Refreshed and reconfigured, with apartments to one side and a Chelsea Flower Show-style vertical wall garden to the other—you cannot miss it, just walk along Piccadilly and look up!—the five-star Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments is a quiet revelation overlooking Green Park and, from the higher rooms, suites and lounges, Buckingham Palace.
It has long been the kind of London hotel which revels in tradition—including the doorman in top hat and tails who has an unerring ability to remember guests’ names. Now it has brought its history into the present day, its 156 rooms, suites and apartments light and airy, contemporary, and with warm, extremely professional service. Opt for a high floor overlooking Green Park and the benefits multiply several-fold. There is also the chance to enjoy The View, an exclusive 10th-floor residents’ lounge which has overtones of a private members’ club and is an ideal area with a panoramic view in which to meet business associates, to work and to relax, assisted by complimentary drinks and snacks.
The Athenaeum contains 134 en-suite bedrooms, 12 elegant suites, 18 spacious apartments and a stunning rooftop suite. All guest rooms include plasma TVs, CD and DVD players, mini bar, free coffee, iPod and MP3 docking station, complimentary Wi-Fi access and views of the city.
Parkview Rooms are large (Living space of 236-279 sq ft or 21-26 sq m) and have stunning views of Green Park. The Rooftop Suite offers double bedrooms, dividing walls, a Jacuzzi bathroom and a private balcony with stunning panoramic views of the city.
The Athenaeum also offers apartments for short or long stays, ideal for guests wanting private space. All apartments feature a kitchen, sitting-room, dining-room, dressing-rooms and bunk beds. Room service is included with all rooms, suites and apartments.
The restaurant is Galvin At The Athenaeum; the whisky bar serves more than 270 whiskies; and the award-winning afternoon tea is silver service. The hotel also offers a luxurious spa, well-equipped fitness room and relaxation room, and bicycle rentals as well as a wide range of family-friendly services, including a concierge service for children. There is a full service spa with REN and Elemis treatments.
Members have exclusive Club rates and complimentary room upgrades subject to availability on arrival. Rates are for two sharing a room. They are room only and exclude VAT, but for Members they include the following advantages:
Complimentary room upgrade, subject to availability
Use of The View, the exclusive 10th-floor residents’ lounge
Early check-in and late check-out, subject to availability
Directors Club Membership, with 15% discount on food and beverages
Access to the spa and gym facilities
Exclusive CCUK Members’ rates (until Aug 31 2020):
Superior room, from £220.
Deluxe room, from £270.
Park View room, from £320.
Mayfair Suites/Residences, from £450.
To check availability and book, call Member Services on 020 7399 2960 or use the form below.