London's Chic Café Royal Is Closer To Its December Debut
Our visit to Café Royal London last week was memorable for a number of reasons: we’ve been watching construction around Piccadilly Circus and Regent Street progress for several years, and now we could finally see both the historic public spaces and thoroughly modern hotel rooms coming together.
But the highlight for us was standing next to the famous statue of Britannia on the roof, looking down on Piccadilly Circus and beyond to St James’s and Westminster. It was a very London moment, and one that, when the hotel opens, will be reserved for guests staying in the Dome Suite. The suite, with its spectacular circular space crowning the hotel, features an 85m2 (915 square feet) terrace, accessed through an arch underneath the statue.
Our original report of a December 1 opening date turned out to be pretty accurate after all; guests are expected to start filing in the doors of Café Royal from December 3.
We have a lot of impressions to share with you – from the fully restored Louis XVI Versailles-esque Grill Room to one of the sleekest bathrooms we’ve seen in a long time – so watch out for the full breakdown of Café Royal next week.
Room rates seem to fluctuate, but on December 4, a Portland Room was available (breakfast included) for £230 ($365).