Hotel Café Royal United Kingdom
Hotel Café Royal
68 Regent Street, London
The Set Hotels
Date of Creation
12th December 2012 (Date of opening)
Hotel General Manager
Guillaume Marly – started his professional career beginning with a ‘stage’ at the iconic Le Meurice Hotel in Paris which was Marly’s first professional taste of the luxury hospitality world.
In 1999 Marly joined the Café Royal in London for the first time; 2001 The Dorchester; 2008 Claridge’s; 2010 Connaught; 2011 The Ritz; 2013 Chiltern Firehouse; 2015 ME Hotel; 2017 Hotel Cafe Royal.
HOTEL CAFE ROYAL
History & Story
This luxury hotel in London enjoys an unrivaled setting on Regent Street steps from Piccadilly, where the elegance of Mayfair, the energy of Soho and sophistication of St. James combines. It’s where history, culture, business and the stage are just steps away. That’s one reason why, for 150 years, people who make a difference have made their way through these doors. For Oscar Wilde and Muhammad Ali, Winston Churchill and David Bowie, David Copperfield and Albert Adria, Hotel Cafe Royal have always been the vibrant living room of London, the place to convene, converse and celebrate.
2018 – Hotel Café Royal’s new lobby and guest arrival experience, designed by the world-renowned architect and interior designer Piero Lissoni and created with a total investment of almost £5m, delivers an outstanding and glamorous entrance to the hotel.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Guests tell us the sheets are silkier, the curtains thicker, the silence more golden. At Hotel Café Royal, everyone seems to have their own story of a good night’s rest. The simple fact is, London’s most tranquil rooms are neighbors to the capital’s most vibrant cultural highlights. Opposites do attract, after all.
Hotel Café Royal is located on Regent Street where the elegance of Mayfair, the energy of Soho and sophistication of St. James combine. It’s where history, culture, and business are just steps away. Within walking distance are London’s finest shopping streets, tourist attractions, and theatreland.
Key sites/activities in the area
Royal Academy of Arts – 6 minutes walking distance / 450m
St James & St James’ Park walking down to Buckingham Palace, watching the change of Guards – 20 minutes walking distance / 1.5km
National Gallery in Trafalgar Square – 6 minutes walking distance / 450m
Vibrant Soho & Covent Garden – 1 minute to Soho and 12 minutes (1km) to Covent Garden
Royalty also took to the place, and the Prince of Wales, later to abdicate as Edward VIII in order to marry Mrs. Simpson, and The Duke of York, later to become George VI, often took lunch at ‘The Café’, as latterly did Diana, Princess of Wales. The magnetic appeal of ‘The Café’ continued into the mid-20th century. The sexy charm of Brigitte Bardot, the romantic date of the bejeweled Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton and unforgettable visits of music and sports celebrities such as Louis Armstrong and Muhammad Ali were all part of ‘The Café’ routine. In 1973 David Bowie famously retired his alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, with a star-studded party, dubbed ‘The Last Supper’. Guests included the biggest rock stars of the time, such as Mick Jagger, Lou Reed, and many others.
Number of rooms, (keys): 160
Superior Guestrooms: Room Size 33 sqm, King Bed, Pannelled in English Fumed Oak, Rainfall Shower
Grand Superior Guestrooms: Room Size 35 sqm, King or Twin Bed, Rusticated Portland stone interior, Rainfall Shower
Deluxe Guestrooms: Room Size 38 sqm, King Bed, Pannelled in English Fumed Oak, Rainfall Shower, Deep soaking bathtub
Grand Deluxe Guestrooms: Room Size 35 sqm, King or Twin Bed, Rusticated Portland stone interior, Rainfall Shower, Large marble bathtub
Junior Suites: Room size 52 sqm, King Bed, Pannelled in English Fumed Oak or with Rusticated Portland Stone, Rainfall Shower, Large marble bathtub
Grand Junior Suites: Room Size 56 sqm, Views of Regent Street, King Bed, Pannelled in English Fumed Oak or with Rusticated Portland Stone, Sitting area, Rainfall Shower, Large marble bathtub
Deluxe Suites: Room Size 64 sqm, King Bed, Rusticated Portland stone interior, Separate Lounge Area,
Westminster Suite: Room Size 63 sqm, Views of Westminster and Piccadilly Circus, King Bed, Rusticated Portland stone interior, sitting area with desk, Deep soaking bathtub, Rainfall Shower
