Four Seasons, Two Venues
One of our resident luxury hotel experts, Lesley (seriously, you should see her slipper collection) recently visited two Four Seasons hotels – Four Seasons Park Lane, and their latest acquisition Ten Trinity Square – for an informative dinner, overnight stay and show round. Here’s what she thought…
First up was The Four Seasons Park Lane. The 193 guest room hotel is as luxurious as its Mayfair address suggests. Pre-dinner drinks were enjoyed in a private area of the Italian-inspired Amaranto Restaurant just off of the lobby on the ground floor. We then had an informal gathering of around 10 event organisers and Four Seasons Sales Managers for a discussion about the hotel’s features and amenities.
We were then whisked up to the 10th floor for a private dinner with beautiful views over to the London Eye from a small private terrace. The set dinner was washed down with copious amounts of white or red wine.
My deluxe King bedroom was quite spacious with the amenities you’d expect of a 5* hotel – large wardrobe area and vanity area (with a plug near the mirror for once!), large bathroom with rain forest shower and luxury toiletries. The mirror in the bathroom houses a TV.
After unwinding I enjoyed a very comfortable night’s sleep, once I had relegated four of the six(!) pillows to the bedroom floor.
The next morning I was up and out at 8.15am, hugging a welcome coffee handed out by staff who waved us off to the other side of town to visit Four Season’s latest hotel – Ten Trinity Square.
Ten Trinity Square is a beautiful Grade II listed building situated in a great location opposite the Tower of London. In days gone by the building was owned by the London Port Authority and the building retains its links to the River Thames. Currently, the hotel is not fully open; one of the restaurants and the spa are still being completed, but it is scheduled to open fully in May 2017 and will house 100 rooms.
We were shown around impressive meeting spaces including a circular room that is ideal for reception and dinners. We breakfasted in the UN Ballroom (max capacity 200 stand up reception/160 sit down) and each Sales Manager took it in turns to showcase their own properties. Their sales pitches were enthusiastic and witty!
A quick show round lead us on to bespoke wood-panelled private meeting spaces, a mezzanine area for cocktails and receptions, and a restaurant with a Michelin Star winning chef, Anne-Sophie Pic (the only female French chef to be awarded three Michelin stars, and with six stars in total!) offering within it a small private dining area for a maximum of fourteen diners.
We finished the day with a viewing of an Executive room, which was a good size with a sumptuous bathroom, lovely colour palate and objet d‘art. Again the mirror in the lounge area of the room houses the TV – a regular feature of Four Seasons.
Both venues offer fantastic luxurious options for overnight accommodation, dining and great spaces for events – from intimate, private dining and smaller meetings to large conferences, award dinners and parties. The Four Seasons brand of relaxed luxury rang true throughout the trip; staff are very attentive and offer discrete hospitality. Very impressive.
I’m certainly looking forward to arranging a fantastic client experience with them soon!