Secondly, with only 28 rooms (and each with marble bathrooms lined with a full line of Penhaligon’s amenities), service is efficient, regal, warm and extremely personalized with a ratio of two members of staff for each guest. Third, they have an interesting Plunder the Pantry dining concept, where you can have complimentary buffet spreads from morning snacks to afternoon tea to evening canapés, all day up to 1AM, a large convenience for those who need to graze all day or those returning from a long day or an evening out, starving, without having to put in the the effort to look for a 24-hour eatery. (If you don’t believe me, look at its perfect or near-perfect ratings on all the travel websites from TripAdvisor to Expedia to Booking.com.)
And now, befitting to its old world luxury and discretion– it’s not immediate for passers-by to tell that behind the brick and limestone Georgian building– is a completely different world– Hotel 41 has put together a Secrets and Spies package where you can live like 007– just in time for this month’s release ofSpectre. An opportunity to follow in his footsteps on a VIP James Bond London Tour, with the chance to meet an actor or production member from the Bond film series (possibilities include Oscar-winning Sound Editor Norman Wanstall, who worked onGoldfinger, and Caroline Munro, who played Naomi onThe Spy Who Loved Me); a private helicopter ride to see London from new heights, with a private chauffeur transfer to and from the helipad in a Mercedes Benz S-Class; and of course, a ”shaken, not stirred” martini on arrival, are just some of the things on hand. The package is priced at£3,990 per room, per stay for the three nights in a Junior Suite, based on twin sharing. This includes full English breakfast daily.
By Cheryl Tiu