london: 45 park lane hotel opening

london: 45 park lane hotel opening

© 45 park lane / photography: niall clutton

45 park lane is a stylish new arrival in london's booming hospitality scene. located on the edge of mayfair, overlooking the greens of hyde park, the property features just 45 guest rooms and suites plus a very grand penthouse suite. 45 park lane's interior, designed by new york-based architect thierry despont, is contemporary yet heavily infused with art déco elements in rich dark materials, contrasting with light colours and sensual textures, and that gives off a warm vibe that's very old hollywood glam. obviously, the rooms feature all the modern comfort you'd expect from a hotel like this. adding up to a pleasant stay here are the bespoke furniture and hi-tech amenities, including a state of the art bang & olufsen tv and free wireless internet access. the spacious bathrooms come with marble baths, freestanding showers, double vanities and mirrors with integrated television screens. the penthouse suite is spectacular and literally looks like a million dollars. perched on the roof of the hotel, it measures a grand 1,830 sq.ft. and has a wrap-around balcony with panoramic views of london town. guests arrive to an entrance hall with its own cloakroom that leads through to a spacious living room and separate oval dining room. the master bedroom features a king-size bed with bespoke linens. there's also a private dressing room that connects to the impressive bathroom with freestanding marble bath and - this is probably the best bit - a walk-in shower with views of the park. and if all that isn't entertaining enough, 45 park lane has a few other aces to play. there's bar 45 a stylish watering hole where a great list of cocktails and american wines are served. seating 70 guests, cut is a modern american steak restaurant run by wolfgang puck, and is his very first venture this side of the atlantic. to balance the good life, you can either go to the park for outdoor activities, hop on one of the hotel's brompton bikes, or check into the spa of nearby affiliate luxury hotel the dorchester. location: 45 park lane [mayfair].

© 45 park lane / photography: niall clutton - guest room, bathroom, bar 45 and cut restaurant [top to bottom]