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The Park Tower Knightsbridge, A Luxury Collection Review

Located in the heart of Knightsbridge in a 1973 designed building by Swiss British architect Richard Seifert, the hotel is instantly recognisable due to its brutalist architecture. Once inside you enter a world of ultimate luxury with impeccable service, fantastic dining options, and guest rooms and suites fit for Royalty. The Luxury Editor recently visited this Luxury Collection property in the heart of London. Read on to discover more. 

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Background And Concept

Part of The Luxury Collection group by Marriott, The Park Tower Knightsbridge is a five-star property in the heart of Belgravia. It first opened to guests in 1973, a noticeable new landmark on the west London skyline, with its distinctive circular design. All 271 rooms and suites come with a view thanks to its 360° structure with panoramic views of the London skyline from the guest rooms on the upper floors. 200-thread count cotton sheets marble bathrooms with deep soaking tubs come as standard. In-room spa services are available, as well as The Park Tower Butler for premium guest rooms and suites.

Afternoon Tea is served in The Knightsbridge Lounge in the heart of the hotel. While the Hyde Bar is the hotel’s main dining establishment offering cocktails, fine wines, and spirits, à la carte dining day and evening with their not-to-be-missed Wagyu beef options.

Location

Situated in the heart of Knightsbridge, with Harvey Nichols next door to you, Belgravia behind you, Harrods and South Kensington’s Museums moments away and luxury shopping at Sloan Street only a two-minute walk away. Knightsbridge tube station is virtually below you which can whisk you into Piccadilly Circus in around ten minutes and connect you with Heathrow in the other direction.

The hotel is located on Lowndes Square Gardens and close to Motcomb Street, make sure you when you stay you visit the Pantechnicon at the bottom of Lowndes Square, this mixed-use building has restaurants, bars, and a shop all centered around Japanese and Nordic culture and is well worth a visit.

Rooms & Suites

The 271 guest rooms and suites feature a luxury collection bed and 200 threat count sheets, bathrooms are finished in marble with bathrobes and slippers coming as standard, a heated vanity mirror, generous walk-in showers with glass doors and deep soaking tubs add to the luxury.

Rooms all come with WIFI so you can stay connected during your stay and there is no shortage of entertainments with 42 satellite TV channels in 8 languages on TV’s in addition to movies on demand and the hotel’s circular design means no room has a blocked view.

Room categories start with their Classic room with a king bed. These rooms capture a sophisticated marriage of modern style and timeless grace. Décor embraces a warm contemporary palette, accented with crystal, chrome, wood. Exquisite furnishings include a handcrafted chaise lounge, an elegant desk and a coffee table.

Executive rooms are located on the sixth to the twelfth floors, 31m² these rooms boast large windows that frame singular views of the surrounding neighbourhood and vivid cityscape. A bower of chic elegance, each room features a lovely chaise lounge and coffee table, a gracious desk by the window, artful detailing in silver, leather and wood–all in a pleasing palette of refined taupe and sand.

Moving onto their Panoramic rooms, these are located on high floors, offer fabulous views of the city and additional luxuries and amenities. 

Then comes their suite class of guest accommodation of which there are six.

Highlights include their Panoramic Suites located on the 14th, 15th and 16th floors which offer incredible views, a superb hand-finished credenza, opulent sofas and armchairs, as well as a large desk by the window. An elegant powder room leads directly off from the living area. Their Hyde Park and Westminster suites offering the ultimate in luxury and then finishing with their grandest suite in the hotel, the Lowndes Suite. 

The Lowndes Suite is a two bedroom suite with butler service, outstanding views across London, and huge floor space which spreads across tw bedrooms, a large living and dining area, and two bathrooms.

Lowndes Suite

Take a tour around the suite and hotel on our Instagram.

The view

Just wow and every room in the suite has an incredible view.

Bedrooms

There are two bedrooms in the suite, one baster bedroom and a second bedroom which can include a double bed or two twin beds. They both have their own bathroom area.

Master Bedroom Bathroom

The master bathroom must be one of the best in London. Focused around a large twin tub, which is ideal for a night-time bath and cocktail! It also includes a large marble shower area which can also be turned into a steam room with the flick of a switch and with amenities by Molton Brown there is no reason to even leave this space!

The view from the bath at night is incredible.

Living Area

The huge living area is split into a dining area with a dining table that seats six, a work area, and living room with corner sofa an TV.

There is a separate mini bar area too with tea and coffee facilities and drinks can be ordered on request.

Food & Drink

The superb culinary options at The Park Tower Knightsbridge are known as some of the finest dining options in London. Savour world-renowned Wagyu beef at The Hyde Bar (included in our guide to the best luxury hotels in London), enjoy charming alfresco lunches on the terrace or sophisticated afternoon teas served in their elegant atelier-like Knightsbridge lounge.

Hyde Park Bar

Located on the ground floor of the hotel the Hyde Park Bar has the air of a private members’ club with dark wood panelling. Cabinets are filled with over 130 different types of whisky and premium cigars. Casual yet refined, the kitchen serves light meals including hand-stretched pizzas, mezze plates, and club sandwiches, alongside à la carte specialities focussing on traditional favourites such as a refined take on haddock, chips and mushy peas, lamb cutlets and their incredible Wagyu beef options. In addition to their à la carte menu, they also offer a full Arabic menu.

See both menus here

Below highlights what we ate during our stay and we actually took cocktails and dessert back to the suite.

Following dinner head to the intimate terrace area connected to the Hyde Park bar for a drink or nightcap.

Knightsbridge Lounge

Positioned in the heart of the hotel and graced by an 18-foot tear dropped chandelier and a canopy of magnolia blossoms, the enchanting circular room is decorated with a trompe l’oeil wall motif of draped silk fabric and a stellar collection of original artwork and is where Afternoon Tea is served daily.

The new Floral Afternoon Tea at The Park Tower Knightsbridge (listed in our guide to the best Afternoon Tea in London) pays homage to the new Sanctuary Garden category at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, and of course, the hotel’s proximity to Hyde Park, the largest of the Royal Parks, is further reason for this dainty theme.

A selection of signature delicacies such as the Garden Rose Custard inspired by the traditional English rose and fragrant Lavender Cupcakes feature on the menu and are accompanied by an array of sandwiches and warm fresh scones all beautifully presented on a floral cake stand adorned with delicate silk flowers. 

Breakfast

Breakfast was served as room service during our stay (due to Covid restrictions), traditional continental and hot breakfast menu and also an Arabic breakfast was on offer, we opted for the Arabic breakfast and were not disappointed.

Fitness Centre

The hotel also includes a small fitness centre.

The Luxury Collection

For the global explorer, The Luxury Collection offers a gateway to the world’s most exciting and desirable destinations and is comprised of world-renowned hotels and resorts offering unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories. Originated in 1906 as a collection of Europe’s most celebrated and iconic properties, today The Luxury Collection brand is a celebration of nearly 120 of the world’s finest hotels and resorts in more than 35 countries and territories and The Park Tower Knightsbridge is part of this prestigious hotel collection. (read reviews of other The Luxury Collection properties here)

Final Thoughts

The Park Tower Knightsbridge is timeless and elegant, close to the best luxury shopping in London as well as conveniently located to explore the rest of London. Staff couldn’t do more to look after you, and the suites are just perfect. This property has been included in our guide to the best luxury hotels in London

Contact Details

Website: www.marriott.com
Address: 101 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RN