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London gets a Conrad hotel
Global luxury brand opens a 256-room property opposite St James Park
September 18, 2014: Conrad Hotels & Resorts arrives in London with the launch of Conrad London St. James following an agreement with Supreme Hotels LLP.
The property is situated in a highly sought-after location. It affords guests the opportunity to connect with London’s most iconic landmarks, located within walking distance of Westminster Abbey, The Houses of Parliament, and Buckingham Palace.
John T.A. Vanderslice, global head, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Worldwide said, “Conrad creates unique experiences for our guests in the world’s gateway cities and most sought after destinations. London continues to be a political, cultural, and economic powerhouse in the world, which makes it a natural destination for international travellers.”
Shiraz Boghani, Chairman of Supreme Hotels LLP, part of the Splendid Hospitality Group said, “We are excited to celebrate the successful opening of our second property in conjunction with Hilton Worldwide. Together with Hilton London Bankside, which will open in summer 2015, discerning travellers will benefit from two significant destination hotels in the heart of the capital. The Conrad brand with its focus on individually tailored luxury is perfect for our central London location in St. James.”
Simon Vincent, EVP and president, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Hilton Worldwide, said, “The arrival of Conrad Hotels & Resorts in London marks the addition of our fifth brand in the city, with one of the world’s fastest growing and most innovative luxury brands. We’re proud to offer incredible variety and choice for travellers to the capital, with nearly 30 hotels across the Hilton portfolio of brands in Greater London.”
Conrad London St. James offers a variety of 256 rooms and suites over six floors, from superior and executive rooms to duplex suites. It boasts some of the most spacious accommodations in the capital, including the Conrad Suite, which enjoys a private lift and entrance in addition to extensive bedroom and living areas. The suite can be connected to eight other suites to create an entire private wing and houses several unique pieces of inspirational artwork.
Conrad London St. James will offer the popular Conrad Concierge mobile app, which gives global luxury travellers the ability to customise details of their hotel stay before and during each visit via their smartphone or tablet. Whether it's checking-in while in-transit from the airport or arranging room service, guests can access a variety of features at any of the 24 Conrad hotels worldwide by using the app.
Guests are also able to choose from a selection of luxury bathroom amenities, including Aromatherapy Associates, Shanghai Tang, and Tara Smith Vegan Hair Care prior to their arrival via the Conrad Concierge mobile app.
Classic British cuisine
The Blue Boar restaurant and bar is evocative of British traditions, providing diners with a sophisticated twist on classic British cuisine and contemporary modern dining. Showcasing locally sourced produce, farm fresh succulent meats, and freshly caught seafood from Devon and Cornwall are prized in Head Chef Rob Stephen’s mouth-watering menu. Offering a sophisticated and sumptuous environment based on the traditional British pub, locally brewed craft beers and ales, a fine selection of wines and spirits, and an ever-evolving cocktail list are all on offer, ensuring an energetic and social atmosphere conducive to connecting with others.
For those looking for a more intimate dining experience, 24-hour room service is available. Besides this, Blue Boar restaurant offers two elegant private dining rooms for up to 10 guests each or one combined space for 20 guests.
In addition, Emmeline’s is the place for quintessential English afternoon tea or an elegant cocktail. A stylish indoor space offering a sophisticated and relaxed meeting or casual dining atmosphere, this stunning space may be hired privately for up to 60 guests. Naturally discreet, the light and airy ambiance is perfect for intimate meetings or private events.
Conrad London St. James is opposite St James Park underground station and is just a five minute walk from Victoria railway station, with its express service to Gatwick airport available every 30 minutes. A private hotel car is also available on request.
Behind the scenes
Conrad Hotels & Resorts is a global luxury brand of 24 properties across five continents.
The Splendid Hospitality Group is owned and controlled by Shiraz and Nadeem Boghani. It is an owner, operator and developer of a portfolio of 14 hotels with nearly 1,400 bedrooms located in London and across the UK, ranging from limited service to luxury.
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