Hotel Overview:The Hyatt Regency London Churchill Hotel is located on the northern edge of central London yards from Oxford Street. One of the busiest shopping areas in Europe Oxford Street is a mecca for the London tourist. The general emphasis on the area is slanted very much to the tourist with many opportunities to buy souvenirs of your trip. The hotel is actually on a busy Square, used by through traffic and where you will always be able to find a London taxi. Across over the street and you find yourself in Mayfair. Not just the most expensive street on the UK monopoly board but one of the more exclusive areas in the UK. Home to the mega rich and to intentional companies keen to make use of such a prestigious address. Within Mayfair are well known shopping streets such as Bond Street for fashion and jewellery and Saville Room for the best in designer suits. Just 300 yards to the west finds Marble Arch and Hyde Park. One of the most popular parks in London and with enough to do to keep the whole family entertained for the day. Just 0.5 miles to the North is another big park and home to London Zoo, Regents Park. Marble Arch is also the start of Edgware Road which has a large number of shops and restaurants geared to the middle eastern visitor. Just to the north of the hotel is Baker Street, made famous by the Sherlock Holmes novels. At the top of the street you will find the Sherlock Holmes museum. The hotels location makes it ideal for a London stay giving good access to all the central areas and being close to a whole variety of amenities. Some of the nearest places of interest include the Wallace Collection (0.2 miles), Speakers Corner (0.2 miles), Selfridges department Store (0.2 miles), Wigmore Hall (famous classical concerts venue) (0.4 miles), and Madame Tussauds (0.5 miles).
Hotel in Detail:The Hyatt Regency Churchill Hotel has a traditional feel and sits on the north west edge of London's West End. Suited as much to the leisure guest and tourist as it is to the business guest.
Bedrooms have individual air-conditioning controls and facilities include satellite TV with videos on demand, tea/coffee tray, safe, Direct dial telephone 2 lines and voicemail, desk, iron and ironing board, Dual voltage power points, High speed internet access (wired and wireless), Minibar, iHome Docking Station, Radio & Alarm. Beds have quilted duvets. The rooms all have en-suite facilities with marble baths, bathrobes, phone and hairdryer. Standard bedrooms are contemporary in style. Windows can be opened.
Club rooms have their own dedicated and private floor. These rooms are classically English in deign. You'll all the standard amenities plus facilities such as a trouser press and luxury toiletries. DVD player and fruit on request.
The Regency Suites are also traditionally English and feature larger rooms (53 sq meters) with a separate bedroom and a walk-in shower. Access to the Regency Club lounge. These rooms also have a balcony.
Newspaper are available on request. There is a nightly rundown service and room service operates 24/7.
Two rooms are adapted for accessibility. These rooms are close to fire exits and have lower than normal beds and assistance alarms among the facilities.
Room service is 24 hours. Newspapers, DVD and video players can be requested.
Dining options: Locanda Locatelli: Opened by Italian chef Giorgio Locatelli and designed by David Collins is this 90 seat family run (Giorgios wife runs the front of house) Italian restaurant. The dishes highlight the natural flavours and quality produce from Italy and the wine list is exclusively Italian. There is a particular emphasis on fresh pasta and a variety of regional Italian breads, all of which are made daily onsite.
The Montagu: - Pretty indoor garden terrace setting, complete with two life-size trees and located on Portman square. The setting has a vibrant feel. This buzzing restaurant offers a wide range of British and European seasonal dishes, all of which are prepared using the finest seasonal ingredients. A feature of the restaurant is the open kitchen. Chefs Table offers personal one-to-one interaction with diners. At the Montagu restaurant you can choose a full meal or just a snack or a cup of tea. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Open 06.30 (07.00 weekends) till 22.45. Afternoon tea is served 15.00 till 18.00.
Churchill Bar: Books written by Winston Churchill are displayed in the club. The former world war II prime minister stayed at the hotel that the bar and hotel are named after him. Not just the books but several contemporary touches in the bars design reference to Winston Churchill’s life in photography and art, in love and lifestyle and in travel and animals.
Guests can enjoy classic cocktails, fine wines from the great Maisons and artisanal producers and a selection of cigars for smoking on the terrace. The cocktail list has a strong identity with its own Churchill Craft Gin, heavy in juniper and citrus, home-made tonics and classic cocktails with a truly British legacy using the finest spirits. Signature cocktails include the Churchill Martini, using the bar’s bespoke London gin, the Ale Flip and T & Tonic. International classics such as Sidecar, Clover Club and Bobby Burns also feature.
The bar also serves British themed dishes throughout the day, using Churchill’s favourite ingredients such as Loch Fyne smoked salmon, steak tartare, welsh rarebit and rock oysters.
A selection of cigars, housed in a bespoke dark stained oak humidor made by DeArt, are available for purchase.
The terrace features a specially commissioned life-size bronze of a young Sir Winston Churchill entitled “In Conversation”. The bar has its own entrance on Portman Square.
Open: noon till 02.00 (till 01.00 Sunday).
Business travellers will be glad to know that the Hyatt Regency Churchill hotel has a dedicated business centre. Here you can make use of a whole selection of services that includes the hire of computers installed with office software, fax and copy facilities, secretarial services, mobile phone hire, stationary and laptop hire. To gain access to the centre you must obtain a pre-pay access card from the front reception. There are also 12 meeting/conference rooms which have wired high speed internet access and high tech AV equipment. Maximum capacity in the largest room is 300.
Leisure facilities include the 24 hour Churchill Health Club which is open exclusively to hotel guests (access by your room key-card). The air-conditioned gymnasium has a good range of equipment that includes rowing, cycling and treadmills. The spa area includes a sauna.
The hotels public areas have a WiFi internet connection.
Additional hotel services include Laundry, hair salon, valet service and outdoor floodlit tennis courts (offsite, located in centre of Portman square).
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 85% by past guests. The London average is 59% and the average for 5 star hotels is 81%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Milesfaster ranking: 171st from 751 London hotels, and 67th of 103 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (0.2 miles, 0.2 km) would be the 5 star Montcalm London Marble Arch, where rates start from around £192 and which has an 87% guest satisfaction rating. The Montcalm London Marble Arch also offers: free WiFi.
Parking:Available on site and costs £30 per day.
Internet:WiFi is available in public areas and costs £5 per hour.
Bedroom Numbers: 434 / 9 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
History:First opened in 1970.
Multi-million pound refurbishment 2010/2011 improving the hotel bedrooms including the Regency and Regency Executive suites on floors 7,8 and 9. A second Regency Club Lounge was created along with 6 new suites. Overall Bedroom Numbers dropped by 10 from 444 to 434.
Multi-million pound refurbishment 2006/7. £8 million pound refurbishment in 2001.
Awards: Locanda Locatelli restaurant is a Michelin star holder.
Tea Council awards:
for excellence 2010-2012
2007: silver/runner-up top large hotel.