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Festive Indulgence At Conrad London St. James

Conrad London St. James sits on the doorstep of Westminster, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, boasting not only a prime location but also chic design and intuitive service. Set in the heart of the city and just steps from the most iconic London sites, Conrad London St. James offers a smart choice for a modern-day traveller. Guests are welcomed with the hotel’s impressive 19th century façade updated with the modern touches one would expect from this calibre of hotel.

Conrad London St. James has 256 contemporary rooms and suites, which reflect the hotel’s modern and sleek design. The collection of 15 luxury suites includes the One Bedroom Suite, sumptuous One Bedroom Deluxe Suite, the Duplex Suite which is decadently arranged over two floors and the signature Conrad Suite complete with private elevator and window to the stars.

The stunning decor of Conrad London St James is complimented by state-of-the-art facilities including 7,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting and event space and complimentary WiFi in every room. Luxurious touches in each room add to the hotel’s reputation for  legendary hospitality such as 400 thread count Egyptian Cotton bedlinen, fluffy bathrobes and slippers, Aromatherapy Associates toiletries, flat panel HD TV, Nespresso machine and media hub. All suites have large marble bathrooms, a separate bath tub and walk-in rain forest showers. The bathroom in the Conrad Suite is designed with luxurious moments of relaxation and the statement bathtub beckons the weary business executive or jetset traveller for a indulgent soak to refresh the body and calm the mind.

As we were staying on the executive floor, we had complimentary access to the Executive Lounge which is the perfect quiet space to work, meet with colleagues or clients, or relax in the evening. The Executive Lounge is available exclusively to guests who book Executive Rooms, Suites and to Diamond Tier HHonors members.

Guests also the added benefit of access to the shower and changing facilities in the Executive Lounge to freshen up for an early arrival or late departure. Complimentary drinks and light bites are served throughout the day with champagne, spirits and other alcoholic beverages served in the evening with a selection of tempting canapés. Following a comfortable night in our King Deluxe Room, the next morning we received a complimentary breakfast in the Executive Lounge as we enjoyed the quiet space that morning before our special afternoon tea in Emmeline’s.

Established as the ultimate London afternoon tea lounge, Emmeline’s at Conrad London St. James is dedicated to creating a contemporary twist on this British tradition. Named after the 19th century British political activist Emmeline Pankhurst, Emmeline’s is the perfect destination to enjoy Afternoon Tea filled with fanciful creations that emulate the chic whimsical space, with love seats and mood lighting.

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Contemporary Afternoon Tea is served daily with Head Pastry Chef, Zoe Wager curating an array of mouth-watering savoury and sweet treats, adding new levels of sophistication to this most quintessentially classic of British culinary experiences. The Afternoon Tea changes every few months to a new innovative theme. To celebrate the changing of the seasons, Conrad London St. James launched its latest limited edition afternoon tea, Winter Solstice running from now until 13 February 2017. Symbolising the epitome of winter, guests will be able to indulge in this deliciously decadent afternoon tea, which combines fascinating seasonal flavours with a festive twist to whet your appetite.

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The Winter Solstice Afternoon Tea showcases a selection of sweet delicacies that herald the new season. The green apple and blackberry mousse and white forest gateaux are garnished with a Valrhona chocolate wreath. One of the finest chocolate brands in the world, Valrhona creates luxurious gourmet chocolate of the highest quality. The exquisite Manjari double chocolate orange tart is also served, rounding off this deliciously divine sweet course.

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This touch of winter continues with an assortment of savoury creations – the classic turkey, sage and Parma ham sausage rolls and fig & blue cheese crostini is complimented by a unique selection of wintery cranberry & orange and toasted pecan scones, topped off with exquisite Cornish clotted cream and St Clement’s Curd. A selection of festive and flavoursome finger sandwiches including honey roast ham & cranberry, are also served to offer a delicious combination of flavours.

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Guests can enjoy the new afternoon tea in the beautiful setting of Emmeline’s. The inviting ambience of this chic and whimsical lounge is further enhanced by a live harpist on the weekend. The harpist performs a variety of unique classical interpretations of popular festive songs – making this the perfect setting for a multi-sensory afternoon tea experience.

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Winter Solstice Afternoon Tea was designed to celebrate the beauty of winter and Christmas. I wanted to create a luxury winter plate, with the colours and flavours that resonate with this time of year – which is why the chocolate wreath is a prominent feature in the afternoon tea” said Zoe Wager, Executive Pastry Chef at Conrad London St. James. “We have added unexpected tastes to give it a festive feel such as cranberry and orange scones which are served with turkey, sage & Parma ham sausage rolls. The afternoon tea experience is a lovely treat after a busy day spent Christmas shopping or to warm up after a frosty winter walk.”

Conrad Hotels & Resorts is the destination for the new generation of smart luxury travelers for whom life, business, and pleasure seamlessly intersect. Conrad offers its guests an innovative way to Stay Inspired through a curated collections of 1-hour, 3-hour, or 5-hour experiences, available through www.stayinspired.com or through the intuitive Conrad Concierge mobile app. Consisting of 26 properties across five continents, Conrad is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company.

Winter Solstice Afternoon Tea will be available from now until 13th February 2017 and is £64 per person with free flowing Champagne, £57.50 with one glass of champagne or £49 per person without champagne.  

Conrad London St. James
22-28 Broadway, Westminster, London SW1H 0BH
020 3301 8080
www.conradhotels.com/london
@ConradLondonSJ
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