London Hotels with Luxurious Accommodation for VIP Event Guests
By Aneeza Qureshi /London Venue Expert
Thu 7th Sep 2023 Corporate Venues
An important part of event planning is making sure people are happy, whether that’s your attendees, staff, or your VIPs. This includes keynote speakers, company CEOs and execs, and any high-profile persons you’ve asked to attend or speak at your event.
How do you make them happy? You can start by making sure your event VIPs are looked after. This includes finding them tippy-top accommodation that offers luxury, comfort, and exceptional service. This way, they’ll be well-rested, happy and primed to deliver at your event.
In this article, we’ll dig into some of the finest hotels in London, ensuring you have a good idea of your options when booking luxury accommodation for your VIPs. Whether known for iconic views, Michelin-starred restaurants, or award-winning spas, these 5-star London hotels deliver unforgettable experiences that will leave your guests feeling like you truly appreciate their contributions.
With its stunning terracotta facade looking out onto the city skyline, the Corinthia Hotel has plenty to offer your guests of honour. Featuring lavish rooms, including seven ‘must see’ penthouse suites, this five-star hotel not only has accommodation but space for hosting your event too!
If your guests need some R&R before or after their appearance, the Corinthia has many wellness facilities, including a pool, sauna, treatment pods and a 24/7 gym. It is ideal for both unwinding and keeping up with their fitness routine.
All in all, the Corinthia Hotel goes above and beyond to deliver a truly refined hotel experience for your high-profile guests.
Looking stunning when lit up at night, the neo-classical Sofitel London St James simply has to be a good choice right? In a word, yes!
This fabulous luxury hotel boasts French-inspired interiors, world-class service, and menu options that are sure to impress even the pickiest of your VIP guests. Looking for a prime location? The Sofitel is within walking distance of Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square, making it ideal for guests who want to enjoy the sights during their stay.
Complete with an award-winning spa and rooms designed by renowned interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, The Sofitel London St James is a frontrunner in exceptional London accommodation.
Known for its standout red-brick exterior, The Connaught is a staple of Mayfair that has been delivering exceptional stays since 1917. If you’re really looking to impress, booking accommodation at The Connaught offers butler service upon arrival, which ties in with the hotel’s spacious and charming rooms.
Dining-wise, your guests will be spoiled with not one but four divine restaurant options, including a grill, patisserie, and two fine-dining establishments. Surrounded by designer boutiques, popular night spots and magnificently expensive properties — The Connaught will be a sure-fire win with your VIPs.
Entering the Bentley Hotel, you’re greeted with elegant marble floors, complementing the regal decor of this Kensington delight. With fantastic links to its many nearby amenities and landmarks, guests can enjoy a relaxing spa treatment before heading out for a spot of shopping at Harrods or Harvey Nics.
Climb an artfully crafted stairwell, and you’ll find comfortable rooms with all mod cons, including a coffee machine and minibar if you’re in the mood. And why not let your special guests finish the day with jazz and cocktails at the Hotel’s exclusive Malachite cocktail lounge?
Looking to surround your VIPs with history and culture? Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square is not only the former home of London’s Port authority, but it overlooks Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.
This central London landmark, complete with Corinthian columns, offers luxury like no other – with impeccable service and deluxe suites, one of which opens out onto its own private garden terrace!
Hopping off the tube at Embankment, you’ll find the chateau-like Royal Horseguards Hotel.
Without even mentioning its glorious riverside placement, this sophisticated yet modern hotel offers a central location, stylish rooms, and award-winning dining courtesy of its One Twenty-One Two restaurant.
Why not pair the stay with the built-in events venue One Whitehall Place, too? Its lofty ceilings, dazzling chandeliers and impressive library-like setting mean your guests won’t have to travel far to the comfort of their rooms.
Hyde Park is one of the city’s most beloved spots. So, designer Joyce Wang was inspired by its natural bliss when designing the rooms here at Mandarin Oriental with a vibe that combines the city’s heritage with an arty eye for detail.
If your VIPs want to relax after their day, the recently re-imagined spa offers exotic treatments, from deep-tissue massages to revitalising facial treatments. Alternatively, the hotel’s two Michelin-starred restaurant experiences from renowned chef Heston Blumenthal offer beautiful spaces to unwind and indulge.
If you’re hosting an event in the Camden area, you’ve likely noticed this handsome Victorian hotel and how it stands out among its surroundings. With interiors that doth their cap to the past while embracing modern opulence, its intricate mosaic floor and marbled walls scream luxury.
You’ll find a host of world-class public and private dining spaces elsewhere. This includes the tranquil Palm Court; a social dining area where your VIPs can enjoy a tipple, surrounded by lush foliage and bathed in light, courtesy of its towering glass ceiling.
