Celebrate the New Year at Corinthia Hotel London
London goes on sale in the New Year, making the capital city of England a magnet for shoppers hunting down a bargain on the High Street or in couture. The volatility of the British currency
London goes on sale in the New Year, making the capital city of England a magnet for shoppers hunting down a bargain on the High Street or in couture. The volatility of the British currency will make next year’s January sales a bumper experience for visitors from the GCC. Running from Boxing Day (December 26th 2016) to end January 2017, the sales run the gamut of London’s major shopping avenues – from Bond Street and Burlington Arcade to Regent Street and Sloane Street in Knightsbridge. Mark downs of exclusive designer brands can be as much as 50%.
Bond Street boasts an A-Z of exclusive brands across designer fashion, luxury goods and fine jewels, including Bulgari, Burberry, Chanel, Christian Dior, Fendi, Gucci, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Prada, St Laurent and Valentino.
Burlington Arcade provides a similar breadth of shops, including Ciro, Lalique, La Perla, Linley, Manolo Blahnik, N.Peal, Vilebrequin and Vintage Rolex.
Corinthia Hotel London’s team of concierges are on hand to point shoppers in the right direction so they can secure their objects of desire and get them there at short notice. The hotel has access to a fleet of high-end cars, including ‘S’ class Mercedes and Jaguars, available within the hour.
The hotel’s concierges can arrange personal shopping experiences at Harrods in Knightsbridge and Selfridges in Oxford Street, arrange collections from shops to save being loaded down with bags*, and can provide an entrée to exclusive brand shops, such as Dolce & Gabbana on Bond Street, to give shoppers a VIP experience.
And if the thought of shopping is too much, guests can languish in the hotel’s four-storey ESPA spa and nip downstairs to the Harrods gift shop in the hotel’s Lobby which will satisfy most gift requests. It is the only Harrods shop outside those located in airports.
Spending time in the hotel also means being able to sample modern British cuisine at the hotel’s Northall restaurant and southern Italian cuisine at Massimo. There is also an opportunity to sample the best Middle Eastern cuisine under the same roof as the hotel’s Adham Azzam can prepare specific dishes to order. Fluent in Arabic, he is an experienced chef, having worked across the Middle East in top hotels and restaurants for the last 18 years, including running his own catering business in Beirut. Hot and cold mezze and main dishes are his stock in trade.
Moreover, the team of concierges are on hand to find tables at other top London restaurants and bars, such as favourite Indian restaurants such as Amaya, Chutney Mary and Gymkana, Italian restaurants such as Ciccone’s and Scalini and the current clutch of uber trendy places, including Sexy Fish, Novikov, Zuma and Hakasan.
Room rates at the Corinthia Hotel London from 26 December 2016 until the end of January 2017 start from £474 for two persons per night, inclusive of taxes and fees.