lush Green Park that sits adjacent to the hotel. A certain number of the rooms boast cozy fireplaces and marble bathrooms. Business travelers appreciate the meeting rooms at Park Lane and the ballroom with a stage. The Citrus Restaurant and Café provides guests with fine Italian cooking, while afternoon tea may be enjoyed in the Palm Court. For breakfast, take your pick of items at the Bracewell's buffet. Park Lane also maintains a kosher kitchen for weddings and other kosher occasions. For convenience, guests take advantage of the in-room salon and massage services.

About the Author

In 2007 Nannie Kate discovered that the words she had been writing all her life had an actual cash value. She's been writing professionally through brokers ever since. With an English major background she creates articles and ebooks on a wide variety of subjects.

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