Then, with its location in one of London’s most exclusive post codes, this art deco-inspired address has to deliver on expectations.
Guest rooms and public spaces have since undergone renovation that has been careful to retain elements of art deco glamour that contribute to the original elegance and historical nuances.
Carpets, furnishing, lighting and even the clock-like illuminated lift level counters conspire to transport you to a different era.
Native Italian flavours inform Mercante, the scene for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a menu that is influenced by market food to be enjoyed inside or seated on the south-facing pavement ‘terrace’.
Club Room and Suite guests get use of the Sheraton Club Lounge. Located on the ground floor, this quiet space serves complimentary breakfast as well as drinks and canapés throughout the day and is a great place to unwind with newspapers or the TV news.
This all adds up to the perfect sanctuary from the bustle and noise of the capital - but also an ideal launchpad from which to explore one of London’s primary luxury shopping districts.
Within a few minutes you can be examining the latest gems in Tiffany’s or taking in world-class sculptures at the Royal Academy of Art.
As members of "Les Clefs d'Or", the Sheraton Grand’s concierge staff is drilled in helping to deliver unforgettable experiences to guests. They are a fountain of knowledge for dinner reservations, theatre tickets, floral arrangements, golf tee times, and transportation.
And this iconic hotel is a favourite with GCC visitors, not least UAE families, who comprise plenty of the guests at breakfast.
In fact, hotel General Manager Justin Pinchbeck says they have a “loyal base of Emirati regulars”
“The GCC is one of our strongest markets,” he explains. “Not only are we located in Mayfair, one of the most sought-after destinations of GCC guests - renowned for its luxury shopping and restaurants and overlooking Green Park - our property is also fully equipped to welcome Middle Eastern guests, ensuring they feel right at home.”
The innovative hotel partnered with its neighbour Hatchards, the oldest bookseller in London, and a sleep expert and chartered psychologist to assemble the one-of-a-kind library of 30 scientifically selected fiction and non-fiction works to ease travellers into a peaceful slumber.
Titles follow a unique set of guidelines, such as use of short sentences and concluding chapters meeting the brain’s desire for completeness and can be read in the comfort of the lounge or in guest rooms.
“Falling asleep in a bed that isn’t your own can be difficult and the ever growing use of smartphones and tablet computers during evening hours can cause sleep disturbances – meaning those staying in a hotel can sometimes find it harder to get to sleep.”
Add to that the renowned Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience, featuring innovative bedding and fragrance collections, and you should be all set.
AS the first Sheraton Grand in London, the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane is part of a select portfolio of 42 of the finest Sheraton hotels around the world.
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