Hotel in Detail:Sister hotel to the Dorchester Hotel. The 45 Park Lane London is a chic contemporary style hotel with an all-day dining restaurant. The work of designer Thierry Despont, a New York based architect with a world wide reputation and who has created a hotel with the feel of a private residence. Interiors are decorated in a deeply sophisticated, glossy masculine style of intense, dark colours, contrasting with light and sensual textures.
The buildings concrete-clad facade has been revamped to incorporate specialist eco-friendly fins, which reduce the amount of heat from the sun onto the building meaning a reduction in the use of air-conditioning. The 45 Park Lane has an ultra-chic bar and restaurant.
A Fitness Studio is located on the first floor and remains open 24/7. Massage therapists can be booked for in-room spa treatments. Further treatments are available at the spa at he Dorchester Hotel opposite the 45 Park Lane.
All bedrooms are very modern in style with art deco influences where the decor features rich natural materials contrasting with light colours and soft textures. In your bedroom you will find the latest Bang & Olufsen television along with floor to ceiling windows giving views out over Hyde Park. A yoga mat is supplied and yoga programming can be accessed through your TV. Bathrooms have marble baths, phones, freestanding showers, double vanities and mirrors with integrated television screens.
Other facilities common to all rooms includes air conditioning, internet access, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, mini bar, stereo system and fax machine.
323 to 398 square feet / 30-37 square metres.
Deluxe rooms are larger than the superior rooms.
538 square feet / 50 square metres.
Executive Queen bedrooms are also larger than Superior rooms. They are located on the corner of the 45 Park Lane hotel giving southward views over Hyde Park Corner and westward views into Hyde Park.
538 square feet / 50 square metres.
Executive Rooms are to be found on the upper floors of the hotel with views over Hyde Park.
538 square feet / 50 square metres.
Executive Rooms with Balcony are all on the 8th floor and have the benefit of balconies that look out over Hyde Park.
452 square feet / 42 square metres (Balcony: 86 square feet / 8 square metres)
Curzon Suites are found on floors 6 and up. They have sweeping views of Hyde Park, Hyde Park Corner and Curzon Street. These luxurious corner suites feature a light-filled living area with sleek and modern finishes. A hallway separates the living area from a stylish bedroom featuring a king size bed and bespoke linens.
1109 square feet / 103 square metres.
London Suite. Located on the 8th floor with views of Hyde Park but eastward views of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, the City of London and Canary Wharf. Both bedroom and sitting room lead onto the balcony. A hallway separates the light-filled contemporary living area and the bedroom featuring a king-size bed with bespoke linens. State-of-the-art Bang & Olufsen technology is featured throughout the suite, including the televisions in both the living area and bedroom.
936 square feet / 87 square metres.
Park Lane Suites are on the north corner of the hotel. They have a large open-plan living space and feature views over Hyde Park and Park Lane. A spacious living room is contemporary in style with warm, natural tones and elegant lines. A hallway with cloakroom provides separate access to both the living room and bedroom. Hi-tech amenities including Bang & Olufsen televisions are featured throughout the suite. Can be configured as one, two or three bedroom suites.
915 square feet / 85 square metres
Hyde Park Suite is also on the eighth floor looking out over Hyde Park through wrap-around floor to ceiling windows and large private balcony. A hallway with cloakroom leads through to the luxurious living room. Can be expanded to include another bedroom.
1830 square feet / 170 square metres
The Penthouse Suite is of course located on the very top floor with its own key-controlled lift for access. A wrap-around balcony offers panoramic views of central London. Guests arrive to an entrance hall benefiting from its own cloakroom which leads through to a spacious living room and separate oval dining room. A second bedroom can be added to The Penthouse Suite if required.
1830 square feet / 170 square metres
Dining and Relaxing:CUT at 45 Park Lane: This is the hotels restaurant created by Wolfgang Puck and is his first European restaurant. Located on the ground floor with a 76 seat capacity and with a separate lounge section. This is a contemporary American steak restaurant featuring innovative food in a modern and dynamic environment. The wide ranging menu options include prime dry and wet aged beef, pan-roasted lobster and sautéed and roasted whole fresh fish. The International wine list has been specially created to compliment the restaurants dishes. A striking central staircase leads to a mezzanine level with a library and Bar 45.
Open: 07.00 till 10:30 (Sunday from 7:30), noon till 15.00, 18.00 till 23.00 (Sunday till 22.30).
BAR 45: Located on the first floor and accessed via a sweeping staircase. The bars serves its own menu along with the drinks which includes unique cocktails and the UK's largest American wine selection. The bar menu includes "Rough CUTS" by Wolfgang Puck includes Mini Kobe Sliders and House Smoked Pastrami Reuben Sandwiches.
