The legendary Café Royal has reopened as London's latest luxury hotel, four years after it was closed for a multimillion-pound refurbishment. Originally opened in 1865 and once the home of the National Sporting Club, it is run by property and design entrepreneurs Alfred and Georgi Akirov.
Opened 7 December
Owner Alrov Properties
General manager Louis Sailer
Executive chef Andrew Turner
Designer David Chipperfield Architects
Facilities include the Ten Room brasserie-style restaurant, the Grill Room and Domino restaurant with Champagne bar as well as the main bar and contemporary café. In the new year the Aksha Holistic Wellbeing Centre will be launched, together with six historic suites, the largest of which, the Empire, will measure 212sq m.
Price From £450 per night
Address 68 Regent Street, London W1B 4DY
Telephone 020 7406 3333