For a true taste of London, you need go no farther than the Lobby Lounge, a relaxed spot offering drinks, snacks and specialties from two local partners. Melt, an award-winning chocolate shop, brings fresh, handmade treats straight from their kitchen in Notting Hill. And the Tea Palace, also based in Notting Hill, serves the widest selection of fine quality teas and infusions in the UK.
It is a smart, modern building, built of beige stone.
The 60 superbly appointed suites offer an elegant fusion of beautiful neo-classical and contemporary design. All suite guests can enjoy complimentary access to Club InterContinental, a drive in an Aston Martin, dedicated Concierge and 24h Butler service. Located on the 7th floor with stunning views over Buckingham Palace, Club InterContinental is an exclusive lounge with the atmosphere of a private London club. The experience is complimentary for Executive rooms and Suites and is available for all other room types at a supplement. Guest rooms are designed to evoke a timeless residential feel with a distinct local flavour. Fabrics are part of a heritage collection, reflecting the colours used in stately homes. Furnishings are a modern interpretation of traditional English design.
The setting is stylish but relaxed, and you’ll feel just as comfortable dropping in for a drink with friends as making reservations for a four-course dinner. The menu changes daily to highlight the season’s best ingredients and includes special dishes such as Scottish Scallops with Lentils di Castelluccio and Fresh Devon Crab with Aioli, Bruschetta and Mixed Leaves. Cookbook Cafe was created to give aspiring chefs and sommeliers a place to learn and share their know-how, but it’s also an excellent option if all you want is a delicious meal. Artisans demonstrate their skills at cooking stations and there’s a daily menu of starters, entrées and desserts. The atmosphere is like a breath of fresh air – casual, comfortable and flooded with daylight from the enormous windows overlooking Hyde Park.
Once the site of a royal residence, InterContinental London Park Lane is now the epitome of modern elegance. Located between Mayfair and Knightsbridge in view of Buckingham Palace, the hotel is not far from the Tower of London, Big Ben and Trafalgar Square. Also worth seeing is the Victoria and Albert Museum, Madame Tussauds and The National Portrait Gallery.