Modes of Travel | July16th, 2018

Stafford Hotel

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London

www.thestaffordlondon.com

The stately eminence of London’s premier five-star historic hotel, The Stafford, reflects an English refined elegance and stature from its sterling brick exterior, charming cobbled courtyard and distinctively sophisticated decor, to the cavernous wine cellar revealing an illustrative and intriguing 17th century past. London landmarks captivate travelers immersed in the history, the Royal mystique and pomp, the theater of the past merging with the exciting glitter of modern London, vibrant and trendy. Envision a stay in London where you experience the regal pallette of classic British style within a domain once a Main House, Carriage House, and Stablery. First revisioned in 1912, The Stafford Hotel has retained its historic authenticity while modern refurbishments bring a sophisticated elegance showcasing the cultural refinements we admire, moments away from the grandeur of Buckingham Palace.

The Stafford Hotel presents an ideal location to launch your walking tour of London. A secret entrance to neighboring Green Park invites a stroll through the immaculate walkways to lovely gardens flanked by historic homes. The boutique shopping and galleries, pubs and restaurants of St. James’s and Mayfair are right on your doorstep and the tube station is at the end of the cul de sac where the hotel is quietly tucked away. Hop On Hop Off the double decker bus stopped near the Palace – London is a remarkable city to discover and re-discover. Exploring London’s famed landmarks along the Thames River is easily accessed, beginning with the breathtaking panoramic views from the London Eye, across to Big Ben and Parliament down to the iconic Tower Bridge. From Westminster Abbey to Trafalgar Square, the Natural History Museum, St. Paul’s Cathedral and an abundance of museums, churches, palaces, theatres, and memorable sights beyond, London is endlessly exciting. And “Frankly Speaking,” Head Concierge, Frank Laino, ensures guests will find their way and not miss a thing in his beloved city.

So much to see and do and, at the end of a day absorbing the wonders of London, the warmth and hospitality of the Stafford Hotel will embrace you with its charm and comforts. Each guestroom and suite is individually designed with bespoke furnishings, luxe fabrics, captivating artwork, and distinctive comfort. Sumptuous bedding adorns the elite mattresses, pillows chosen from the pillow menu, and designer Floris toiletries compliment the marble bathrooms with soaking tubs and choice of an additional shower. Each bed features a stunning headboard accenting the individualized decor. The Main House, Carriage House, Mews Suites and Penthouse, offer an array of options to accommodate your travel stay. From the Victorian elegance and classic decor of designer guestrooms to the additional seating area and comforts of the prestige suite life to the pinnacle of the Penthouse with its views of the London skyline, The Stafford offers its guests the ultimate in luxury. Amenities include flatscreen TV, iPod dock, Nespresso machine, stocked minibar, and free WiFi, work desk and fitness center. Choose courtyard or park views, balcony or terrace options, fireplace, or even a suite with kitchen and dining area.

 

Relaxed dining is the hallmark of The Stafford Hotel renowned Game Bird Restaurant and stylish American Bar. Popular venues for socializing, engaging with fellow travelers, or retreating for an intimate dinner, the menus showcase the best of the British Isles with classic cuisine revisioned as haute cuisine, from canapes to puddings. Inspired offerings honor the traditional quality of family farms bringing seasonal produce, meat, fish, and game classic favorites, and featuring creative local artisans with what the chefs celebrate as “a theatre of the senses”. Exemplary dishes tantalize with savory enhancements and wine pairings. Quintessentially English, Afternoon Tea is presented with attention to details, finger sandwiches and sweets are picture perfect and the bubbly accent of featured Lanson Pere & Fils Champagne makes it impossible to resist. Cocktails and small plates at the American Bar revive the travel weary in cozy comfort for lunch, happy hours, and light dinners. The decor is a collector’s dream with memorabilia and knick knacks, signed celeb photos, and historic treasures to captivate for hours.

 

And now back to the intriguing Wine Cellar, the hidden delight of The Stafford Hotel boasting over 8000 bottles of the world’s finest wines. Built in the 17th Century by Lord Francis Godolphin, used as a bomb shelter in WW II, and now curated and hosted by Master Sommelier, Gino Nardella, this historic cavern invites wine tastings, intimate dining, and special event dinners for up to 44 guests. The Hotel offers a candlelit tour of the entire collection with tastings “enlightening the wine experience for wine lovers of any level.” Your stay at The Stafford Hotel will be all the more memorable with this unique invitation.

 

 

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