Royal Treasure in London
Establishment: The Landmark Hotel
Published: January 22, 2008
Photos By: Robin Roth
Story By: Robin Roth
Editor: Mark Lewis

When deciding where to stay in the grand city of London , you will discover the choices are endless. Therefore, I am excited to tell you about the truly magnificent five-red-star, Landmark London Hotel.

It is renowned as one of the finest Grande Dames amongst London 's foremost hotels and one of the most desirable places to stay in the world.

From the moment you exit the hustle and bustle of the city and walk through its doors, you immediately know that you have entered into a world filled with warmth, charm, class, and comfortable elegance at its highest point. The glowing and radiant Landmark Hotel possesses a unique, fusion of stunning sophistication with a highly stylish (historic) Victorian ambiance that sets it apart from all the rest. The entrance has a wow factor that can take ones breath away. The dramatic, palm-studded lobby features marble columns, glazed tile mosaics, oriental carpets, with cane and mahogany leather-upholstered furniture. It is quite interesting how the exotic interior contrasts with the subdued red-brick Victorian facade, with its formal clock tower and rows of uniform bay windows.

The beautiful Landmark embodies the highest of traditional values, and boasts a fascinating history dating from 1899. It was built as the last of the great railway hotels during the golden age of steam. The soaring eight story glass-roofed central atrium creates a unique focal point. Over 100 years ago, this was an uncovered courtyard used for horse-drawn carriages. It has now been transformed into the chic and relaxing Winter Garden Restaurant, where guests can unwind amidst the perfect décor and ambiance while enjoying a delectable breakfast, lunch, dinner, as well as afternoon tea. Furthermore, the hotel's second-story landing houses prestigious boutiques that represent names such as Fendi and The White Company.

The Landmark has 299 luxurious, spacious guest rooms and suites that are without a doubt some of the largest in the capital. Have you ever flown in an airplane, looked out the window at the enormous, white, puffy clouds and just thought, how wonderful it would feel to simply lye down on them? That is what it feels like to sleep on a cozy Landmark bed with its soft quilted bedding. The rooms are decorated lavishly and furnished with a blend of old-world style and luxury with all of the latest technology. With exceptional attention to detail, the traditionally inspired decor incorporates modern Chippendale pieces and original art. Each room is supplied with air-conditioning, fax machines, multiple-line phones with voice mail, Internet access, interactive TVs, mini-bars, and elegant marble baths with dual basins. Large closets supply robes, safes, and scales, with housekeeping serviced twice-daily.

Exercise fanatics will experience exquisite indulgence in the newly refurbished spa and health club. Enjoy, workout, treat yourself to a swim, whirlpool, steam room experience, or perhaps a massage, beauty treatment or an afternoon in the beauty salon. Then go experience a well deserved afternoon high tea.

Taking tea is one of the grandest, most quintessential English occasions, and there is no finer place at which to experience this delightful tradition than at one of the finest tea rooms in the world. You will be treated like royalty in a town where “the Royal treatment” is well understood! In the Winter Garden Restaurant, your cares and worries instantly vanish away into peace, relaxation, and tranquility as you listen to the sounds of the harp playing. The traditional English Tea is offered with an extensive selection of teas. Moving along, you are served freshly cut yummy tasting finger sandwiches with traditional fillings of egg salad, chicken salad, cucumber and salmon. You will also be served the famous scones, to eat with authentic clotted Devonshire cream and organic strawberry preserve and scrumptious little cakes. Don’t forget to enjoy some Champaign with your tea. Whether you enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner, everything is sensational at the Landmark.

The Landmark is located in the Marylebone district. Close by is Mayfair, famous for its hotels, London's most expensive homes, and Bond Streets celebrated expensive shops. You will be in the perfect location and close to everything (that includes shopping, and lots of it)! Other close by points of interest: West End theaters - 1.5 miles, Oxford Street shopping - 0.5 miles, Baker Street - 1 block, Regent's Park - 4 blocks, Buckingham Palace - 1.5 miles, Houses of Parliament - 2 miles, The London Eye - 2.5 miles, London Heathrow Airport (LHR): Approximate distance is 28 miles. London Gatwick Airport (LGW): Approximate distance is 53 miles.

I am confident that you will find everything quite stellar from the hotels beauty, the amenities, the comfort you will feel, to the pleasant, kind, eager-to-please staffers who take their jobs very seriously. I want to extend a warm and appreciative thank you to the lovely, classy and helpful, Linsey Brown for all her help learning about the grand Landmark London Hotel.

Do keep your eyes open, as many A-list Celebes frequent the Landmark. This superb five star hotel gets a sixth star in my book. Good show!