There are few other hotels in the world, if any, where your bed will greet you with the message “KEEP YOUR WIG ON”.
This is how my stay at W London Leicester Square begins, fun, frivolous and sometimes slightly eccentric. While London can confidently claim that it offers five-star luxury as well as anywhere in the world, the buzz with which overseas friends anticipate a stay in the capital is rarely reflected in their hotel options. Although Manhattan has long recognized that its visitors are there to party.
We’re there, I’ll take you on a tour of the owner. Upon entering, I am struck by the check-in desks and elevators are in brushed silver. Elevator halls are like chic purple velvet dance floors with disco balls just waiting for a DJ. The room numbers are diamonds marked with showbiz proportions. Once inside our King Room, the lights and lights of sophisticated designers were entrusted to him. A jack-union cushion on our golden floating bed sends a message of concern about our wigs. A dark and modern carpet partially covers an oak floor. The TV is huge, hi-tech and impressive, the docking station to put his music is ready to use, the mini-bar is full (with accessories such as ice packs and vitamins), a Gray at Lounge invites you to relax, and views of Chinatown and Leicester Square pass through the floor-to-ceiling windows. The walk-in shower is big enough for two people, see three. Suddenly, the bathroom sink with clean and white design is slightly ridiculous. There is enough room for a large mirror brand -up complete area with a second built-in TV screen. The products are of appropriate brand. The information on the hotel is fun, complete and useful. It’s a hotel that wants you to know that he knows London and knows how to have fun, from restaurants to shops to discos and bars. Which is a good idea. It is even possible to have fun with your pets (bowls of dog food or cat delivered to the room are available from £ 7).
When I ask what time the bar will be open, the answer is “This is W London, Mr. Trajan, it will be open as long as you want.” But why is he telling me that? he knows my name, does he already know my habits? Especially, that food is available until 6am.
That evening, on the menu, it was a lot of delicious sashimi, delicious crab dumplings, Thai Chunky lobster paté and spicy red snapper cooked to perfection. The service was excellent, although a little too attentive to the atmosphere. The restaurant has low black leather seats brimming with Asian chic. The Wyld Bar on the upper floor seemed noisy and busy. The next morning, I go through the concergerie who offers me many offers to help us in our journey. I appreciate the gesture. Entering Wardour Street, you realize that W London is surrounded by Soho, the West End and Mayfair. This mix of sin, talent, shopping and bling is the essence of this hotel.
W is a hotel for 24-hour party goers and Skepta’s pals. For record company executives and leaders all courses. For Internet entrepreneurs. For the Soho revivalists who need a room to impress. For fun romantic liaisons and birthday weekends. For people having something to celebrate. King Rooms are available from around £ 310 per night.
W Hotel London
Leicester Square, 10 Wardour St, London W1D 6QF, Royaume-Uni
Phone: +44 20 7758 1000