Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square
What happens when multiple millions are poured into restoring a building with a vaulted history, like that of the historic Port of London Authority building, found mere steps from the Tower of London? The Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square. A mouthful, to be sure. But the newly restored exterior of the building is a glorious eyeful to boot. With Corinthian columns and a gigantic statue of Father Thames, it’s striking to say the least.
But it doesn’t stop there. The restoration has brought to life some of the building’s original features, including the old boardroom, a walnut-panelled space where the first meeting of the United Nations took place in 1946. Much of historic Ten Trinity Square suffered during the Blitz, like the columns in the rotunda. But here, again, a nod to history has been made. Right at the heart of the hotel, the current rotunda draws the eye up to the gleaming dome above, past new columns winding their way up.
Higher up the hotel, guests will find the 100 guestrooms and suites, many of which also retain original features. Here, like elsewhere, the signature touch of the Four Seasons can be felt; high-end amenities, a sophisticated (read: creams and light greys) colour palette, and plenty of technological bells and whistles, from flat-screen TVs to Nespresso machines.
The lavish Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square is also home to the elegant La Dame de Pic from Michelin-starred chef Anne-Sophie Pic, which serves luxurious French cuisine. And Asian fine dining restaurant, Mei Ume. But for those for whom decadence is experienced through pampering rather than epicurean delights, there’s a 1,680-square-metre day spa, which has its own hammam suite, as well as an indoor swimming pool, vitality pool, steam room and sauna.