London Capital of Cool: Sleep easy

London Capital of Cool: Sleep easy

The London Edition

Pitch: This 173-bedroom Fitzrovia hotel opened in September on the site of the former Berners Hotel.

Spaces to hire: Located on the first floor are two studios, the smaller seating up to 12 guests, the larger accommodating up to 80. Above the hotel restaurant, Berners Tavern is a private dining room with space for 14 guests, featuring menus from chef Jason Atherton. The basement bar - the hotel's version of Studio 54 - can hold up to 220 guests.

Don't miss: The Penthouse with its wrap-around terrace, which can also be used to host intimate events.

Preferred supplier list: No.

Venue at a glance

Tube: Tottenham Court Road
Cost: From £700
Postcode: W1T 3NP
Max capacity: 220
Contact: (020) 7908 7980
Website: edition-hotels.marriott.com/london

Rosewood London

The pitch: This five-star hotel, housed in the Grade II-listed former headquarters of the Pearl Assurance Company, opened in October.

Spaces to hire: There are 11 event spaces - the star of the show being the 555-capacity Grand Ballroom with its dramatic staircases that lead to a balcony overlooking the foyer. Two private dining rooms - one with a show kitchen - three boardrooms and a series of interconnecting salons complete the offering.

Don't miss: The Event Studio, a unique space showcasing the hotel's collection of event accessories, including china, linen, crystal and silverware.

Preferred supplier list: McQueens (flowers), Gary Parkes (entertainment), PSAV (AV).

Venue at a glance

Tube: Holborn
Cost: POA
Postcode: WCIV 7EN
Max capacity: 555
Contact: (020) 7781 8888
Website: rosewoodhotels.com/london

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