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A refreshingly simple concept: recreate a treehouse in the City. This original new hotel is tucked away at the top end of Regent Street, close to chic Marylebone High Street, with panoramic London views from its rooftop.
Meeting space is plentiful, along with a restaurant and bar, and – as you’d expect – the treehouse theme is carried through, creating a relaxed and refreshing environment for up to 300 guests.
The new Great Scotland Yard hotel is both centrally located and immaculately decorated, with nods to the building’s historic past run tastefully throughout the 152 bed property.
The Siblin room is nestled behind a secret bookcase which gives it a speakeasy feel. It is an atmospheric room dedicated to whiskey and would be the ideal location for a drink’s reception with an interactive element.
The Parlour is a lighter brighter space, with décor inspired by India and the Raj. The room is designed for sampling the hotels unconventional afternoon tea, but can also be used for drinks receptions and meetings.
Newly opened on the site of the ‘The Arch London’ The Prince Akatoki will become the first 5-star Akatoki hotel worldwide. The minimalist design, bespoke lighting and impeccable service create a relaxed atmosphere, a peaceful sanctuary in the heart of London.
The hotel’s Malt Lounge Bar is located on the ground floor and is ideal for drinks receptions, dinners and special events. With a choice of over 80 whiskeys, views of Great Cumberland Place and enigmatic ambiance this is a venue that feels special.
Aqua Nueva is a chic Spanish eatery located next to Piccadilly circus. The domed copper clad ceiling, low lit black tables and guilt mirrored paneling give the venue a sophisticated edge that leads the way for the show stopping tapas.
It’s also a hugely versatile events venue, with two private dining rooms which can both seat up to 15 guests, or be used together to cater for 80 for a standing reception with a private terrace. The restaurant can be hired exclusively for 140 guests seated and 400 standing. And if that isn’t enough, Aqua Nueva can be combined with sister restaurant Aqua Kyoto and bar Aqua Spirit for larger events with a capacity of up to 800 people standing.
Style, location, flexibility and delectable food: highly recommended.
Hire the rooftop for an event with a view or enjoy the lounge and boardroom for meetings that require a touch of class. The newly refurbished Trafalgar St. James London is not only central but the sleek interior décor and adaptable meeting space will catch the eye of many guest.
The rooftop can host a standing reception for 180, while Room – the private dining room – can accommodate for up to 16 people seated or 20 standing. Biblio is described as the ‘house living room’ and has space for up to 60 people seated or 100 people standing, while Rockwell is a plant-filled hideaway for up to 200 people.
A historic building in an unbeatable location, the Trafalgar St. James is always worthy of consideration.
The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has an enviable location overlooking Parliament Square. There’s a café and business centre, but it’s the stunning period meeting and event spaces that are of most interest.
There are seven event rooms available with natural daylight. The President’s Suite has views of Big Ben and has a private, uncovered balcony with views over London. Other rooms are named after international cities: the New York, Dubai and Hong Kong rooms are for small meetings, while the Brussels Room provides a spacious option for meetings or dining, and the Lecture Hall and Council Chamber provide a facility for large conferences, exhibitions and drinks receptions for up to 150 people.