So, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and although we don't exactly need a special occasion to spoil our loved ones, it's always nice to celebrate these moments together in style. But remember, planning is always key, especially if you want to be in a stylish and romantic setting on probably one of the busiest days of the year for hotels! We’ve put together our Top Ten recommendations of designer hotels which will no doubt blow your partner away. Be prepared for some seriously romantic designed spaces and start taking notes!
St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel, Kings Cross
This boutique hotel is based in a stunning Neo-Gothic building by St Pancras International Station. Sir John Betjeman called this Gothic treasure “too beautiful and too romantic to survive” in a world of tower blocks and concrete and after years of restoration, it has been hailed as one of the most romantic destinations in the London, The hotel also boasts a stunning main staircase and offers sumptuous rooms filled with luscious fabrics and textiles.
The London Edition, Fitzrovia
The London Edition is a more sober boutique hotel experience with its dark wooden panelling and elegant Mid-Century furniture which creates an intimate cabin-like feel. Ideal for those people who want take a romantic stroll in Green Park or to be stone's throw from Buckingham Palace.
W Hotel, Leicester Square
The W is a bold mix of glamour, quirkiness and decadence and is right in the heart of the West End near vibrant Soho and the multitude of shops and entertainment of Covent Garden! If you want to be in the middle of all the action London has to offer but retain some sophistication, then this hotel is the place for you!
Zetter Townhouse, Clerkenwell
The Zetter Townhouse is a comfortable boutique hotel designed with a tasteful Georgian style. Full of charm and eccentricity, it feels as though it's a place your socialite Aunt would stay or be a place a writer like Hemmingway would seclude himself from the world to write his novel. Doesn't hurt the hotel also has an award-winning cocktail bar.
Sanderson Hotel, West End
We love how the Sanderson offers visitors simplicity but with a dash of elegance - a perfect retreat for minimalist lovers. Described as a landmarked 1950s building which has been transformed by Philippe Starck into a surreal Cocteau-like dream world, this place is ideal for young lovers to retreat to for a weekend away.
Exhibitionist Hotel, South Kensington
As the name suggests, this is a hotel which likes to make a statement about its interiors. Quirky, anarchic and quite extravagant, this place perfect for anyone who wants go overboard with their celebrations. Each of the 37 rooms has been transformed by a trendy designer to make your stay a unique experience.
Chiltern Firehouse, Marylebone
The hotel sits in a beautiful red brick Victorian firehouse. These exquisitely decorated rooms have a continental look from a different era. This is definitely a place to stay if you're looking for a place that's homely but has a sense of true heritage and class.
45 Park Lane, Mayfair
If you like old Hollywood films and glitzy Art Deco interiors then 45 Park Lane is the perfect place for you. Designed by Thierry Despont; the New York-based architect, curator, artist and designer, this hotel is home a fantastic collection of British art.
This is another great hotel with beautiful dark wood panelling that will make you feel immediately at ease. The design style is described as Asian-inflected and is situated by Hyde Park Corner and hosts a fantastic Ametsa restuarant which showcases the finest Basque cuisine London has to offer.
Me London, The Strand
Me Hotel is modest but elegant and has appeared on the Conde Nast Traveller Hotlist. A 'one-of-a-kind' boutique hotel designed by one of the best English architectural firms: Fosters + Partner. Perfect for those couples who love the theatre as it's by most of the West End incredible theatreland.