By Alexandra Taylor

London, a posh city bustling with luxury shopping, a slew of hip pubs and nightclubs, divine tea and scones, and more than enough historic sights to explore, is sure to constantly impress time after time.

A new luxury find, settled just a stone’s throw away from Hyde Park and amidst the luxury accommodations and shopping district of Oxford and Bond Street, is The Arch London. A newly built boutique hotel, which opened earlier this year, The Arch London merged seven Georgian townhouses and two mews houses to create a luxury hotel along the elegant Great Cumberland Place. Juxtaposing contemporary style with a classic English setting, the hotel offers its guests a quaint and lavish stay with splendid accommodations and service.

The hotel has 82 guestrooms and lavish suites decorated with modern British artwork throughout. With a creative eye for detail from the charming wallpaper to the luxurious bedding and fine furnishings, the hotel is truly a new gem to be explored. The style mimics that of the local neighborhood, custom designed to evoke novelty and charm. The refreshing mixture of bright colors, patterns, and textures combined with the refined elegance of the hotel structure itself provides a great contemporary aura without feeling stuffy or out of place. The modern amenities – from the state-of-the-art flat screen television in the granite bath to the entertainment features – offer a relaxing holiday perfect for a business trip or savvy city getaway.

The Arch London also offers a great trendsetting bar and restaurant. HUNter 486 named for the 1950′s district dialing code for Marylebone, combines the retro with contemporary style evoking a hip atmosphere, perfect for a dinner or champagne tasting in the Le Salon de Champagne. Classic English dishes with a twist are cooked in the open kitchen with an authentic, wood-fired oven and presented in a luxe dining area filled with plush leather seats and chic décor. For a quick bite try the cream of artichoke and truffle soup with the caramelized and the goat’s cheese and onion tart with pickled walnut salad. The dishes are savory and will satisfy any food craving.

Stroll through Hyde Park in the morning, after a delicious breakfast, admiring the beautiful landscapes or head to the fashionable Marylebone and stylish Bond Street for a day of shopping and lavish dining. With a perfect locale and quiet location close to all the main attractions of the great city of London, The Arch London sets the bar high for boutique luxury hotels and offers an unwinding and posh holiday in a hip new setting.

The Arch London: 50 Great Cumberland Place, Marble Arch London

Originally published December 2010
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