When it comes to contemporary boutique hotels in Mayfair, look no further than 45 Park Lane. This property sits just a few metres from its sister hotel The Dorchester, on London’s most famous thoroughfare. 45 Park Lane has just forty-five perfectly designed and appointed rooms & suites – and arguably the finest Penthouse Suite in the city.
On September 1st, 2011 the hotel opened - a member of Dorchester Collection - and Michelin-star winning Austro-American chef Wolfgang Puck brought chic Los Angeles cuisine to the hotel with his restaurant - CUT. A luxury hotel and a beacon of culture with a lively history, 45 Park Lane blends art with landmark architecture in Art Deco style to offer guests a relaxed and luxurious stay in the heart of London’s historic Mayfair – also providing an excellent base to explore the England's capital city.
With a less formal atmosphere than its majestic neighbour, 45 Park Lane has the feel of an exclusive contemporary members' club. This state-of-the-art hotel is popular with locals and jetsetters. Dating back to the swinging 60s, the hotel building is modernist in architectural style with its huge, curved edge designed by Walter Gropius - who founded the Bauhaus School and whose designs include New York’s MetLife Building. In 1965, the hotel had a foray into the world of Playboy, becoming the Playboy Club and casino, though that chapter has been consigned to history with no signs apparent in today’s sleek offering. The design of the building was later reimagined by New York-based French architect, Thierry Despont, who added the shiny aluminium fins that wrap around the building - affording its aerodynamic look.
45 Park Lane also features BAR45, a glamorous, intimate and laid-back coffee or drinks space - the Library, the Media Room and The Spa at 45 Park. This new addition to the hotel offers provides guests with a 20-metre indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna, gym and of course, relaxing & rejuvenating spa treatments.