Hotel Café Royal

A London legend continues to stand and serve people many years later. In 1863, the original Café Royal was secured by a French wine merchant. As time went on, Café Royal grew in great fame with the notion it contained the world’s greatest wine cellar. By the 19th Century, wine wasn’t the only selling point; Café Royal had established a reputation for excellent hospitality, dining, and entertainment right in the epicenter of fashionable London. Many big name authors, rock stars, royalty, and athletes have come to stay.

Not wanting the social landmark to lose its status, this London icon gained a new face as the Hotel Café Royal. Keeping the history of the building in mind, all changes have been made sensitively with each space paying tribute to its glamorous spirit. The reincarnation now features 160 contemporary guestrooms and a diverse selection of restaurants and bars.

Each room encompasses a serene vintage yet tastefully contemporary atmosphere. All details are carefully thought out and purposely placed to compliment the space. Choose from a spacious guestroom, extravagant suites, or remarkable signature suites. With your stay, you receive a generous offering of services and amenities including a spa and gym to make your stay more enjoyable and relaxing.

With eight total dining choices within one hotel, you will never go hungry. Choose from informal dining to bars with extensive cocktail menus to formal and private dining to afternoon tea to in-room options! Café Royal certainly has all the bases covered when it comes to cuisine.

Between the history, the location, and the facilities, Café Royal should be at the top of your list.

Address: 68 Regent Street, London W1B 4DY
Telephone: +44 20 7406 3333

The Courthouse Hotel, Shoreditch

Right smack dab in the middle of the ever lively and bustling Central London sits The Courthouse. This is no place for practicing law rather The Courthouse is a five star luxury hotel located in the heart of vibrant Shoreditch, within mere walking distance from the finest shopping streets, tourist attractions, and just a short tube-ride from theatreland. The hotel itself is situated in an old Grand II Listed Magistrates Court. While still retaining much of its historic charm, The Courthouse does incorporate many modern updates to keep guests comfortable and happy.

With a total of 128 spacious bedrooms and suites, each room comes equipped with stylish décor in order to maximize relaxation. In the rooms you’ll find a writing desk, telephone, satellite TV with flat screen TV, high-speed data port, minibar, entertainment system, and safes to keep your valuables protected.

The Courthouse also boasts fabulous facilities. You’ll find their bespoke jail-themed bar in true Shoreditch fashion, teeming with art-deco and whimsical design elements. Late night bowling and cocktails? Not a problem. Check out the private 2-lane bowling alley situated in the basement floor, or perhaps the private members club will tickle your fancy? During summer months be sure to exclusively book and thoroughly enjoy a private BBQ on the roof terrace whilst overlooking the London skyline. Whether after a lovely meal, a hectic day of shopping, or an intensive meeting, head on down to the Spa to relax, rejuvenate, and regenerate your wellbeing.

The Courthouse has plenty to offer all types of travellers to help them fulfill their London visit fantasies.

Address: 19-21 Great Marlborough Street, London, W1F 7HL
Telephone: + 44 20 7297 5555

Duane Street Hotel

Families, professionals and lone travellers alike will be enticed by the sophistication and worldliness offered by the extraordinary eats and comforting beds at the Duane Street Hotel. This hotel is part of The Independent Collection; a cluster of boutique establishments in residential neighbourhoods that deliver guests an authentic experience in whichever city they are visiting.

With 43 rooms, a grab-and-go breakfast station and a delicious restaurant featuring Indian flavours, the Duane Street Hotel appeals to both international guests and locals looking for respite from their busy lives. Young lodgers will delight in the complimentary iPad service. With two delicious restaurants and an in-room mini-bar, guests will be grateful for the gym passes at Equinox, located right across the street. Bicycles are available for loan giving you easy access to Tribeca, which was a hot spot for artists in the 1960s and ‘70s and is now one of the most desired addresses in New York. With each suite equipped with eleven-foot ceilings, hardwood floors and oversized windows however, it may be hard to tear yourself away from your room.

Address: 130 Duane Street New York, New York 10013
212 964 4600 

The Farmhouse Inn

Kick off your heels and slip into your comfiest terrycloth bathrobe. When guests stay at The Farmhouse Inn in Sonoma, they are treated to the ultimate luxury experience complete with personal sommeliers, organic bath products, a Michelin-star restaurant, and an intimate, individualized concierge. Nestled in a quaint, wooded area in the Russian River Valley, The Farmhouse Inn brings refinement and relaxation to wine-lovers across the country.

Founded originally in 1911 by the Bartolomei family as a solution to the dwindling hops market, The Farmhouse Inn has been elevated to serve as one of the most well-acclaimed and highly coveted lodging experiences in the country. Today, the Inn is run by fifth-generation siblings, Joe and Catherine Bartolomei. The Farmhouse Inn maintains its promise to offer an intimate, impressive experience for guests with just 25 rooms available to book, eight of which are cottages dating back to the early 20th-century. Five concierge members treat their guests as family, revealing the best of Sonoma and Napa wine country and delighting visitors with their passion and comprehensive expertise.

After day-long wine tours, guests can retreat back to their individual cottages and sleep comfortably on feather beds with European cotton linens and down comforters. Fresh seasonal flowers, enchanting fireplaces, and freshly made cookies allow guests to dream in pure bliss. Each room receives lots of natural light through multiple sets of white French doors. Light beige couches, white shiplap covered walls, and views of bright gardens and vast valley ranges accessorize the tranquility of Sonoma.

Guests are not just treated to wellness and comfort through feather beds or exceptional spas. The Restaurant at The Farmhouse Inn received a Michelin star in 2017 for its commitment to organic, seasonal ingredients served in a space that perfectly balances rustic elegance. Executive Chef Steve Litke has been a luminary of the Slow Foods Movement, sharing his passion for quality, locally sourced in ingredients in cities like San Francisco, Healdsburg, CA, Aspen, and Hartford, CT. Culinary Institute of America graduate Jennifer Jespersen serves as a lead sommelier for the Inn, leading winery tours in Sonoma and Napa, driving guests in a Tesla Model X through nearby vineyards, and curating exclusive on-site tours of the Lost and Found Winery.

A commitment to a Farm-to-Table philosophy is evident throughout the inn. Even at the Spa, the menu of services consists of farm-to-table ingredients like fresh herbs from their own garden, honey, and cider apples from the home ranch. Guests go into a total deep rest with offerings like specialty scrubs, couple’s massages, and the Inn’s own selection of wines.

The charm and comfort that The Farmhouse Inn renders is visually represented in the aesthetics of their Instagram account. Slightly faded photos of patio brunches, women sipping rosé in floral dresses, couples wearing cashmere and eating S’mores by a bonfire, and brightly lit rows of Sonoma vineyards give viewers just a preview of the comfort they’ll feel upon entering the grounds.

The Farmhouse Inn wants guests to feel like this is an escape. Experience all the amenities and details of any acclaimed five-star resort, while relaxing in a location that has the remote charm of a quintessential bed & breakfast. With a spot in the highly coveted Travel + Leisure World’s Best Hotel Awards in 2017, let the concierge and staff do all the work while you sip, sip, sip some more.