The Lanesborough London
Another example of Knightsbridge’s formidable hotel roster, The Lanesborough London is a former mansion, renovated to include decadent luxury suites, classic British food choices, and so much more across its impressive scope.
The decor reflects sophistication throughout the building, with light-filled spaces and rich, wood-panelled areas alike. VIPs can relax in London’s finest health club or choose a delightful afternoon tea accompanied by piano. With event spaces included for various occasions, why not consider hosting your event at the Lanesborough too.
A name widely associated with the Mayfair area, Claridge’s is a well-loved London hotel for good reason. Known for its glamorous interiors and rooftop view suites, guests will be entranced by the scale and detail that a stay at Claridge’s offers.
On top of notable fine dining options and invigorating wellness facilities, you’ll also find a prestigious wine cellar and a celebrated art space. The former boasts over a thousand expertly selected wines and the latter showcasing artwork by some of the country’s finest creators.
Shangri-La The Shard
What better way to show your VIPs the sights than perched atop the iconic Shard? Shangri La The Shard is also a hit, with guests looking to wake up to luxurious surroundings and unparalleled city views.
Whether unwinding on the leafy rooftop terrace at Bar 31 or enjoying innovative British-Asian cuisine at TING restaurant, your special invitees will surely be impressed by your accommodation choice.
Defining Mayfair since its inception in 1931, The Dorchester’s reputation is one of luxury and variety. Describing itself as ‘a village’ due to its scale, guests can enjoy an award-winning meal overlooking Hyde Park or relax in one of the many personality-filled rooms and suites.
Celebrated for its royal visits, it’s easy to see why the Dorchester attracts such notable names. With a huge choice of restaurants and spa treatments run by leading names in each industry, The Dorchester leaves no stone unturned when providing memorable visits.
With a distinctly modern vibe compared to other entries, The London Edition is a chic, vibrant hotel that pulls in elements of the historic capital to create an atmosphere like no other.
Featuring minimal but stylish suites, it’s also home to Berners Tavern: a private dining area curated by Michelin Star Chef Jason Atherton that delivers a variety of hearty food choices. Labelling itself ‘The new generation of luxury’, Edition is the forward-thinking luxury hotel you’ve been looking for.
The Bulgari Hotel boasts the same intoxicating and lavish approach as its luxury fashion brand. For VIPs seeking a touch of Italian extravagance, the hotel combines the modern style of its brand with must-have amenities, delicious Italian dining options and even nautical-themed rooms.
With plenty of space for hosting events, including a private cinema for premiers and presentations, Bulgari covers all the bases when bringing the finer things in life to your VIPs.
Shoreditch. If a new trend is going to start in London, it’s likely to be here. So where better to host your VIPs than Shoreditch’s own Mondrian hotel. Many suites here feature stylish exposed brickwork and artwork by well-known local studios.
We’re certain your guests will enjoy the food situation too, with authentic Spanish tapas, rooftop Californian cuisine, and expertly prepared cocktails all up for grabs. Offering bohemian vibes and multiple floors of experiences — Mondrian is an exceptional hangout for your guests.
Co-founded by Robert De Nero, the Nobu hotel chain of hotels brings together minimal Japanese design with everything you could ask for from a luxury hotel. Its London branch is no different, centred around one of two Tokyo-inspired Nobu restaurants in the city.
It’s not all dining though. Nobu Portman Square offers rooms and suites designed to give your guests the calming atmosphere and surroundings needed after the buzz of a large event.
Of the four Mayfair classics in this article, The Biltmore is the lesser-known of the bunch but no less worthy of your attention. Just minutes from Oxford Street and New Bond Street, the hotel is ideal for exploring central London.
The Biltmore’s traditional yet elegant rooms offer comfort and grandeur, going hand in hand with the hotel’s dedicated personalised service. They also host one of Mayfair’s finest steakhouses, in Grill 88 — an open kitchen experience where your VIPs can savour succulent meals with a theatrical twist.
Housed in a magnificent former bank building, The Ned London blends 1920s glamour and contemporary decor. The main attractions at The Ned, however, are its exclusivity and the sheer amount on offer.
As a luxury hotel complex and a member-only club, The Ned has seven distinct restaurants, including a highly rated Asian-Pacific venue and three popular bars. Throw in roaring 20s-inspired rooms and state-of-the-art spa treatments, and well, what more could your VIPs need?
Unforgettable Events in London
London offers it all when it comes to luxury hotels for your VIPs, all of which have unique event spaces that range in size. Whether it’s architectural masterpieces, stylish boutique establishments, or world-class dining, there’s bound to be something your guests will enjoy.
Get in touch with our team today and we’ll help you find the venue that best suits the event you’re planning.