Can a hotel corridor be seductive? It can be here. Leave the lift, and you navigate a graceful arc of black-painted vertical strips of wood in which bedroom doors are all but invisible. In a city centre hotel built on a former parking lot, these gently curving walls give an impression of infinite length and create a Zen mood of calm. More than COMO The Halkin’s airy lobby, more than its Armani-clad staff, the corridors define its atmosphere. You tread softly and even when the hotel is full, it feels unhurried and those anonymous doors, some with red dots of light denoting ‘do not disturb’, speak silently of privacy, contentment and calm amid the storm. After 26 years, COMO The Halkin remains effortlessly cool and stylish, and those casting about for a spoiling, impeccably designed London base should look no further. In-room COMO Shambhala treatments are available, as well as yoga, and for sustenance, there’s the Michelin-starred Basque restaurant Ametsa with Arzak Instruction, with its unique ceiling.
Doubles from £390
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COMO The Halkin is perfectly placed to explore the many boutiques and galleries located within Belgravia, a picturesque neighbourhood known as being one of the wealthiest districts in the world . Take a short cab ride and you can discover the splendour of the V&A, The National History Museum and the Science Museum.
Dinner at Ametsa with Arzak Instruction, a Michelin-Starred restaurant serving ‘New-Basque’ cuisine. Created by Elena and Juan Mari Arzak whose restaurant in San Sebastian has held three Michelin Stars for over 28 years, the menu pairs the earthy flavours and techniques of Spain’s Basque region with modern, surprising twists featuring locally-sourced and organic produce from land and sea. Or if you’d like to explore the plethora of amazing restaurants London has to offer our concierge team can help you make a reservation.
A COMO Shambhala in-room treatment. Guests of COMO The Halkin have access to COMO Shambhala Urban Escape the holistic wellness offering at sister property COMO Metropolitan London, located on Park Lane. Their expert therapists offer in-room treatments including traditional massage, acupuncture, shiatsu and a range of facials. A perfect way to end the day after exploring the sights of London.
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Here, you can try London’s first Spanish inspired afternoon tea.
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