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The MayFair hotel was opened in 1927 by King George V, and has since held its renown for the utmost in luxurious accommodation. To revamp the hotel and bring it bang up to date, it has recently had a £70 million make over, with decor by leading, international design houses. Whilst still retaining the glamour of its earlier incarnations, the hotel remains lavish without being showy or stuffy. Its colourful, innovative interiors, exclusive bar and fantastic location in one of London's most affluent areas has secured The May Fair approval from press and visitors alike and has attracted a hip young crowd to the establishment.
Rooms range from Superior to Suites, with unique Family and Allergy Friendly rooms if required. Rooms are very well-appointed, with elegant, Catalan designed furniture, Sicilian marble bathrooms and rich textured fabrics in a range of colour schemes, from muted chocolates and beiges to acid yellows and Barbie pinks, no two are the same. In-room amenities include VI-sprung mattresses, Phillips digital systems, complimentary wireless internet and web printing, direct dial telephones, international sockets, ergonomically designed work areas and the option of hiring a mobile phone.
Hotel facilities ensure that you are comfortable and looked after no matter where you are in the hotel. Complimentary Wi-fi throughout the hotel, 24-hour front desk and room service, dry cleaning, a jewellery store, casino, spa, gym, valet and currency exchange are all located in the hotel complex, so whether you forgot something sparkly to wear to the theatre or unpacked some wrinkled shirts, the attentive and friendly staff will have a solution to your quandary.
Modern Ottoman cuisine, enhanced by quirky plate decoration with seeds and flowers is to be found in the hotel's Quince restaurant, where patrons can dine in exquisite surroundings. Or if you prefer something a little less avant-garde, you can indulge in cocktails and cupcakes, where the hotel re-invent afternoon tea for a new generation. If you just want a drink or a sophisticated destination for the evening, The MayFair Bar offers designer cocktails in opulent, colourful surroundings, where you can rub shoulders with London's wealthy 'It crowd'.
Situated in a quiet street off bustling Piccadilly Road, the hotel is very well located to view the sights and attractions of London. Along Piccadilly road you can visit Fortnum & Mason food hall, which offers an exquisite range of internationally sourced delicacy, including honey from their rooftop apiary. You can visit Buckingham Palace, where the Queen resides when she is in London, it is only open for tours for two months in the year, but you can watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony if you miss the peak times. In surrounding Mayfair you can visit the Royal Academy of the Arts, the Handel House Museum, the Savile Row Tailors, Marlborough House, The Curzon art house cinema and many of the areas' mid-size galleries. If you are travelling with a family, nearby Piccadilly contains the Trocadero amusement arcade and Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum, which will entertain the kids with interactive games and some of the world's most curious sights; just a few minutes' walk away is Hamleys toy store, world famous for its huge selection of playthings. Hyde Park is London's largest green space, where you can ride horses, play in the tennis courts, ride a shuttle boat or visit The Serpentine contemporary art gallery. As if that isn't enough, Oxford Street shops, Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, Soho, Chinatown, the River Thames and Kensington are all within walking distance, so you will be spoilt for choice!
The hotel is very well located for travel in and out of London, just a few minutes' walk from Green park tube station. The station services the Victoria, Piccadilly and Jubilee lines and has direct links to Victoria Station (where the Gatwick Express Train terminates); Paddington Station (where the Heathrow Express Train terminates); King’s Cross St Pancras Station (where the Eurostar terminates); and Heathrow Airport, so even if you are arriving from far away, you will can be assured of an easy journey. If you are driving to the hotel, it is situated just off the main A4 road, which can be accessed via the M4 and M25; however, guests should note that the hotel is in the congestion charge zone.
The MayFair hotel is a pricier accommodation option, but this reflects the affluent location and exclusive, five-star surroundings, so it is worth paying a little bit extra to treat yourself. The hotel's location is fantastic and will put you in the heart of this exciting city. To make the most of your stay, choose a room with a view over picturesque Mayfair, on a higher floor so traffic noise from nearby Piccadilly is quieter.