InterContinental London Park Lane

1 Hamilton Pl., Park La., London, W15 7QY, England

Standing right at the foot of Park Lane, overlooking the corners of Hyde Park, Green Park and parts of Buckingham Palace gardens, the Intercontinental London Park Lane is in possession of the finest location of any of the many grand dame hotels in this exclusive neighborhood. The hotel relies on its exceptional service to win the patronage of a clientele made up of wealthy business travellers and those vacationing on a handsome budget. The design of the hotel is a picture of restrained formality, but there’s flair to be found in the in-house restaurant.

room

Rooms are firmly traditional, mixing dark wood furniture and headboards with muted—but handsome—color choices unlikely to offend. Beds are extremely comfortable and space in even the basic rooms is more than adequate

YOU SHOULD KNOW Many rooms have impressive views of the Royal Parks, but the best can be found in the suites, where large double windows offer vistas equally as spectacular as their opulent interiors.

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bathroom

Smart bathrooms copy elements of the room design with dark wood flourishes to go with neutral white tiles. Some rooms have walk-in showers, while others come with a combined bathtub and shower.

lobby

An expansive lobby with marble floor and some impressive chandeliers alerts you to the hotel’s grandeur. Various seating areas provide comfortable places to pass the time but this is by no means a lobby designed for mingling.

Take advantage of the excellent concierge team who make it their business to find solutions to all your London leisure needs. Looking for that hard-to-get ticket for that hit West End show? This is the place to come.

spa

The sultry Spa Intercontinental is arguably the one space in the hotel where the design opts for contemporary over traditional style. Therapists offer a range of spa treatments from cleansing body scrubs to full body massage.

Couples on a luxury wellness trip can arrange private massages and treatments together in an exclusive treatment suite.

gym

A well-equipped gym has plenty of cardiovascular machines as well as a range of free weights.

dining

A hotel like the Intercontinental Park Lane deserves not one, but two fine dining destinations for guests to choose between. First, chef Martha Ortiz brings experimental Mexican cuisine to the hotel with her restaurant Ella Canta—the hotel’s newest culinary spot. The second restaurant is the established Theo Randall at the Intercontinental, a spot that undeniably serves some of the best Italian food in town.

drinking

Guests with a penchant for gin will enjoy the experience at the Arch Bar. The bar has over 50 gins to be sampled—either alone or mixed into one of the bar’s signature cocktails.

YOU SHOULD KNOW The bar hosts monthly Gin and Jazz evenings that transport guests back to an age of golden era jazz and classic cocktails—so bring your flapper dresses and bow ties.

LOCATION

Getting Around

The hotel’s location between Hyde Park and Green Park means ample opportunities for long walks in the Royal Parks. Hyde Park Corner Underground Station is within a few minutes, so should you choose to forgo the massed cabs waiting outside the hotel in favour of public transport, then you’re in luck. While Park Lane is a wide boulevard constantly packed with traffic, the neighboring area of Mayfair is the place to find some relative peace—accompanied by some of London’s most exclusive restaurants and boutiques.

Restaurants

When you’re finished with Theo Randall and Martha Ortiz, head to Dinner (10-minute walk) and enjoy the menu dreamed up by superstar chef, Heston Blumenthal. Alternatively, keep it extravagant with exceptional Japanese food at nearby Nobu (2-minute walk).

Bars

Looking for an eccentric evening in unusual surroundings? Then go drink fruity cocktails at the amazingly kitsch tiki bar Trader Vic’s (2-minute walk). Alternatively, keep it classy with a walk down to Knightsbridge and cocktails at the Mandarin Bar (10-minute walk).

WHY WE LIKE IT

Stylistically, the hotel might not be the most impressive on the Park Lane strip but it’s intense focus on service, it’s number one location and two fine restaurants make it a great choice nonetheless. With good access to the Royal Parks and Mayfair, the hotel’s location combines the benefits of beautiful outdoor spaces and fine shopping, drinking and dining.

QUICK FACTS

Business, Service, Views
447 rooms, 60 suites
Breakfast Yes
Lunch Yes
Dinner Yes
Bar Yes
Cafe No
Room Service Yes
Gym
Yes
No

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 020-7409–3131

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