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Pen a Novel, Compose a Tune at Corinthia London

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May 20, 2014 at 8:33 AM | by | ()

Thinking that one Penthouse wouldn’t quite do, Corinthia Hotel London went ahead and filled the top floors of its 1885 Victorian building on Embankment with seven of them, each with its own theme and design: from The Actor’s Penthouse, the smallest at 1075 sq ft, to the far bigger Royal Penthouse, weighing in at 5000 sq ft.

We had a chance to peek inside two of them: The Writer’s Penthouse and The Musician’s Penthouse, sat side by side on the hotel’s seventh floor. Each spreads over two floors, with a more than double-height living room, an internal balcony, and outdoor terrace, so you won’t hurt for space either way.

The Musician’s living room (above) adds a grand piano, complete with two bar stools for an impromptu concert, and various instruments spread around the Penthouse for when virtuoso strikes. We liked the little reading nooks in front of the windows in both suites.

Two massive chandeliers hang from the ceiling, with a desk set up in the balcony off of the bedroom.

The upstairs bedroom comes with a large walk-in wardrobe and equally spacious marble bathroom, which had a mansard roof with pretty white wooden shutters in front of the windows. One of the best features of The Musician’s Penthouse is towards the light you see pouring in on the right however.

Which is this: a large rooftop terrace, with table and chairs as well as dual sofas in front of an outdoor fireplace. The view over the roofs of London, with landmarks like the London Eye, Westminster, and the river Thames in sight, was pretty spectacular – though if outdoor space is your desire, choose the Hamilton Penthouse (with hot tub) or Royal Penthouse for even larger terraces and unobstructed views.

The layout of The Writer’s Penthouse is very similar, but it has more of a clubby library feel, with dark wood paneling and of course the requisite overload of literary material.

This semi-secret door allows you to connect a second bedroom to the Penthouse, which is an option in both of them.

The bedroom continues the more masculine look of the Penthouse; through the door just out of frame on the left is a small, secluded outdoor terrace.

It’ll be no surprise that this amount of space in the heart of London comes at a price: The Writer’s or Musician’s Penthouse run at just over £7,000 (nearly $12,000) a night. A stay in a Penthouse comes with 24/7 personal Butler service, packing/unpacking, local chauffeured car service, and free WiFi. We don’t see mention of breakfast other than daily tea/coffee with your wake-up call, but we hope for the price that’s included too.

[Photos: JasonD for HotelChatter]

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