London Marriott Hotel – Grosvenor Square
by Andy Hoskins | May 2016
"This hotel has plenty of character thanks to its townhouse setting and thoughtful design. The friendly staff run a slick operation and the hotel’s in a top location too."
THE BACKGROUND: The five-star, 217-guestroom London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square is one of the brand’s flagship hotels. The red-brick, townhouse-style building is located in Mayfair, close to Oxford Street and Bond Street.
THE ROOM: I was assigned a suite for the night and, true to the room category, it was a generous size with separate living/dining, bathroom and bedroom areas. A stylish, modern four-poster bed was the highlight and was complete with piles of pillows and sumptuous bedding. A large wardrobe contained iron and ironing board, safe, minibar, kettle, DVDs and DVD player. The the living area comprised sofa and easy chairs, round dining table for four, desk, coffee table, Nespresso machine and board games. There were wall-mounted TVs in both the bedroom and living areas, and decor was browns, creams and a dash of green, with black and white photography adding to the mix.
FACILITIES: No five-star Mayfair hotel would be complete without a celebrity chef to its name. Gordon Ramsay and his Maze restaurant fulfils that requirement with award-winning French and Asian cuisine for lunchtime and evening dining. There’s all-day dining at the Maze Grill steakhouse and cocktails at the cosy 1920s- themed Luggage Room bar. There’s also a 24-hour fitness centre.
THE RATES: Room rates start from £249 per night.
THE DETAILS: A: London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, London, W1K 6JP; W: marriottgrosvenorsquare.com