Description & Location
The Arch London is a luxury lifestyle hotel in an enviable setting, just a stone’s throw from Marble Arch. Spanning seven Georgian townhouses and two mews homes, this urban hideaway offers a unique combination of English heritage and contemporary style with 82 individually designed guestrooms and an inspiring restaurant and bar.
Installations of commissioned art by emerging British artists can be found throughout the hotel, punctuating the formal spaces created by the glorious Georgian architecture. The 82 guestrooms and suites also showcase pieces alongside ten individually designed colour schemes.
The guestrooms offer a fusion of style and comfort. Rich textiles, crisp linens, sumptuous furnishings and striking wallpapers complement the classic Georgian features. The bathrooms are with black granite and mirrored finishes, revitalising rain showers, state-of-the-art flat screen televisions at the end of the baths and exclusive Malin + Goetz products, provide true indulgence.
The beautiful Georgian buildings that make up The Arch London, were originally built as residential homes during the 18th Century. After the war, the buildings continued as private dwellings, until they were converted into two hotels, in 1975, The Bryanston Court and Concorde Hotel. AB Hotels purchased the buildings in September 2001, when The Arch London’s story began.
The art collection at The Arch London, features works by emerging British artists. The public areas are all adorned with engaging pieces, starting with Vincent Poole’s collage ‘New Shoes’; a vibrant female silhouette of iconic images taken from the surrounding area.
Like HUNter 486, the hotel’s restaurant and bar, the four
wonderfully spacious suites at The Arch London, take their names from
the 1950s local dialling codes: ABBey 222 - 222 Westminster (Westminster Abbey); CHAncery 242 - 242 Holborn (Chancery Lane); JUNiper 586 - 586 St. Johns Wood; SULlivan 785 - 799 Westminster
Each room includes:
- Wireless internet access
- Nespresso and Jing tea making facilities
- Soft drinks minibar
- Sky HD Package including additional foreign channels
- DVD/CD player with access to the hotel DVD library
- Internet radio with I-Pod docking
- US and European adaptors in each room
- Laptop safe with charging facilities
- Guest amenities include Malin & Goetz products, Babyliss hairdryer, bath pillow, shoe horn & clothes brush
Location and Travel
The Arch London is set on a quiet residential street close to Marble Arch at the top of Park Lane and is just two blocks from Selfridges and Hyde Park. The chic boutiques and fashionable attractions of Marylebone, plus the famous shopping areas of Oxford Street and Bond Street are also within easy reach by foot. The extensive tube network also means that whether staying for business or pleasure, everything you want to experience or explore is right on your doorstep.
The Arch London
50 Great Cumberland Place
W1H 7FD London -0.1601179
The Arch London
The Arch London is a luxury lifestyle hotel in an enviable setting, just a stone’s throw from Marble Arch. Spanning seven Georgian townhouses and two mews homes, this urban hideaway offers a unique combination......
HUNter 486, The Arch London’s bar and restaurant area, demonstrates trendsetting style. Taking its name from the 1950s district dialling code for Marylebone, it mixes classic glamour and timeless hospitality for an unforgettable eating and drinking experience. Each space has its own story to tell. Guests and locals can lounge with a martini in the Library, linger over a delicious meal in the dining area of the open plan kitchen or celebrate with champagne and cocktails at The Bar or Le Salon de Champagne.
A lively open plan kitchen with authentic wood fired oven and gorgeous leather banquettes, provide effortless chic and a friendly atmosphere – perfect for intimate meals or for more formal entertaining. Head Chef, Shane Pearson, uses the finest locally grown produce and organic ingredients to create inspiring menus of satisfying dishes to savour at any time of day.
The Bar at The Arch London is the soul of HUNter 486. Whether enjoying a quiet drink before dinner or catching up with friends for the evening, the inviting atmosphere always makes you want to stay longer. The stylish pewter top bar, iconic Philippe Starck bar stools and pressed tin ceiling are matched by an glittering variety of premium drinks and spirits and tantalising signature cocktails.
Le Salon de Champagne
Urban sophisticates will fall in love with Le Salon de Champagne. It features original designer chairs by Tom Dixon, intimate booths with floor to ceiling banquette seating and an elegant champagne graffiti ceiling of famous quotes and tasting notes, painted by award-winning illustrator, Sara Fanelli. Guests will enjoy the arty social vibe as much as the fine choice of fizz and flawless personal service.
