Hotel in Detail:The Intercontinental Hotel Park Lane has a policy whereby every guest entering the hotel should be greeted immediately by a member of the staff. Whatever your needs, be it help with shopping bags or guidance to a part of the hotel it should be there as soon as you need it.
Bedrooms bring a modern slant on the traditional British stately home in both furniture and fabrics. Cots and roll beds can be hired for a fee. All rooms are of course en-suite with a bath, robe, phone, toiletries and hairdryer. Standard room amenities include cable television (with pay movies, games and internet browser), CD and DVD player, video check-out, music system, tea/coffee facilities, fridge, minibar, modem connection, high speed internet access, desk, direct dial phone with voicemail, safe, individually controlled air-conditioning, iron and ironing board. Video films can be rented.
All guests have access to the business centre. The hotel provides a valet and turndown service.
The Executive club rooms are on a dedicated floor (7th) along with the Club InterContinental lounge. The lounge is contemporary in style with great views over central London and Buckingham Palace. The lounge is also free to guests in suites while other guests can pay a surcharge for access. Guests in the executive rooms and suites enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along with a separate check-in area.
Suites again are designed to bring a modern slant to a neo-classical theme. Suites have the latest in technology with the likes of Bose Sound Systems, ipod docking stations, and B&O plasma TV's. As well as standard amenities the rooms come with a Butler Service, dedicated check-in area and the very latest in video equipment. They also have a kitchen area with a dishwasher, microwave, toaster, utensils and oven.
The Intercontinental now boasts four very special signature suites which come with specially commissioned artwork from Uschi Schmitt-Ladanyi. They are the height in luxury and innovative design with a range of high tech facilities. They are the Royal suite, the London suite, the Wellington suite and the Cinema suite. The Royal and London suites can be connected to create one of Europe's largest hotel suites. The cinema suite has a real cinema, £70,000 pounds worth of equipment with 5 foot screen and 250 films.
All suite guests can enjoy complimentary access to Club InterContinental, a drive in an Aston Martin, dedicated Concierge and 24h Butler service.
Eight rooms have been adapted for accessibility. Room configurations include sixty suites, two hundred singles, one hundred and eighty seven doubles and two hundred and ten rooms that are non-smoking.
Room service is 24 hours and there is a daily maid service.
Dining Options:The Intercontinental Hotel Park Lane has its own restaurant, cafe and lobby bar.
Theo Randall at The InterContinental: The restaurant takes it name from its head chef who was formerly head chef at the River Café (once named best Italian restaurant in Europe). A large 120 seat restaurant in a stylishly modern and chic setting focussing on the best of regional Italian cuisine that has enjoyed many great reviews. The decor features the use of brown leather and mirrors. The menu is varied and changes most days. In fact the Chef only decides the menu each morning after taking note of the quality of the ingredients available to him that day. Open for lunch and dinner.
Theo Randall at The InterContinental Bar: part of the restaurant with a 20 seat capacity.
Lobby Bar: Vibrant setting serving classic cocktails as well as locally brewed beers.
Cookbook Cafe: Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner along aside its range of drinks that include fine wines. Cookbook Cafe was created to give aspiring chefs and sommeliers a place to learn and share their know-how, but it's also an excellent option if all you want is a delicious meal. Artisans demonstrate their skills at cooking stations and there's a daily menu of starters, entrés and desserts. The atmosphere is like a breath of fresh air, casual, comfortable and flooded with daylight from the enormous windows overlooking Hyde Park.
Lobby Lounge: Sited in the hotels lobby and open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A restful environment in which to enjoy fine tea's and wonderful chocolates from some local suppliers. Enjoy fresh handmade treats from a local chocolate shop and fine teas from a local specialist tea supplier.
Late Lounge: New in 2009 was the InterContinental's Late Lounge. Situated in the hotels lobby this chic and intimate lounge is open 7 days a day from 22.30 till 03.00 with its own resident DJ. With its extensive drinks selection including champagnes and cocktails with waitress service. The decor includes subtle coloured lighting, velvet chairs and floor to ceiling drapes. Also serves a late night bar menu.
The Intercontinental Hotel Park Lane has a dedicated floor for its 13 meeting rooms. All rooms make use of natural daylight with full length windows. The largest room can accommodate up to 750 delegates theatre style. Some rooms are far more intimate with the smallest having a capacity of 4.
The hotels business centre is manned from 7.00 till 19.00 daily (weekends 10.00 till 18.00) and opened 24 hours. Here you can obtain services such as photocopy, fax, internet access via computer, mobile phone rental, pc hire, modem connection, WiFi broadband internet access and secretarial services.
WiFi can be picked up throughout all the public areas.
Hotel services include an onsite laundry (self service), dry cleaning and laundry pickup, full concierge services, safety deposit box (front reception), currency exchange and shoe shine. The hotel has shops located onsite which include a florist and beauty salon. Baby sitting can be arranged for your children and the hotel runs what it calls a Kids VIP Program.
All the public areas benefit from air-conditioning.
