London – Gifts


Meaning Business

When a trip to London means work, The Montague on the Gardens provides convention hotel business services with no loss of boutique ambience. If anything, this 88-room Georgian manse overlooking a secluded garden in Bloomsbury sets the stage for getting the job done right, thanks to a very efficient secretarial staff, Quadriga for high-speed Internet, interactive TV, up-to-the-minute audio and video equipment, ISDN2 for video conferencing, and a fully-equipped business center.

15 Montague St.

+44 (0)20 7637 1001

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Local Color

The decor may be strictly black-and-white, but the experience20at Red Carnation’s Hotel 41 is anything but. Start with this high-end property’s location: The closest most of us will ever get to stay in Buckingham Palace. Then, there’s your very own retractable roof, an amenity not even available to the Queen at her place. It is for you, though, should you choose Hotel 41’s spacious Master Suite – which also comes with multiple bathrooms featuring showers and a Jacuzzi tub.

41 Buckingham Palace Rd.

+44 (0)20 7300 0041

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Creating a Splash

Among the many reasons to stay at the swanky Egerton House Hotel is its glorious Victoria and Albert Suite, complete with private outdoor garden terrace. To celebrate where you are, look to Antonio, the house barman famous for his signature martini. Antonio’s secret: an ice-chilled glass, Sicilian lemons, and a touch of vermouth, all poured in such a way that it creates a bell on top of the glass. Even with typical British understatement, we’re forced to say, “Amazing.”

17-19 Egerton Terrace

+44 (0)20 7589 2412

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Living Landmark

The sumptuous Victorian Milestone Hotel in Knightsbridge meets every need 24/7, thanks to its discreet butler service and an eagle-eyed staff. The hotel offers style coupled with unique accommodations to suit an array of personalities. Adventurous types may opt for the Safari Suite (bamboo bound with African wicker baskets and ornate ostrich eggs), while the Princess Suite pampers high-maintenance guests (thanks to a gold damask-draped, four poster bed, and private entertaining area). The Mistinguett Suite, named for the turn-of-the-last-century Follies singer-dancer, is theatrically outfitted with a rabbit-fur bedspread, red fabric walls, and Deco furniture. More functional but no less lavish, the Club Suite meets the needs of the discerning CEO, with striped walls and an antique billiard table.

1 Kensington Ct.

+44 (0)20 7917 1023

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Scenic Sanctuary

The fanciful-minded Phillippe Starck has designed the vast and lavish Agua Spa at Sanderson Hotel, away from the fray yet in the heart of London’s West End. Here, white meets white with white translucent curtains, pure white treatment areas, and an all-white quiet room.

50 Berners St.

+44 020-7300-1400

Confidential Deal: Receive a 20 percent discount on all treatments at Agua Spa at Sanderson. For reservations call +44 (0)20 7300 1414 and quote “American Airlines” or email [email protected]

Paula Conway
I am the publisher of Conway Confidential, an entrepreneur, author and small business owner. I write about various lifestyle topics including travel, beauty, food and celebrities.
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