Filed by: Karen Weegar.
London is one of the world’s most exciting and ever-changing capital cities. Its rich history is juxtaposed with cutting-edge modern advances in the arts, culture and architecture – there is always something new to explore! London offers a multitude of venues and experiences for incentive programs and there is certainly no shortage of world-class hotels in this vibrant and thriving city.
One of the most anticipated hotel openings of 2017, and certain to become a perennial favourite, was the Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square. Just steps from the Tower of London and a short walk to St Paul’s Cathedral, Four Seasons at Ten Trinity Square is housed in a Beaux-Arts heritage building that previously served as the headquarters of the Port of London Authority.
Once past the soaring Corinthian columns, visitors enter the Rotunda Bar & Lounge, a cylindrical lobby area that immediately references the address’s maritime heritage. This stunning focal point is already proving to be a lively social hub for hotel guests and locals alike. Here you can enjoy afternoon tea or meet with friends over cunningly crafted cocktails, whipped up by master mixologists.
The hotel’s 100 guest rooms are ‘classic contemporary’ in style, with neutral colour schemes and simple-yet-stylish furnishings which blend modern design with original architectural details. Accommodations feature customizable Four Seasons Beds with choice of mattress toppers, bedside lighting and drapery controls, Nespresso machines, and in-room iPads for guests to access hotel services. The marble bathrooms feature heated floors, lighted makeup mirrors, and deluxe toiletries by James Heeley. The hotel’s Heritage Suites are set within the original departmental offices of the Port of London Authority, and feature 16-foot ceilings, fireplaces, and ornate plasterwork.
The UN Ballroom offers a complete wow factor for meetings. The ballroom was the setting for the inaugural reception of the United Nations General Assembly in 1946. Its 30 feet-tall ceilings are crowned with ornamental plasterwork, the walls are covered in walnut panelling and despite being part of the Blitz, the original crystal chandeliers remain in place.
Apart from the lounge, two dining options have opened within the hotel, including La Dame de Pic. Serving classic French cuisine from a menu by Anne-Sophie Pic, currently the only three-Michelin-starred female chef in France. The slightly less formal Asian-inspired restaurant Mei Ume, showcases innovative takes on both Japanese and Chinese dishes.
The spa offers a sanctuary of wellness and nurturing in the heart of the City. Featuring eight treatment rooms, including one Spa Suite and a luxury hammam, a 14-metre swimming pool, sauna and steam room, The Spa sits alongside the Hotel’s 24-hour fitness centre and offers a truly luxurious spa experience.
The hotel also features 41 residences and a private members club in partnership with Château Latour.
The Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square is truly a fantastic option for incentive groups, whether visited on its own, or paired with the Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire creating a “City & Country” English experience.