The First Ever Hotel Week London to Launch in May
London isn’t short of great hotels, but it is a little short of visitors right now, making it a great time for domestic travellers to take advantage of some great deals during the inaugural Hotel Week London
Lead image: The Waldorf Hilton, courtesy of MMGY Global
For Londoners and UK residents, now is a great time to visit the capital and take advantage of less crowded streets and tourist attractions as lockdown restrictions start to ease. Hotel Week London, then, is just what the nation needs as we contemplate a summer of staycations.
The initiative has been created by a collection of London’s greatest hotels to promote and support the re-opening of some of the capital’s finest hotels from 17 May (as anticipated in the government’s roadmap out of lockdown).
Running from 28 May to 6 June 2021, Hotel Week London will bring together a diverse collection of 35 hotels across the capital, all offering discounted rates and unique value-added packages.
Participating properties include luxury hotels such as DUKES London in St James’, the Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill in Portman Square, the Corinthia and The Dorchester, as well as more affordable options like The Standard, Ruby Lucy Hotel and Mama Shelter London Shoreditch.
‘There has never been a better time to come and explore London,’ said Jonathan Sloan of MMGY Global, a marketing agency specialising in tourism and hospitality.
‘There has never been a better time to come and explore London’
‘As the hotel sector reopens there is a unique window for domestic travellers to experience the city without the normal influx of international visitors.
‘Hotel Week London gives us the opportunity to escape our homes while enjoying super deals from some of the capital’s finest hotels.’
As well as offering special rates during Hotel Week London, each of the participating hotels has designed exclusive experiences, from transfers by vintage car to room upgrades, Michelin-starred dining, cocktail masterclasses and pizza-making.
The last 12 months have been tough for the UK tourism industry and in particular the London hotel sector. By joining forces and working together as a collective, Hotel Week London hopes to let Londoners and British travellers know that the capital is back in business.
7 of the best
hotel week london offers
1 100 Queen’s Gate, South Kensington
100 Queen’s Gate, the former home of Victorian aristocrat William Alexander, is offering a complimentary upgrade from a two-bedroom interconnecting family room to a duplex suite interconnecting family room (subject to availability), a complimentary second night stay, breakfast for a family of up to four, £50 credit for use on food and drink at the hotel, a special backpack filled with goodies for each child, including toys from the official Natural History Museum collection, unlimited access to online games and children’s magazines and a late check out.
2 London Hilton on Park Lane
London Hilton on Park Lane, the first Hilton to open in the UK, overlooks Hyde Park and is one tube stop from the London Eye and Big Ben. The Hotel Week London offer includes an overnight stay in a two-bedroom interconnecting Family Suite, complimentary breakfast for the family, £50 credit per stay towards one of the hotel’s restaurant or bars Trader Vic’s, Podium Restaurant, Galvin at Windows and 10 Degrees), kids under 5 dine for free when accompanied by paying adults, early check in and late check out, an afternoon tea picnic basket for up to four, a special family-friendly mixologist experience in Trader Vic’s and VIP welcome amenities in the room.
3 The Cadogan, Chelsea/Knightsbridge
The Cadogan, which overlooks Cadogan Palace Gardens, reserved exclusively for guests, is offering a menu of exclusive experiences to create a tailored getaway, as well as a guaranteed room upgrade, daily English breakfast, picnic in the private Cadogan Place Gardens, late check out of 3pm and a Quintessentially British welcome amenity.
4 Conrad London St James, Westminster
Located on the doorstep of Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace, Conrad London St. James is a great hotel for those wanting to visit key tourist spots. Hotel Week London offers include a stay in a complimentary upgrade from a Queen Standard double room to a King Deluxe room, full English breakfast for two, complimentary early check in and late check out, complimentary cocktail and canapes in the recently refurbished Blue Boar Pub, and an afternoon tea for two to be taken as a picnic in St James Park or in the hotel’s Emmeline lounge.
5 Hilton London Bankside
Hilton London Bankside, a next generation design-led Hilton hotel located near Tate Modern, Borough Market, Shakespeare’s Globe and The Shard. During Hotel Week London, you can enjoy an upgrade from a Junior Suite to the world’s first Vegan Suite – where every element of the room is vegan and eco friendly – as well as complimentary breakfast for two, late check out, a bottle of prosecco, vegan celebrations plate and decorations in the room upon arrival, and access to the hotel’s Executive Lounge.
6 The Lanesborough, Hyde Park
The Lanesborough, just a short walk from Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Sloane Street and Knightsbridge, is offering a guaranteed upgrade at time of booking, English breakfast for two, welcome amenities on arrival, champagne and chocolates, a Regency Tour of the hotel and a choice of either a three-course Michelin-starred dinner in Celeste or 60-minute massage for two in The Lanesborough Club & Spa.
7 The Waldorf Hilton, Covent Garden
The Waldorf Hilton, ideally located for London’s theatre district, is offering a complimentary upgrade from a Queen Standard double room to a Queen Superior Room, English breakfast for two served in-room or in the restaurant, a Bottle of Pommery Champagne on arrival in room, two face masks designed by Paul Costelloe, a Waldorf shopper bag, one-way car service from the hotel to your local shopping destination, a special discount card for selected local stores and restaurants valid during your stay, and a city guide featuring details on how to book exclusive in-store experiences.
To view the available offers and booking details see hotelweeklondon.co.uk