If I had to describe the essence of the new Marriott Hotels in just two words I would definitely choose attention to details. We had the opportunity to spend three amazing days in London; Marriott Hotels are marked by a great attention to details from wall paper to interior forniture, and lighting. And I am not just talking about lights per se, but I am referring to light switches. Yes, my attention has been drawn to these amenities. From desk lamp to the reading light, from bathroom lighting to the main lights; every single switch has been customized to offer the ultimate comfort to every needs of the guest’s stay.
Light switches may not be that interesting, you may think. And it may be true; however, such a strong care to a tiny detail reveals how the hotel has been refurbished to the highest possible standard. We have been staying at the London Marriott County Hall which was the headquarters of the London County Council, and which is located just a short distance from the London Eye. The hotel renovation – that started in 2015 and ended just a few months ago – combines contemporary design and luxurious functionality with inspiration from the heritage and elegance of the building. Once again, details play a key role: wallpaper featuring a historic map of London from the Twenties and Thirties, prints featuring umbrellas and bowler hats typical of the British business culture. And again the tiled mosaic flooring as well as the orange chairs, an extraordinary panoramic view (of the Westminster, the River Thames, and the London Eye), the SPA, the Executive Lounge, a 25-metre pool (the biggest hotel pool in London); these incredible details represent an added value to this Hotel that is already characterized by a prime location and a magnificent architecture.
The London Marriott County Hall Hotel is located along the Southbank, which back in the past used to be one of the poorest and most dangerous areas of the city. After the end of Second War War this area was redeveloped and now it is home to some of the most popular theaters of the country (such as the historic Shakespeare’s Globe), as well as art galleries and skate parks. Southbank is actually the only authorized graffiti area in London; not too far from the Marriott hotel you will find an old tunnel where street artists are allowed to spend hours or even days painting away. We had the opportunity to visit the tunnel just after Halloween and the spooky Halloween-inspired graffitis were just stunning.
During our London experience we had the chance to visit other two Marriott Hotels, one well-situated in Regent Park and another one in Park Lane. Despite these two hotels feature a different style due to their location, all Marriott Hotels are characterized by a style that combines tradition and modernity. The Marriott Hotel’s philosophy goes along with TED – the popular nonprofit organization devoted to spreading ideas where each talk has the length of about 18 minutes. TED and Marriott announced a partnership to bring creatively curated TED Talks to guests worldwide, and we also had the opportunity to attend the TED Talks at Marriott Hotel.
Articolo scritto e redatto da Ludovica Volpi | Tutti i diritti sono riservati