Previously the haunt of famed patrons, from royalty and celebrities, to the creative and the notorious, Café Royal, London has been an established and iconic landmark on the British capital’s social scene for over a century.

In its recent reincarnation as a luxury hotel, Hotel Café Royal remains a firm favourite for locals, while also becoming a global destination.

Located in the heart of London, with elegant Mayfair to the west and creative Soho to the east, the hotel is perfectly positioned within walking distance of London’s finest shopping streets, tourist attractions and theatreland.

Paying homage to the illustrious history of the building, original and historic features, dating back to the 1860s and 1920s, have been sensitively restored, while the 160 spacious bedrooms, including 49 suites and seven incredible signature suites, have been created in a contemporary yet refined style, designed by David Chipperfield Architects.

Created to feel like luxurious private apartments, the guestrooms and suites at Hotel Café Royal are some of the largest in London. Contemporary yet serene, and designed with meticulous detail, the rooms feature rusticated Portland stone or fumed English Oak panels and beautiful bathrooms made in the hotel’s sleek, signature Carrara marble. All rooms feature Frette bed linen, a fully stocked butler’s pantry and British bathroom amenities from Floris. Each one of the seven signature suites is a masterpiece of contemporary design mixed with architectural heritage, with bespoke furniture and sophisticated marble bathrooms set against restored original elements. With a passion for excellence a butler, guest relations and exceptional concierge team are available to ensure a seamless stay, both inside the hotel and within London.

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Hotel Café Royal offers a selection of restaurants and bars including The Oscar Wilde Bar (formerly the iconic Grill Room, established in 1865) which has been exquisitely restored to its original Louis XVI décor and is now the place to enjoy afternoon tea. The Café on Regent Street emulates the European tradition of café culture and hosts London’s first dessert restaurant. In addition the Ten Room offers British informal all-day dining, while the Green Bar Botanicals and Tonics is the perfect place to relax and unwind with a cocktail.

To complete the full experience, the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre is an urban retreat spanning over 1,200sq/m. Offering a new concept and approach to holistic wellbeing, it is a hidden sanctuary deep underneath the bustle of Regent Street, featuring a state-of-the-art gym, large lap pool, Watsu pool, sauna and private hammam.

Hotel Café Royal is a founding hotel of The Set hotels, alongside Conservatorium, Amsterdam and Lutetia, Paris, opening in autumn 2017. These unique properties, in impressive locations, capture the hearts and minds of their guests and enhance the most vibrant destinations in the world.