Hotel rooms in the city center have a reputation for being a bit of a pressure on passengers – but this one fits the trend in beautiful style. It is about the same size as a large detached house.
Welcome to the ‘Churchill Residence Suite’ at Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill stretches over 3,498 square feet (325 square meters) – almost three times the square footage of a British three-bedroom house.
So, she has enough space for the whole family – and also any passing friends. What’s more, it’s flashy in central London and overlooks Portman Square, a two – minute walk from Selfridges in Oxford Street with Soho, Marylebone and Mayfair all within walking distance.
Siobhan Grosjean booked into the Churchill Residence Suite – “a suite about the same size as a large detached house” – at the Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill Hotel. Upstairs is the master bedroom of the suite
The large suite spans 3,498 square feet (325 square meters) – almost three times the square footage of a three-bedroom house in the UK.
The suite is so large that when I recently booked in, I could barely hear my baby when we were in separate rooms.
The suite’s four bedrooms are elegantly decorated in tranquil shades of taupe and taupe with mahogany furniture throughout, and they all have their own marble bathrooms and are equipped with a wide range of Molton Brown products right through lip balm and mouthwash.
One room can be converted into a private gym if you prefer, while another is designed specifically for children, complete with a pop-up tent, Childs Farm toiletries, mini bathrobes and a range of toys and books.
Above is the view from the fold-out balcony next to the master bedroom. The hotel is located in a ‘slap bang’ style in central London and overlooks Portman Square
Siobhan reveals that the main suite alone is much larger than the average London apartment. Above is the main suite wardrobe
Upstairs is one of the suite’s four bedrooms – each with its own marble bathroom
One room specially designed for children, with mini bathrobe and a set of toys and books
Upstairs is a family-style double room in the suite. Kids can take home their own cuddly toy version of Winston Churchill’s cuddly cat Jock (photo on the bed)
Kids can even take their toy version of the cute toy cat Jock Winston Churchill, who is already waiting for them on their bed when they arrive.
As wonderful as it is – while the staff are too discreet to reveal the names of any previous guests – one gives away that the last resident of the suite stayed here for a whole year.
This is despite the fact that the main suite alone is much larger than the average London apartment, with a large walk-in closet, large bathroom and a fold-out balcony with sofas.
Pictured here is the large lounge, with its ornate fireplace and Offenbach grand piano
Guests booked in the suite can access it via a private lift to avoid the hassle of mingling with other guests. Pictured here is the dining room, which has a table for 10 people
Both the suite and the hotel itself are by Sir Winston Churchill as design inspirations throughout – the suite’s huge studio (above) is modeled on the Churchill room with Chesterfield leather armchair
The study has shelves full of books and even a strange bronze decoration by a senior politician.
If you want a change of scenery, you can simply go to the other side of the suite where there is a second balcony for more skyline views.
The suite also has a full kitchen, a dedicated chef on request, a dining room for up to 10 people, a large lounge with ornate fireplace and Offenbach grand piano.
Although the hotel opened after the death of Sir Winston Churchill and has no real connection to the man himself other than to borrow his name, both the suite and the hotel itself consistently regard the former prime minister as an inspiration for the design. .
Bathrooms are stocked with a wide range of Molton Brown products, down to lip balms and mouthwashes
The suite has a full kitchen (photo) and a dedicated chef on request
The pavilion’s walls display original artwork by Churchill himself, such as his painting A Day at Chartwell, pictured above.
It’s the clearest in the suite’s huge study, modeled on the Churchill chair with a chesterfield leather armchair, shelves full of books and even the odd bronze decoration of a politician in high hats.
His presence is also felt throughout the suite in the art. The walls display composite pieces from both the hotel’s private collection and the prestigious Thomson Gallery nearby, and also include original artwork by Churchill himself.
Of course, you can expect the full GDP treatment if you stay. A dedicated team is available at all times to arrange your showmanship, including champagne picnics in London’s gardens or access to a private art gallery.
Above is Churchill Bar and Hotel Terrace. The hotel was opened after the death of Sir Winston Churchill and has no real connection with the man himself except to borrow his name
Night rates for The Churchill Residential Suite start at £ 4,000 and include accommodation, breakfast, access to the Regency Club Lounge and VIP facilities. Pictured is the hotel club’s lobby
Guests at Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill (above) can request a key from the private Portman Square Gardens just across the street at reception.
You can also use a private elevator to get to the suite without – the horror! Mixing with other hotel guests.
But if you really want to feel like you have the whole of London to yourself, ask at reception for a key to the lush private Portman Square Gardens just across the street.
Although the plaza’s residents and other hotel guests are allowed through its high walls and locked gate, it was pretty empty when we visited despite the sunny weather, so we had a tennis court, children’s playground and lawns with flowers all to ourselves, right In the heart. of London.
If this is how my other half lives, I can definitely get used to it.
Night rates for The Churchill Residential Suite start at £ 4,000 and include accommodation, breakfast, access to the Regency Club Lounge and VIP facilities. Send an email to BookChurchill@Hyatt.com to book. For more information, visit www.hyatt.com.