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Wooing Clients: The 7 Best London Hotels for Luxury

Wooing Clients: The 7 Best London Hotels for Luxury

When looking to woo prospective clients or reaffirm your relationship with current ones, knowing the best London hotels for luxury will have them living large.

First impressions are very important, especially when running a business. You always want to give your potential or current client a taste of what they can expect by working with you and your company.

When looking to woo prospective clients or reaffirm your relationship with current ones, knowing the best London hotels for luxury will have them living large.

Keep reading for a list of the best London hotels to hold your next business meeting.

  1. The Ritz 

Traditional-Afternoon-Tea the ritz london

The Ritz is the most iconic of the 5-star hotels in central London and is a symbol of luxury and high society. Opened in 1906, it gained popularity after World War I with high society, politicians and socialites.

The exterior has a strong Parisian style with the iconic green copper lions at the corners of the pavilion roofs while the interior was designed in the Louis XVI style. The great suite on the ground floor is said to compare to a royal palace due to the grand vistas and sparkling chandeliers and is thought to be a masterpiece in hotel architecture.

One of the most famous rooms in The Ritz is the Palm Court where guests can come and enjoy the famous “Tea at the Ritz.” The room is decorated with a cream-colored style and paneled mirrors in gilded bronze frames. You and your soon-to-be clients can enjoy your meeting here or perhaps hold it in one of the other private meeting rooms that The Ritz has to offer, any of these settings will be sure to dazzle them.

  1. The Ned

the ned london

Located in the former Midland Bank, this 5-star hotel in London just exudes luxury with its swanky decor and rooftop views of St. Paul’s Cathedral and London’s skyline.

There is a member’s only club, Ned’s Club Upstairs, that allows hotel guests and members to enjoy a heated rooftop pool while taking in the London views and will have you feeling very exclusive. The interior is designed in a quirky, vintage style, and the late-night lounge bar will be the perfect place to continue your business talks. If your clients end up booking a room for the night at The Ned, they may never want to check out!

TIP FOR NON BUSINESS VISITORS: Unlike many other vacation spots around the world, London doesn’t really have an off-season period. The city of London is busy all year round. However, during weekends when the business people have left the city, luxury hotel prices tend to go down. Combing a weekend booking with special deals and discounts will help you to get the lowest price possible!

  1. The Egerton House Hotel

The Egerton House Hotel is a small townhouse hotel with only 28 rooms total, each room decorated in a beautiful traditional style. Located within walking distance of Harrod’s and the Victoria and Albert Museum on a quiet street, guests will feel very posh at the Egerton.

For your meeting with potential clients, consider hosting it during Afternoon Tea and sample some of the delicious sandwiches and desserts while sitting by the fire and sipping on one of their famous martinis.

  1. The Dorchester

The Dorchester LondonThe Dorchester is one of the world’s most prestigious hotels. First opened in 1931, it still maintains its beautiful furnishings and style of the time. Since its inception, it has always been known as the place to be for the rich and famous and even hosted Queen Elizabeth II on the night prior to her engagement to Philip Mountbatten.

If you need an optimal setting to woo your clients, meet for a drink at one of The Dorchester’s five restaurants, or take it up a notch with a meal at the 3-Michelin-star restaurant, Alain Ducasse.

  1. The Goring Hotel

The Goring Hotel London

The Goring Hotel was opened in 1910 and was the first hotel that had private bathrooms and central heating in each room. The hotel was also a prime location for the Chief of Allied Forces during World War I and became an impromptu command center and was used to contact President Wilson. Through the years the hotel has also hosted many royals, most recently Kate Middleton and her family stayed here before her wedding to Prince William.

The Goring has been owned and operated by the same family since it was first opened and is steeped in English charm and eccentricity. There are 69 rooms and is decorated beautifully in the early 1900s style of rich hues and mahogany.

You and your clients will be sure to enjoy the Michelin star restaurant, but be sure to mind the request of no business conducted during afternoon tea.

  1. One Aldwych

One Aldwych London

One Aldwych is located in an Edwardian style building constructed in the early 1900s and designed by the same architects that created The Ritz. The exterior is constructed out of grey Norwegian slate with a copper roof.

The interior is decorated in lush natural tones, silk curtains and modern pieces of art. The Lobby Bar is a great place for you and your potential clients to have a cocktail within the high-ceiling lobby before heading to grab a bite to eat at Eneko, a restaurant with a modern cuisine from a Michelin star chef.

  1. Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London

The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park hotel is located in a beautiful Edwardian-style building and originally opened in 1902 as the Hyde Park Hotel. It recently underwent a renovation to restore it to its original luster after a fire broke out in June of 2018.

The interior decoration since the renovation is modern with inspiration drawn from local Hyde Park and the 20th Century Golden Age of Travel.

In its earlier years, the hotel would host important royal events and balls such as the Balaclava Ball. The Balaclava Ball was hosted by five cavalry regiments who participated in the famous Balaclava charge during the Crimean War. The Ball would draw royalty and was once attended by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.

You and your potential clients can take a break from conducting business in the lap of luxury by relaxing at the spa and then meet up for dinner at one of the three top-rated restaurants. This atmosphere is sure to leave an impression on your soon-to-be clients.

Are You Ready to Impress Your Clients with the Best London Hotels?

These are just some of the best London hotels for holding a business meeting and woo them with a taste of luxury.

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