Located on Waterloo Place on the corner of Pall Mall, close to the internationally recognised landmarks of Trafalgar Square and Regent Street, the 125,000 sq ft. Grade II listed building, owned by the Crown Estate represents one of the most prestigious hotel addresses in London.
Formerly the banking hall of Cox’s and King’s, the entrance hall is a fascinating balance between old-world allure and modernism, created by the presence of carefully placed vestiges of the building’s past and modern design elements, including specially commissioned pieces of English and French contemporary artists.
The hotel comprises 183 rooms including 8 classic rooms, 73 superior rooms, 84 luxury rooms, 10 junior suites, 7 prestige suites and a royal suite. All the rooms are decorated in natural colour schemes to create a comfortable and warm atmosphere.
The prestige suites and junior suites are spread across each floor with impressive views of Waterloo Place and Pall Mall. Consisting of a lounge or a sitting area, the suites also feature the natural colour schemes found in the guestrooms, and are complemented with a comfortable sofa or an art deco style armchair and pouffe.
When it comes to dining, guests visiting Sofitel London St James will be spoilt for choice.
The Balcon, a 100-cover brasserie has its own entrance at 8 Pall Mall; The Balcon features double height ceilings with design details such as ornate columns set with guilt and marble. The Balcon is an all day dining destination; perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it is also ideal for a morning tea and savouries, a tasty plate of charcuterie or an afternoon tea with a French touch. Here the blends between French and British traditions, styles and ingredients, continue throughout the menu whilst combining innovation and a modern twist.
The St James Bar takes its inspiration from Coco Chanel’s 1920’s apartment, whilst the Rose Lounge sets a feminine tone with its cream and pink colour scheme, creating a fresh ambience complemented by stunning displays of fresh flowers and the sound of a harp.
Spread over three floors, So Spa, the spa has retained the original features of the building. Featuring Sofitel’s signature MyBedTM massage tables, the five So Well treatment rooms, including one duo room. So SPA also houses a private hamam with a central heated marble treatment bed, a Kohler Sok infinity bath with chromotherapy and an Astorina bath with hydrotherapy jet in a room flooded by natural daylight.
Separated from the Tea Bar and retail boutique by decorative screens, So SPA features three individual manicure stations and two custom designed seats with integral foot spas for pedicure treatments. The fitness centre, So FIT, open 24 hours a day, offers the most advanced fitness and wellness equipment with Techno-gym products at the cutting-edge of technology.
If you are stuck deciding on what to do during your stay, then the friendly Concierge will help get you organised! Art lovers will appreciate the hotel’s proximity to London’s National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. For spectacular evening of culture, from musicals to serious drama, London’s West End theatres offer an unbelievable assortment of entertainment. A few steps from Sofitel London St James is the famous, royal St James’s Park where you may be surprised to spot a pelican.. and for a bird’s eye view of this ever-changing city, cross the river and head for the London Eye.
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