The Martini Library
The Martini Library at HUNter 486, with its plush armchairs, period stone fireplaces, and intriguing collection of Taschen and Daunt books, celebrates the magical golden age of Broadway. Relax with a scrumptious handmade sweet or savoury éclair, featuring intricate edible prints and images. The Arch London brings a flavour of Paris producing these decorative delicacies, including favourites such as the Strawberry Veuve Clicquot éclair and the Foie Gras & Sauternes éclair. Add expertly shaken martinis, Jing teas and a ‘press to refresh’ service, where guests can request a top-up at the touch of a button, the Library is the ideal place for creative spirits to unwind.
With its central location, artistic flair, fine food and exceptional personal service, The Arch London is a great choice for events, from private dinners to cocktail parties and press launches.
The function room, WHItehall 944, is an attractive and flexible space, situated on the lower ground floor. It features all the latest equipment like 2 x 52” flat LCD screens, 106” drop down projector screen and concealed projector, ambient mood lighting, Nespresso coffee machine, CD/Blu-ray DVD Player etc. This flexible room can be dressed and lit in a variety of ways to suit a boardroom style meeting for 20, a theatre style meeting for 30, a decadent private dinner for 20 or a cocktail reception for 60.
The Martini Library
The Martini Library at HUNter 486, with its plush armchairs, period stone fireplaces, and intriguing collection of Taschen and Daunt books, celebrates the magical golden age of Broadway. It is the perfect cosy venue for an intimate cocktail reception or exclusive product launch for up to 50 guests.
The Study is a stunning room bathed in natural daylight, a great place to meet with friends for drinks or conduct an informal business meeting for up to 6 people.
The Arch London also offers a unique combination of the function room WHItehall 944 with two of its luxury courtyard bedroom suites (SULlivan 785 and ABBey 222) to make the WEStminster suite - the ultimate in private entertaining.
SULlivan 785 and ABBey 222 each has a set of full height glass doors opening on to a tranquil private courtyard, comfortable seating area with sofa and chairs, large flat screen television and are adorned with photography from a leading London photographer. The suites also come with a separate study area, a kitchenette and luxe high spec bathrooms. The WEStminster suite can hold a cocktail receptions for up to 70 guests.
“London’s latest hotel opening, The Arch London, oozes sensuality, from the cocktail bar to the Martini Library” The Guardian
“There are hotels a plenty around London’s Marble Arch district…but The Arch London has brought boutique hotel looks and five star furnishings to the area. Service is charming throughout” Australian Gourmet Traveller
“2010 is arguably the year of the éclair and at London’s latest boutique hotel, The Arch, you can order sweet and savoury éclairs served with ice–cold Martinis or Jing tea in their broadway inspired Martini Library” The Evening Standard
“A stylish and contemporary Marble Arch townhouse…Individually decorated bedrooms are swish, so abandon your party plans, pop on your PJs and indulge in a decadent evening watching movies from the hotel’s film library” Time Out
Bringing a sense of humour to the Georgian reception lounge are
Julie Cockburn’s embroidered antique map ‘You Are the Key To My Soul
5’ and Georgia Fiennes’ quirky British Bulldog, ‘Spud III’. Adding
drama to the study, Nigel Bird’s powerful charcoal drawing ‘Embers III’
and Linda Culverwell’s colourful liquid gloss painting, ‘Olive’s and
Cream with Burgundy Wine’. Adjacent to the contemporary video wall
above the reception desk are the intense colours of Jasmine
Pradissitto’s ‘H20 Molecule’ and the exciting textures of Martha
Winter’s ‘Blue Void Ring IV’ wall sculpture. The abstract
paintings in the Salon de Champagne, by Eleonore Pironneau, beautifully
represent the fizz of champagne bubbles. Corridors, suites and
guestrooms also include original works by Andrew Crane, Helen Booth,
Ray Malone, Jenny Smith, Pip Dickens, and Peter Defty, with some rooms
featuring limited edition photographs by Natalie Tkachuk’s, named
‘Posted’ – a collection of love letters from a WW11 soldier to his