With the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in April, Diplomat identifies London’s best hotel suites with the facilities to assist Heads of State and VIPs
The Langham, London’s Infinity Suite is the ideal London ‘home from home’ for VIPs and Heads of State
Having celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2015, Europe’s first ‘Grand Hotel’ The Langham, London, has been undergoing a gradual renovation ever since. As part of the hotel’s continued expansion of its signature suite collection, it recently unveiled the 236-square metre Infinity Suite.
Throughout history, The Langham, London has hosted an array of prestigious guests from Heads of State and royal families to international glitterati. And on first sight of the Infinity Suite, it’s fairly obvious why these guests keep returning. The expansive marble floored hall leads to a semi-circular living area that sits on the upper floor of a two-storey rotunda above the Roux at The Landau. Vast windows reveal views of iconic Regent Street landmarks like All Souls Church and the BBC.
Contemporary and luxurious, the suite is furnished with pale blue and golden fabrics, interesting coffee table books, beautiful artworks and spectacular fresh flower displays in the hotel’s signature pink and green.
Featuring two bedrooms accommodating up to four guests, the suite is dotted with bespoke furniture and houses a fully equipped kitchen. As well as chilled champagne and a Selfridges welcome hamper on arrival, a private Butler will be on hand to anticipate every aspect of your stay. The vast 72- and 42-inch LCD televisions are ideal for catching up on the latest world news.
The master bedroom has its own living area with table to work at, and windows looking down Portland Place, as well as an expansive dressing room with enough space for guests to store their luggage and stay for weeks on end, (which indeed, I’m told they do). The bathroom is also impressive, with enormous infinity bath (as the name suggests, water cascades over the sides), huge shower, a television screen above the sink and Asprey toiletries. An additional master bedroom provides a good proposition for VIP and family stays.
If guests can bring themselves to leave the Infinity Suite, The Langham’s bars and restaurants include the elegant Palm Court famous for its tea, the award-winning Artesian bar, fine-dining at Roux at The Landau and the hotel’s latest addition, their modern British tavern, The Wigmore, all overseen by culinary icons Michel Roux Jr and Albert Roux OBE. Furthermore, Infinity Suite guests enjoy unlimited access to one of the best spots in the hotel, the Langham Club Lounge offering tea, coffee, Perrier Jouët champagne (and a full bar), as well as a quick bite and various snacks.
Although the Infinity Suite is luxurious beyond belief, it’s incredibly comfortable, and certainly not flashy. It’s not difficult to see why this is fast becoming one of London’s most coveted suites.
The Langham, London, 1C Portland Place, Regent Street, London W1B 1JA
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