Location wise, it’s hard to find a better spot than the newly refurbished Bailey’s Hotel, a Millennium & Copthorne Hotels property situated directly opposite Gloucester Road tube station in West London. A stone’s throw from the famous designer shops of Sloane Street, guests will have a hard time keeping their credit cards under lock and key while exploring the streets of Chelsea.
Culture vultures also fare well, with many of London’s most famous museums and art galleries just a few tube stops away. City tours, treasure hunts and other incentives can be easily organised by the venue for corporate groups.
A former Victorian townhouse, Bailey’s has retained its original style since the refurbishment, giving visitors the chance to absorb a slice of British history. Despite being home to 212 spacious bedrooms, the property retains a cosy boutique feel, with staff on hand to cater to guests’ every need.
A spectacular sweeping staircase runs through the hotel’s centre, bringing a touch of Hollywood glamour to the venue. While guests can access their rooms from here, there’s also a lift available for those who prefer to save their energy for sightseeing. The hotel is also adjoined to The Millennium Conference Centre, which boasts 12 meetings and events rooms and can host up to 500 people theatre-style or 600 for a reception.
Eating and drinking
Diners should check out Olives Bar & Lounge, the hotel’s buzzing ground-floor restaurant. Attracting visitors from all over town, the eatery is an ideal spot for a secluded corporate dinner, open to both hotel guests and the general public.
The menu is Italian, but the emphasis is on luxury dining, with waiters on hand to explain and recommend dishes and wines. From fresh burrata oozing onto plates to perfectly seared lamb cutlets and fresh fish, there are no standard issue Margarita pizzas here. The newly renovated restaurant is available for private hire and can hold up to 85 people for an intimate event. The venue converts to a breakfast buffet in the morning, serving a range of traditional British dishes, while an à la carte breakfast menu is also available for those who want it.
Despite the hotel’s traditional charms, room are bright, airy and modern, with plush king-sized beds and wi-fi throughout. Single rooms are also available for business guests, all kitted out with the same amenities and stylish décor.
Bathrooms are equally bright and spacious, and guests won’t be disappointed by the luxury toiletries or plush bathrobes. A room-service menu is available, which is ideal for late arrivals and delegates travelling from afar.
C&I Traveller stayed at Baileys Hotel London on 28 April 2016.
Largest Meeting Room Capacity: 600
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