In partnership with: Washington Mayfair Hotel
Tucked away on Mayfair’s Curzon Street is The Washington Mayfair Hotel. Having opened in 1913, the hotel was taken over by the Ladies United Services Club during the First World War. The group assisted soldiers upon their return home and ever since the hotel has developed a rich history and has seen Italian artists and American actors become an important part of its clientele. Today, The Washington Mayfair maintains its original status as a premium getaway spot in the capital, with service standards upheld by staff who preserve a welcoming atmosphere throughout the hotel, from friendly faces at reception to knowledgeable waiting staff in Madison’s restaurant.
Just a short distance from Buckingham Palace, the hotel boasts an art deco-inspired exterior, complete with bas-relief details on the brickwork. Inside, the decor is classic, but is complemented by modern furnishings. With the cultural Royal Academy of Arts and peaceful surrounds of Grosvenor Square within walking distance, the hotel’s location makes it an idyllic place to spend a romantic getaway in London.
Every year when February comes around, and Valentine’s Day becomes the hot topic on everyone’s lips, the pressure often mounts when trying to plan the perfect way to spend time with your other half. This year, The Washington Mayfair is hosting Date Night in Mayfair throughout February.
The Valentine’s-inspired offering includes a one-night stay in one of the hotel's spacious yet cosy suites and a three-course dinner with wine. In keeping with the meticulous service synonymous with the hotel, no detail is forgotten with a romantic rose petal turndown provided as part of the experience alongside indulgent chocolate-dipped strawberries and chilled champagne. A traditional full-English buffet breakfast follows in the morning, and a late 4pm check-out provides ample opportunity to make the most of a tranquil, romantic escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. The only problem will be trying to find an experience as thoughtful as this one next year.