There’s just something about checking into a hotel for a night that can really take your mind to a peaceful place, even if it’s in your home city. A few weeks ago, I decided a ‘staycation’ was in order when work and training was getting to me a little and I booked myself a one night stay at one of The Dorchester Collection’s hotels in London. 45 Park Lane has been on my radar for quite some time, Natalya and I have been there to dine at their incredible restaurant, Cut (where we even interviewed the founder himself, Wolfgang Puck) but I’ve never actually spent the night in the hotel.
London was having one of it’s gloomy days that day (hence the moody vibe of the images), but honestly, it just contributed to the cosiness of my room. What could be better then zoning out on a giant comfortable bed and enjoying afternoon delights (courtesy of the hotel after turn down) with my favourite tea and just doing nothing but your nails or playing games on your iPad for 24 hours? I did manage to snag myself a booking at Cut for dinner (food review coming soon) but afterwards it was straight back into my robe in time to watch a movie in bed.
The next morning I woke up at my leisure (thanks to an extended checkout) and ordered a healthy fruit salad (and cheeky brioche) breakfast. The simplest foods presented in the most stunning way. I would book again just for the breakfast, but besides the food which goes without saying, is fantastic, one of the highlights from my experience of the hotel had to be when I returned to my room after it was turned down by the maid service and the lady had heated up my hot water bottle (brought with me as I wasn’t feeling too well) and placed it in my bed all nice and warm, it was the best surprise! It’s the little things right?