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The Carlton Tower is one of London's best-located hotels. In the heart of Knightsbridge and within easy reach of the West End, London City and principal airports - the hotel is renowned for offering a personal touch for the discriminating traveler. Each room features elegant yet stylish design combined with the latest technology and in-room entertainment. Set in exclusive Knightsbridge and overlooking the gardens Of Cadogan Place - the hotel offers a peaceful retreat from the city.
The Carlton Tower offers 220 luxury rooms and suites - many with stunning views of the leafy locale, which have been furnished to create an elegant and relaxing environment for guests. The recently refurbished, high security Presidential Suite on the 18th floor offers panoramic views over London through the six-foot conservatory-style windows. All rooms are air conditioned with a fantastic array of amenities to please business and leisure travellers alike. These include a private bathroom, a shower, hairdryer, radio, colour TV, mini-bar, room safe, modem lines, voicemail and international direct-dial telephone or facilities for fax machines and extra lines are available. Unusual extras such as an umbrella, and 240 and 110-volt sockets are also available.
There are a number of restaurants and bars within the hotel, all offering an eclectic mix of dining options. Grissini takes its name from the traditional Piedmontese breadsticks, it is the sister restaurant to Grissini at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, which opened four years ago. Grissini London follows the same theme of north Italian cuisine with the emphasis on the freshest seasonal ingredients. The menu also takes customers on a gastronomic tour of Italy, with selected dishes and wines from a particular region from Marche to Milan highlighted each month.
The Rib Room and Oyster Bar is the original bastion of beef and all that is traditional in British dining. It has recently been redesigned to accommodate a seated Oyster Bar, a more comfortable bar and an open-to-view kitchen. The menu remains heavily meat-oriented (the roast rib of Aberdeen Angus is a classic), but there is also a focus on seafood and fish, particularly at the new Oyster Bar. The 'clubby' atmosphere is retained whilst keeping apace with modern dining demands. The result is a glamorous dining room, which mixes sophistication with tradition; Chinoiserie serves light meals throughout the day, as well as traditional afternoon tea, to the accompaniment of the resident harpist and pianist. The Peak Club Room is located on the ninth floor, and offers impressive views over the south of London, here you can enjoy a nutritious buffet lunch and healthy salads, afternoon tea, exotic fruit cocktails, frozen yoghurts and wines, beers and spirits. Whatever your tastes or culinary requirements you will find something to satiate your appetite at the Carlton Tower.
Facilities at the hotel include a business centre providing full secretarial support, fax machines in all suites, a fully equipped health club, Clarins beauty salon, a 20 metre indoor stainless-steel swimming pool, tennis courts, hotel limousines or horse riding in Hyde Park. Many of these are rare finds in London hotels, so if you stay here you are guaranteed to be pampered.
The hotel enjoys a fantastic location with the museums and historic buildings of Kensington just a short stroll away, including the Royal Albert Hall and Kensington Palace and Gardens. In the surrounding area you can enjoy fantastic shops where you can buy luxury goods to eat, wear and accessorise with, whether you are looking for cheese at La Cave Du Fromage, an evening outfit from Prada or a sweet treat at Pierre Herme's divine macaroon shop, you will find something to take home to friends, or to buy as a little present for yourself. Harrods and Harvey Nichols Department Stores are also nearby. There are also historic buildings such as The Brompton Oratory and the Wellington Arch and the Saatchi Gallery’s contemporary art exhibitions for those who want something a little more curious to gaze at.
The hotel enjoys very good transport links, for travelling in and out of London. The nearest London Underground station is Sloane Square, where you can catch the District and Circle lines. From here you have direct links to Paddington Station (where the Heathrow Express terminates); Victoria Station (where the Gatwick Express terminates); and many more areas of London. If you are driving to the hotel, it can be accessed from the main A4 road, via the M4 and M25, and parking is available at the hotel for an extra charge.