Living Large in London

We check into London’s A-list hotel hangouts to see where celebs rest their fame-weary heads while in the UK capital of cool



By Paul Ewart

Published: Fri 15 Feb 2013, 12:29 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 8:35 PM

London town — together with New York — is at the core of all things hip. From here, global fashion trends are made, food trends are spawned and stars are born. And being a style epicentre means that there’s everything on hand a visiting celeb could possibly need, from luxe designer boutiques to world-class restaurants, but most importantly, uber-swish hotels.

Yes, these hotels definitely have 
serious star quality, which means that anyone can live like a member of 
Hollywood’s elite — albeit for the 
duration of your holiday! And you’re virtually guaranteed a chance encounter with a genuine A-lister, just keep your eyes peeled…

CORINTHIA GRAND

Set in one of the capital’s grandest 
Victorian buildings, the Corinthia Grand officially opened its doors in April 
last year. The Corinthia may be the new kid on the block, but it’s already making a splash in the London hospitality world, becoming the latest hottest luxury destination for local celebs and visiting ones alike.

What’s nearby?

Located steps away from Embankment tube station, literally a few minutes from 10 Downing Street and close 
to world-class cultural institutions 
such as the National Gallery and Royal Opera House. The hotel is also a stone’s throw away from the London Eye 
and Southbank.

Check out…

The hotel’s ESPA Life spa. Spread 
over a jaw-dropping four floors — that’s 3,300 square metres of total indulgence and wellbeing — the Corinthia’s 
spa takes city hotel pampering to 
new heights.

A labyrinthine collection of black marble corridors link a huge hydrotherapy pool, crystal steam room, a nine-metre pool and a striking amphitheatre-like sauna.

Spa hounds rejoice!

Celeb fans include…

Despite its youth, the hotel has already hosted last year’s BAFTA brunch party, the after-party for Pirates of the Caribbean 3 and glossy magazine soirées aplenty. Celeb guests and fans include the likes of Johnny Depp and Colin Firth. And in true hipster style, fashion IT girl Alexa Chung was already 
frequenting the hotel way before its official opening.

rejoice


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