In one of London’s largest hotel rooms

Siobhan Grogan checked into the Churchill Residential Suite – “a suite about the same size as a large detached house” – at the Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill. Above is the master suite bedroom

Downtown hotel rooms have a reputation for being a bit cramped for occupants — but this one bucks the trend for jaw-dropping style. It’s about the same size as a large detached house.

Welcome to ‘The Churchill Residential Suite’ at the Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill Hotel, which spans 3,498 square feet – that’s around three times the square footage of an average three-bedroom UK house bedrooms.

So it has plenty of space for the whole family – and any passing friends too. Plus, it’s right in the center of London overlooking Portman Square, a two-minute walk from Selfridges on Oxford Street with Soho, Marylebone and Mayfair within walking distance.

The suite is so huge that when I arrived recently I could barely hear my two children when we were in separate rooms.

Elegantly decorated in soothing shades of gray and taupe with mahogany furniture throughout, the suite’s four bedrooms all have their own marble bathrooms amply stocked with an extensive range of Molton Brown products down to lip balm and in mouthwash.

One bedroom can be converted into a private gym if you prefer, while another is specially designed for children, with a pop-up tent, Childs Farm toiletries, mini bathrobes and a range of toys and books .

The huge suite spans 3,498 square feet, roughly three times the square footage of an average three-bedroom UK home.

Kids can even take home their very own plush version of Winston Churchill’s beloved cat, Jock, which is already waiting for them on their bed when they arrive.

Although surprisingly – as the staff are too tight-lipped to reveal the names of former guests – it is leaked that the suite’s last resident stayed here for a year on his own.

That’s despite the fact that the master suite alone is considerably larger than the average London flat, with a dressing room, cavernous bathroom, and wraparound balcony with sofas. If you fancy a change of scenery, you can simply head to the opposite side of the suite where there’s a second balcony for more skyline views.

The suite also includes a full kitchen and dedicated chef on request, a dining room that seats 10, and a huge living room with ornate fireplace and Offenbach grand piano.

Although the hotel opened after the death of Sir Winston Churchill and has no real connection to the man himself other than borrowing his name, the suite and the hotel itself are inspired by the former Prime Minister.

This is especially noticeable in the suite’s giant office, which is modeled after Churchill’s with a leather Chesterfield armchair, shelves lined with books, and even the odd bronze ornament of the top-hatted politician.

His presence is also felt in the art throughout the sequel. The walls display pieces from the hotel’s private collection and the prestigious nearby Thompson Gallery and even include original artwork by Churchill himself.

Of course, you can expect full VIP treatment if you stay. A dedicated team are on hand at all times to organize anything you desire, including champagne picnics in London’s parks or access to a private art gallery.

You can also use an exclusive elevator to access the suite without – horror! – mingle with other hotel guests.

But if you really want to feel like you have London all to yourself, ask reception for the key to the leafy, private gardens of Portman Square just opposite.

Although square residents and other hotel guests are allowed beyond its high walls and locked gate, it was completely empty when we visited despite the sunny weather so we had the tennis court , the children’s play area and flower lined lawns all to ourselves, right in the heart of London. If that’s how the other half lives, I could definitely get used to it.


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