Regent Suite (1 or 2 Bedrooms): Room Size 90 sqm, Views of Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street or Westminster, King Bed, Rusticated Portland stone interior, Separate seating and living area with a large dining table, Rainfall Shower, Deep soaking bathtub, Guest bathroom, Walk-in wardrobe, Kitchenette
Oscar Suite (1 or 2 Bedrooms): Room Size 108 sqm, Views of Regent Street, King Bed, Panelled English fumed oak interior, Separate living and dining area, Kitchenette, Dressing area and study, Rainfall Shower, Deep soaking bathtub, Guest bathroom
Club Suite: Room Size 105 sqm, Views of Regent Street, King Bed, Separate Lounge Area, Kitchenette, Rainfall Shower, Deep soaking bathtub, Guest bathroom
Tudor Suite (2 bedrooms): Room size 166 sqm, Views of Regent Street, Two King Bedrooms, Original Tudor panels and fireplace, Separate Lounge Area, Screening Room/Snug Room, Rainfall Shower, Deep soaking bathtub, Guest bathroom
Presidential Suite (2 bedrooms):
Room Size 290 sqm, Views of Regent Street, Two-bedroom Suite, King Beds, Two Separate Lounges, Butlers Kitchen and Pantry, Separate Butler Entrance, Two bathrooms and two guest bathrooms, Rainfall Shower, Deep soaking bathtub, Option for interconnecting guestroom
Royal Suite (2 bedrooms): Room Size 302 sqm, Views of Regent Street, Two King Bedrooms, Two living/dining rooms, Dressing area and study, Private Butlers entrance and Butlers pantry/kitchenette, Two bathrooms and two guest bathrooms, Rainfall showers and bathtubs, Option for interconnecting guestroom
Dome Penthouse (3 bedrooms): Room Size 292 sqm, Two terraces overlooking Piccadilly Circus, Westminster and Regent Street, Three king beds, Circular master suite with large entertaining area, Butlers pantry/kitchenette, LED lighting system, Three Carrara Marble Bathrooms, Rainfall showers, Oversized Ming green bathtub
Features in all rooms and suites: Bathroom Mirror TV Screen, Whisper Quiet Sound Proofing, Wireless Music Connectivity
Junior Suite and above: All non-alcoholic minibar food and beverages are included
Amenities and services:
24hr in-room dining
Bang & Olufsen in-room entertainment system and media hub
Complimentary access to Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre with full use of the large lap pool, state-of-the-art gym, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room
Restaurants & Bars
Laurent (all-day dining restaurant): Internationally renowned chef Laurent Tourondel, Laurent at Café Royal, offers a relaxed yet refined all-day dining experience specializing in Grill and Sushi
Oscar Wilde Lounge: Originally known as the Grill Room when it opened in 1865, the lounge has undergone extensive restoration to return it to its Grade II-listed glory. There are few finer places to enjoy afternoon tea and the legendary tales about past patrons.
Cakes & Bubbles: Albert Adria, who was voted the World’s Best Pastry Chef offers a parade of exceptional desserts alongside a selection of Champagnes and sparkling wines
Green Bar: The Green Bar cocktail list is inspired by the Café Royal Cocktail Book, written and published by W.J. Tarling, a former bartender at Cafe Royal’s fabled Grill Room, for the United Kingdom Bartenders Guild in 1937.
Ziggy’s Bar: Ziggy’s bar is celebrating Café Royal’s most renowned patrons. Ziggy’s is a playful homage to David Bowie who famously held the retirement party for his alter ego, Ziggy Stardust at Café Royal in the 1970’
Akasha Holistic Wellbeing
At Hotel Cafe Royal, you’re invited to return to that source – Akasha Holistic Wellbeing. From nutrition to meditation, and Reiki to Watsu, you can enjoy expert treatments, therapies, and training. Akasha is proud to hold the #1 position on Tripadvisor for Spa and Wellness in London.
9 treatment rooms
Corporate & Celebration Events
Whether for business or pleasure, the historic surroundings, modern amenities, and careful service make Hotel Café Royal a memorable place to host any event.
5 meeting & event spaces (from 10 to 250 people)
Equipped with the latest technology
Extra Notable Features
Complimentary fitness classes at Akasha Holistic Wellbeing; to be signed up in advance.
Hotel and restaurant Awards
Condé Nast Traveller Best Readers’ Choice Awards 2019 – #4 in Top 40 Hotels in London
Tripadvisor Akasha Holistic Wellbeing #1 of 791 Spas & Wellness in London
Afternoon Tea Awards Highly Commended 2019
World Spa Awards London’s Best Hotel Spa 2018
U.S. News &World Report “Gold Badge” in the “Best Hotels in Europe” category 2018
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