One Aldwych Hotel – London

Posted on 01 November 2009

Located in the heart of the West End and situated right next to Covent Garden, One Aldwych is a celebration of the neighborhood in which it stands. One quick elevator up and you’re high above the London streets. The suite’s picture windows offer clear views of the London cityscape and some rooms offer a glimpse of the Thames. Stylishly decorated, comfortable, bright, open and clean yet still intimate this boutique hotel also has a display of over 400 unique pieces of fine art from owner Campbell Gray’s personal collection. In addition to high-speed internet access the building offers a fully-equipped fitness room, a full sized swimming pool, a steam room, sauna and of course a full service spa. The hotel which was named “The Best Boutique Hotel in the World” by Robb Report exudes an edgy glamour, and both its design and ambience have a sleek yet bohemian flair.

Accordingly, the 105 luxurious modern-designed rooms – ranging from crash pad twin bed suites all the way up to a penthouse apartment – are anything but formulaic. Each room has a personal feel, with electronic swiping to enter your room replacing the tasseled variety. Each room also comes with  state-of-the-art entertainment systems, iPod docking, healthy REN products and 400 thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen. The hotel also features a cool lounge area with a full service bar, two restaurants including the very popular AXIS and Indigo and best of all a screening room. The screening room features a movie schedule (playing everything from old-time classics such as “Some Like it Hot” to modern classics like “The Devil Wears Prada” which was fittingly played during London Fashion Week). Enjoy a meal at Axis followed by a movie and some champagne in your hotel if you don’t feel like going out -not too many hotels offer all the amenities you want under one roof. Speaking of London Fashion Week, now that LFW has relocated to the Somerset House which is conveniently located right across the street, One Aldwych will be THE place to stay during the upcoming LFW seasons. One more great thing to note about the One Aldwych is the fact that the hotel goes out of its way to be environmentally conscious. The green policy doesn’t end with the REN products in each room (REN products are free of parabens, synethics and all that other bad stuff), the hotel also has a no-bleach policy throughout the hotel, extensive recycling program and the cute “Plant a Tree Project” which gives every new employee a packet of seeds to take home and plant a tree with.

One Aldwych
WC2B 4RH, United Kingdom
+44 20 7300 1000

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