Fashion & Shopping

Where to Stay for the Next Royal Wedding

November 27, 2017

We, along with the rest of the world, are celebrating the announcement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement! While the venue remains a secret, the city hosting the royal bash certainly is not and, with Meghan’s connection to Toronto, travel to London is a must for Canadian friends and fans of the Prince and actress.

So, where does a guest of a royal wedding stay while in town?

London is a prime destination with glamorous hotels fit for the pals of a princess. In fact recently released its Loved By Guests award winners, and London was the top city in Europe with 31 hotels winning a Gold Award—an average guest review rating of 4.7 or higher.

Whether it’s a quirky boutique hotel in Soho or Georgian elegance in Mayfair, this guide to the top hotels in London will help attendees and enthusiastic royalists find a hotel that suits.

Top boutique hotel: The Soho. English manor meets boutique glamour at The Soho, a revamped 19th-century townhouse. Past the lobby’s 10-foot-high Botero cat sculpture lie glass-walled rooms and granite-oak bathrooms.

Top historic hotel: The Ritz. Slip back to Edwardian times at The Ritz, where Louis XVI-style rooms are graced with antiques, silk and 24-carat gold leaf. The chandelier-lit Palm Court’s serves London’s most famous afternoon tea.

Top spa hotel: Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London. Turn your stay into a heavenly escape to Mandara Spa at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London, located in the heart of the capital on the vibrant South Bank. At Mandara Spa therapists and aestheticians bestow their expert touch upon your physical body, the effect will resonate through the core of your being.

Top romantic hotel: The Langham. A short stroll from Regent’s Park, The Langham exudes Victorian-era romance. Regency furnishings and rich fabrics create an air of dreamy pleasure. Enjoy afternoon tea for two in Palm Court Lounge and intimate dining in The Landau.

Top luxury hotel: Claridge’s. Glittering chandeliers illuminate the Art Deco splendour of Claridge’s, home to luxurious suites and a Michelin-starred Gordon Ramsay restaurant.

Top gourmet hotel: The Berkeley. Marcus Wareing’s Michelin-starred French cuisine lures foodies to The Berkeley‘s restaurant. Manhattans in the celebrity-magnet Blue Bar whet appetites for seasonal British fare in Gordon Ramsay’s New York-style Boxwood Café. Prêt-à-Portea serves cakes, pastries and savouries.

Top design hotel: St. Martins Lane, A Morgans Original. Philippe Starck worked his magic on St Martins Lane, which plays on space and light behind a colourful facade. Expect design statements from a virtual aquarium to rooms that change colour.

Once the official date is announced, let be your resource for fun royal travel searches, such as interest by Canadians to be in the presence of the royals on the big day and which province is most royal-struck. —Vita Daily

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