The hotel was built in 1989 according to the design of Philippe Starck and consists of six floors with a total of 204 rooms, including suites and lofts with large windows. The design combines architectural features ranging from the modern to Baroque. Hotel facilities include a lobby with a 24-hour reception, a safe, currency exchange desk, cloakroom, conference room and lift access as well as a garage and car parking spaces. Dining options include a café, a popular bar featuring a unique design, lights shows and photographs from Jean Baptiste Mondino as well an exquisite and well-known air-conditioned restaurant with a separate non-smoking area. Hotel guests have the option of using the Internet access as well as the room and laundry services available. The Rum Bar is located at the edge of the restaurant and has a bar area serving over a hundred types of Rum. It is a standing bar and has a series of custom-designed high lean-on tables.
This hotel is situated at the heart of lively Covent Garden, in the theatre district and only a few minutes' walk from countless entertainment and shopping venues, restaurants and museums. Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, Soho and the commercial district are all to be found in the immediate vicinity of the hotel.Driving from London Heathrow, take the M4 to the A4 which carries onto Cromwell Road, and follow through to Old Brompton Road and Hyde Park Corner. Follow through to Trafalgar Square. The hotel is located on St Martins Lane. From London Heathrow by rail, take the Heathrow Express to London Paddington railway station. Then take a taxi or take London underground Piccadilly Line to Leicester Square and take two rights onto St Martins Lane. From London Gatwick by rail, take the Gatwick Express to London Victoria railway station and then take a taxi.