The Arch London opened it’s doors to the public in 2010. The edgy fashion forward design, offers guests a taste of elegant townhouse living with a distinctly artistic and modern feel.
As I entered the reception, I was already captured by the pearl fragrance and softly lit interiors which evoked an alluring ambience.
The attention to detail and creative flair of the hotel’s designers is clear to see and wondering the corridors, which have been deliberately permeated with character, guests can take in the black and white alphabet prints spanning the length of the gallery-inspired halls.
The interior of the foyer is quietly glamorous, boasting studded leather, statement artwork, marble and glass. A specially commissioned video painting of iconic London scenes is digitally projected. The hotel’s Georgian architecture creates quirky spaces that are sprinkled with hidden staircases and adorned with bespoke artworks by emerging British artists.
The boutique hotel, which is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World™, boasts 82 guestrooms including four suites spread over six floors. However, the floors are considerately numbered 1, 2, 3, and 5 as the number 4 is considered unlucky in Asian cultures.
Unlike most other hotels who choose the charge guests for every single item in the room. The Arch hotel offers a selection of complimentary treats for guests to enjoy free of charge. These include soft drinks, water and juice in all mini bars, Jing teas, a Nespresso coffee machine, MALIN + GOETZ toiletries, canapés in the restaurant and daily changing exotic flavored iced drinks in the lobby. Perfect!
The guestrooms are individually designed with bespoke wallpaper and unashamedly luxurious furnishings. The beds are a majestic fixture in every room, as each one is handmade and adorned with duck down duvets and pillows.
The luxurious amenities in all guestrooms are personally designed to anticipate guests every need and comfort. A handpicked selection of classic novels can be found in the suites, while all rooms have a full Sky HD TV package, iPod docking station and internet radio with over 19,000 channels for international guests. Guests also have free access to the hotel’s Oscar winning movie collection, ensuring a night in at the hotel is always fun. The bathrooms feature modern flourishes such as heated anti-steam mirrors and flatscreen TVs built into the wall above every bath.
At the upper end of the scale, the four spectacular Suites offer the ultimate contemporary boutique experience. Designed to accommodate a brief stay or a longer period of accommodation, two of the four are fitted with a stylish kitchenette and even boast outdoor terraces with bespoke garden furniture. Each has an impressive Loewe television, complete with surround sound. Large artworks, thoughtfully handpicked to complement each space, provide dramatic focal points throughout.
Later that evening we enjoyed dinner at the Hotel’s very own restaurant; HUNter 486 which offers guests and non residents an open plan dining experience, inviting visitors to watch the skilled chefs at work. Quirky glass chandeliers and stylish brown studded leather sofas complete the stylish décor.The bar serves a full range of classic and innovative cocktails, fine wines and beers. The food was amazing, service exceptional and stay incredible. The Arch London, is perfect for entrepreneurs, couples, and anyone in search for a top luxury penthouse apartment in the heart of London with all the facilities of a luxury hotel and more!
Prices start from £205 for a standard room, and £1,005 for a suite.
The Arch London, 50 Great Cumberland Place, Marble Arch, London W1H 7FD
For reservations, please call: 020 7724 4700 or www.thearchlondon.com