A gymnasium is to be found on the first floor which is equipped with free eights and cardio workout machines.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Hyde Park Corner 211 yards (192 metres), Railway Station: London Victoria 0.7 miles (1.1 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 3.4 miles (5.4 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 5.6 miles (9 km).
The InterContinental Hotel Park Lane stands in an enviable location, on the edge of Mayfair, opposite Hyde Park and right next to Hyde Park Corner. On the opposite side of Hyde Park Corner is Green Park and the grounds of Buckingham Palace (London residence for the reining British Monarch). Mayfair itself is one of the most exclusive areas not just in London but the UK, with companies from all over the world occupying offices here as a Mayfair address is very prestigious. Just to the South of the Hotel is Piccadilly, which has a range of upmarket shopping include the internationally known Fortnum and Mason . Bond Street is known across the world for its quality designer fashion and jewellery boutiques and shops and is just 0.5 miles to the East (also in Mayfair). Just beyond Bond Street is Regent Street with is huge range and mix of shops, boutiques, cafes and Bars. Regent Street is also the start of London's Theatre Land and nightlife. Oxford Street , perhaps the best known of all the major shopping areas in London is 0.7 miles to the North. Less than 0.5 miles to the South West is Knightsbridge which runs along the South side of Hyde Park and is home to the famous department store of Harrods . All of the most popular London attractions and places of interest are accessible from here, some of which include: Apsley House (with the unique address of 1 London) (0.1 miles), The Queens Gallery (0.4 miles), St James's Palace (0.5 miles), Westminster Cathedral (0.7 miles), Speakers Corner (0.7 miles) and Marble Arch (0.8 miles).
Bedroom Numbers: 447 (60 suites) / 8 floors
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm) (you must be at least 18 to check-in unaccompanied)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.45 out of 5 by 3657 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.2 out of 5 from 633 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 293 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 4.5 out of 5 from 3024 reviews)
Parking:Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and costs £50 per day.
Internet:WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are not allowed.
More hotels from this chainYou may be thinking your only preferred choice is still going to be the Intercontinental chain your closest choices would be:
Staybridge Suites Vauxhall: is 1.6 miles (2.6 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 96% and rates start from about £144.
Intercontinental London O2 Arena: is 6.5 miles (10.4 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 92% and base rates begin at about £136.
Staybridge Suites London Stratford City: 6.8 miles (11.0 km), rated at 89% and with rates from around £102.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 89% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 5 star hotels is 89%. Therefore this hotel is equal to the average for its sector (star rating) . Intercontinental Hotels across the chain average 91% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Intercontinental hotels.
Below average for a Intercontinental hotel but still a hotel to consider. The hotel remains better rated than most London hotels and additionally ranks above the average guest rating for 5 star hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 120th from 865 London hotels, 3rd of 4 Intercontinental Hotels, and 54th of 133 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar type of hotel (size, rating) nearby (0.0 miles, 0.0 km) would be the 5 star Four Seasons Hotel Park Lane, with rates that start from about £615 and which has a 99% guest satisfaction rating.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Athenaeum Hotel And Apartments. 0.1 miles away (0.1 km), has scored 89% from former guests and whose lowest rates start at about £324 (theres free WiFi too).
Fancy something highly rated by its guests? We think the 5 Star 41 Hotel could be a good choice. The 41 Hotel is only 0.5 miles (0.8 km) away. The 41 Hotel has a perfect unblemished customer rating 100%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 hotels nearest to this location (One Hamilton Place, W1 postcode) that we list cover a 0.6 miles (1.0 km) radius. They include 36 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 11 four star hotels (average rating 83%) and 3 three star hotels (average rating 61%). Of the local hotels the highest rated is 41 Hotel (5 star) at 100%.
Base Rates: See a breakdown of the average starting (base) rates for the area. Base rates are a rough guide to starting rates as they do not include special offers and deals. The average starting rates for the surrounding area are around £343 per night. They range from a low of £67 at Tophams Hotel Belgravia (3 Star, 61%) to a high of £1000 at 45 Park Lane Hotel (5 Star, 99%). The breakdown by star rating shows the following averages: Five Star average: £417, Four Star average: £170 and Three Star average: £86.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks Intercontinental London park Lane 26th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 20th (joint) for the 36 five star hotels in the area. For base rates the hotel ranks 23rd of 50 (9th of 36 five star hotels.). Taking into consideration both rates and guest ratings we rank this hotel 14th of 39 of the local hotels in terms of value for money (The Hari London was top).
Parking: ten spaces onsite. Valet parking option (fee). NCP pay car park 0.13 miles under the Hilton Park Lane Hotel.
Comment: Originally opened in 1975.
The hotel re-opened in November 2006 after being closed to allow for a £63 million pound refurbishment program. The refit was extensive, was carried out by Reardon Smith architects, and resulted in all new dining and bar facilities and bedrooms that are now state-of-the-art.
was the official National Olympic Committee hotel for the London Olympics 2012.
The Intercontinental bought multiple London Cycle Hire memberships to allow hotel guests complimentary use of London's cycle facilities.
Late Lounge introduced 2009
Gym renovated 2007.
Four signature suites opened in June 2007 designed by Khuan Chew of KCA International.