Whether you’re planning on visiting London out of desire or necessity – so should you be looking to escape to the UK capital for a short-break or to travel here on business – you’ll doubtless be looking for the perfect accommodation to suit your stay. But what will that accommodation look like? Well, if your tastes tend to combine old-school urban elegance with state-of-the-art, stylish tech to ensure your experience is as enriching and comfortable as possible, then you might find you can narrow down your search merely to the Montcalm family of hotels. Why? Read on and discover the delights of the Montcalm collection…
The Montcalm London Marble Arch
(2 Wallenberg Place W1H 7TN)
The group’s flagship property is packed full of lavish, luxurious suites with an emphasis on traditional style, complemented exquisitely by chic, contemporary touches to ensure guests enjoy the most comfortable and enjoyable stay possible. Indeed, while the hotel’s Georgian architecture evokes the grandeur of a London of yesteryear, its 21st Century trappings – including in-room aroma choices, pillow menus and an iPad for every visitor for the duration of their stay – are rooted in an appreciation of the modern traveller’s needs and wishes. It’s about more than just the suites here, though, for guests can also savour the dishes served at two gourmet restaurants – the Asian cuisine-focused Nirvana Kitchen and the British dining experience that’s The Crescent Restaurant & Lounge – and fully unwind and indulge themselves at the supreme sanctuary of wellness that’s the Spa at the Montcalm.
The Marble Arch by Montcalm London
(31 Great Cumberland Place W1H 7TA)
It may be housed in a pristinely petite Georgian townhouse, but this offering among the Montcalm London hotels is, don’t doubt it, big on dynamism and location. Just a short stroll from the glitzy retail delights of the West End’s Oxford Street, Regent Street and Carnaby Street (and many other of Central London’s unmissable landmarks), its finely appointed rooms are adorned with modern amenities (including LCD TVs and complementary Broadband and/ or WiFi access), while its on-site restaurant offers a bright, airy and stylish area in which to breakfast ahead of – or dine following – a day of sightseeing or working in one of the most vibrant and compelling cities on the planet.
The Montcalm at The Brewery London City
(52 Chiswell Street EC1Y 4SA)
Away from the West End and heading east for the irresistible buzz of The City, you’ll find this property. And if you like the idea of experiencing a slice of London’s heritage at the accommodation you select for you stay then this hotel could be the one for you. An 18th Century, Grade II-listed building that was once home to the UK’s first purpose-built mass-production brewery, today it offers 253 outstandingly appointed rooms right in the heart of the city’s pulsating financial district, as well as two elegant but relaxed restaurants (Chiswell Street Dining Rooms and The Jugged Hare) and six spaces that are ideal for business events, conferences and exhibitions – featuring super-fast WiFi throughout, as they do.
London City Suites by Montcalm
(42-46 Chiswell Street EC1Y 4SB)
Just across the road from The Montcalm at The Brewery is this offering. Over-spilling, once more, with terrifically appointed, chic rooms and suites (boasting the likes of iPod docks, rainfall showers, designer toiletries and fully-stocked minibars) and a mere two-minute walk from the brilliant Barbican Centre and just a few more steps from the fascinating Museum of London and the utterly iconic St. Paul’s Cathedral, it’s another distinguished and aesthetically impressive address to call home during your stay in the capital; the emphasis here being on simple luxury. That said, you’ll find its individually designed suites come complete with separate lounges and a butler service, should you want to make use of the latter.
Montcalm Royal London House – City of London
(22-25 Finsbury Square EC2A 1DX)
Finally, this new addition to the Montcalm family of hotels is where mid-century styling meets contemporary comfort. Located, as with the previous two properties, right in the heart of the always vivacious City, its building was once the head office of the UK’s Royal Mail organisation, but today houses a distinctive new destination for this district. Brimming with modern tech additions to each and every one of its rooms and suites, it also offers a spa, a gym, state-of-the-art meeting spaces, a restaurant and café-bar (the Burdock) and a stunning rooftop bar (the Aviary), which is ideal for those long summer evenings to enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of this most urgent and exciting area of the capital.