There is a Negroni Trolley to offer guests three variations on the cocktail, The Classic Negroni, Vintage Negroni and Aged Negroni variations. Bar 45's Aged Negroni has been placed in an American oak barrel for eight weeks, resulting a fuller taste, with hints of vanilla and caramel, finished off with a twist of citrus.
Open noon till 00.30.
12 noon till 03.00 (for residents).
The Library: Intimate room with its own splendour. Guest can relax here with a bottle of fine wine or favourite drink. Complete with collection of books and also fitted with business facilities.
The Screening Room: On the mezzanine level is this private movie screening room with large and comfortable armchairs and is available for private hire.
Bicycles are available for guest use.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Hyde Park Corner 0.2 miles (0.4 km), Railway Station: London Victoria 0.8 miles (1.3 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 3.4 miles (5.5 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 5.6 miles (9 km). On one of London's prime locations is the 45 Park Lane Hotel. Within Mayfair which is home to the largest collection of 5 star hotels anywhere in the world in such a small area. The hotel is opposite Hyde Park which offers large open spaces, landscaped gardens along with activities such as tennis, horse riding and boating. Park Lane itself is a busy main road leading down to the major junction at Hyde Park Corner but pedestrians are well catered for with several crossing points and underpasses. At the northern tip of Park Lane is Marble Arch which is where you will find speakers corner thriving on Sunday mornings. Its also the start of one of Europe's busiest shopping streets, Oxford Street. Within Mayfair itself is the fashion and jewellery Mecca of Bond Street with many exclusive shops with prices to match. The southern end of Park Lane is Hyde Park Corner which marks the start to the grounds of Buckingham Palace and the well known Piccadilly area. This is a central London location with good transport links. Local places of interest include Apsley House (0.2 miles), Green Park (0.2 miles), Wellington Arch (0.3 miles) and the Michael Faraday Museum (0.5 miles).
Bedroom Numbers: 46
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
Parking:Private parking is available in close proximity to the hotel and costs £50 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 98% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 5 star hotels is 89%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Milesfaster ranking: 31st from 866 London hotels, and 23rd of 131 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.3 miles, 0.4 km) would be the 5 star Wellesley Hotel Knightsbridge, whose lowest rates start at about £435 and which has an 89% guest satisfaction rating. The Wellesley Hotel Knightsbridge also offers: free WiFi.
As the 45 Park Lane Hotel is a boutique style of hotel you might also be interested in the Halkin Hotel. This is also a boutique hotel and is (0.4 miles, 0.6 km) away. Rates start from around £316 and is rated by guests at 98%. The Halkin Hotel has: free WiFi.For a hotel that offers lower base rates take a look at the Radisson Blu May Fair Hotel. 0.4 miles from here (0.6 km), has been rated at 82% by past guests and whose lowest rates start at about £228 (theres free WiFi too).
Can we suggest something with a higher guest score? We suggest the 5 Star Marriott Grand Residences Mayfair seems like a possible option. The Marriott Grand Residences Mayfair is only 0.3 miles (0.6 km) away. The Marriott Grand Residences Mayfair has a perfect unblemished customer rating 100%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The 51 nearest hotels around this area (45 Park Lane, W1 postcode) which we have have on our website extend out to a 0.6 miles (1.0 km) radius. The numbers by star rating are 33 five star hotels (average rating 89%), 16 four star hotels (average rating 80%) and 1 three star hotel (rated 48%). Coming out as the top rated hotel are Four Seasons Hotel Park Lane (5 star), the Lanesborough Hotel London (5 star) and also The Beaumont London (5 star) (all joint top with 99%).
Base Rates: We compare area starting room rates by using base rates. Bear in mind we use the published base rates which do not reflect short term offers and deals. They do however give a decent relative comparison. Looking at all hotels in the area the average base rate is £326 per night. They range from a low of £79 at Park Lane Mews Hotel (4 Star, 65%) up to £1000 at 45 Park Lane Hotel (this hotel) (5 Star, 98%). Rates break down to the following for each star rating: Five Star average: £409, Four Star average: £171 and Three Star average: £110.
Using our in-house algorithm we rank hotels based on guest ratings and weighted for related factors. We have a ranking for 45 Park Lane Hotel 4th (joint) of 51 and 4th (joint) for the 33 five star hotels in the area. Our base rate rank for the hotel is 50th of 50 (33rd of 33 five star hotels.). We use the base rate ranking and review ranking for the hotel to get an overall ranking of 42nd of 46 for sheer value for money (Halkin Hotel was top).
Background:First opened in September 2011. The hotel was once the famous London Playboy club (1966-1982) owned by Hugh Hefner and frequented by the rich, famous and the beautiful.
Forbes Traveller: five star rated 2014