The Connaught

London, England

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    Luxe living in the heart of Mayfair

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Why we choose The Connaught

A sensational location and coveted 100-year tradition in exclusive Mayfair, where guests make the hotel their club

  • Every room has a butler
  • The Connaught Bar is THE place for cocktails—don’t miss the Martini Trolley
  • Hélène Darroze at the Connaught offers two-Michelin-star French cuisine

The Connaught is a series of experiences, each befitting the long-standing icon’s reputation for bespoke service and über-elegance. First you’ll encounter the lobby and public areas, which have a decidedly residential feel. Then you’ll notice the signature mahogany staircase running through the heart of the hotel, which so entranced Ralph Lauren that he asked for a replica to be built in his flagship 5th Avenue store. Even your shoe shine is an event when they’re shined by Lobb-trained butlers while you sip a chilled gin and tonic.

What you need to know about the hotel

The Connaught is a favorite among well-heeled globetrotters because of its elegant and warm atmosphere

  • Aman Spa has five-star treatment rooms and specializes in signature treatments inspired by China, India, Thailand and the Americas
  • A private staircase takes you to the Apartment, featuring vaulted ceilings, wraparound balconies, book-lined corridors, elite artwork and a suite of high-tech delights
  • The Sommelier’s Table beneath the Connaught’s legendary kitchens is surrounded by a collection of 6,000 vintage wines housed in a limestone-clad cellar

From cashmere throws to Thassos marble bathrooms, it’s indulgence after indulgence in the Connaught’s 121 designer rooms and suites. Built in 1897, the hotel is a mix of classic and contemporary charm with many points of interest, including the Moon Garden, a subtle homage to British landscapes in a serene outdoor space, and an expertly curated 3,000-piece art collection.

As for amenities, if the Connaught’s four award-winning restaurants and bars don’t wow you, the spa’s cascading granite water wall within a 60-metre swimming pool might just do it.

Where is it and what's nearby

At home in Mayfair Village, the Connaught puts high-end shopping and sightseeing at your fingertips

  • The Connaught is located on Mount Street, fast becoming London’s chicest shopping stretch, with everything from Louboutin to de la Renta
  • The Gagosian Gallery features work from luminaries like Jeff Koons, Ed Ruscha—even Helmut Newton—with celeb-filled openings
  • Kids of all ages love the London Zoo, filled with exotic animals like gorillas and big cats—not to mention informative zookeepers

Exquisitely fashionable Mayfair is a perfect locale for the Connaught, which occupies a quiet corner in this famed London district. The hotel is ringed by serene Carlos Place; the stunning Tadao Ando water feature, “Silence”; and a neighborhood bursting with designer boutiques and fine art galleries. It’s also just minutes from the city’s most celebrated parks and gardens, Oxford Street and the theaters of the West End.

How to enjoy London

From the fine art galleries of Mayfair and St James  (bring your wallet, this art is for sale) to the elegant terraces surrounding Regent’s Park, sophisticated London abounds. For an edgier side to the city, head to Soho, for the excellent restaurants

  • Explore Shepherd Market, a tiny backstreet square where London’s glitterati of Royals and A-listers go to club and dine
  • To see London from the highest vantage point, take the express lift (no elevators in these parts) to the newly opened observation platform on The Shard
  • Upmarket shopping can be found on Bond Street, South Molton Street and Savile Row. For one-offs and independents, explore the boutiques of King’s Road. Borough Market is perfect to explore stalls featuring local produce, and don’t forget the antique shops on Portobello Road.

Nowhere best captures the understated glamour, impeccable manners and intriguing idiosyncrasies of the British upper classes than the streets around Mayfair. To get up close and personal, however, you have to join in the traditions. Tea at The Ritz or Claridges is a must. (It’s even listed as a proper meal alongside breakfast, lunch and dinner on their menus). Don’t forget an appointment with your man in Jermyn Street (for exquisitely tailored shirts and suits).

For more quintessentially English experiences venture away from the central hub of Mayfair. South of the river there’s Wimbledon. Outside of the tournament, visit the tennis club. It has a museum and drips wealth. The boutiques and cafes of Wimbledon Village are worth an afternoon too. Finally, don’t forget the Queen. It would be rude not to stop by if you are in town. Buckingham Palace does tours. A tourist honeypot, but you can book exclusive tours of the State Rooms.

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    When to visit London

    April: For a ticket-free sporting experience, join the throng along the banks of the Thames at Putney or Chiswick and watch the annual battle between Oxford and Cambridge Universities: The Boat Race (Pimm’s obligatory).
    May: Chelsea Flower Show
    June/July: To see the world’s greatest tennis players in action, get tickets for Wimbledon during the last week of June and first of July.
    July: Henley Royal Regatta
    August : Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
    September: London Fashion Week

  • We say

    A recent refurbishment brightened the whole hotel and created a variety of charmingly decorated rooms.

  • A word from the hotel

    A foodie must-visit is Borough Market. I can never resist buying Stilton from Neal’s Yard Dairy.
    Hélène Darroze, Cuisiniere

  • Did you know

    Ralph Lauren has long been a fan of the Connaught; and was so taken by the iconic mahogany staircase that runs through the heart of the hotel that he asked for a replica to be built in his flagship 5th Avenue store when it opened.

  • A word from the hotel

    The John Lobb shoe shine chair is on the first floor of the hotel. Here your shoes are expertly shined by Lobb trained butlers, while you sip on a chilled gin and tonic and have your jacket taken away to be pressed before a smart night out.
    Paul Heery, Executive Assistant Manager

  • A word from the hotel

    A martini from the glamorous ‘Martini Trolley’ in the Connaught Bar is a must when in town. My personal favourite is the martini with Lavender or Vanilla bitters - decisions decisions...!
    Agostini Perrone, Head Mixologist

  • Awards and accolades

    Hélène Darroze at the Connaught holds two Michelin stars.

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When you book with us

Because of our special relationship with The Connaught, we include these exclusive benefits when you book through Protravel:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast for up to two in-room guests
  • A GBP £60 credit to be used towards food & beverage (available in all outlets including our fine dining restaurant Helene Darroze) or Spa credit. Valid once per stay
  • Welcome amenity

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