London Business Guide for Private Jet Travelers
London is one of our most popular destinations for corporate jet charters, and for many executives, the city is the gateway to business expansion in the European Union.
Luxury Business Hotels in London:
Claridge’s – Claridge’s is one of the oldest and most famous hotels in England. When international leaders, royalty and dignitaries visit London, this top-of-the-line, art deco hotel in Mayfair is their location of choice. Executive travelers will find service perfected by experience, along with privacy, discretion and amenities for the most discerning guests. Called a “sumptuous retreat for the business traveler,” the hotel — which was built in 1853 — still has vestiges of 19th century design along with its art deco, jazz age updates. Its ageless style, as well as all of its modern conveniences, is properly suited to host elite business clientele.
Full butler services await at Claridge’s, where Royal Suites also have features ranging from original fireplaces to grand pianos. Simultaneously, they are fitted for the business traveler especially– with room for banquets, board meetings or press conferences, Claridge’s can entertain any group. A technology team can outfit the many suites and rooms for various functions. For additionally entertaining, Britain’s most famous chef lends his hand to the hotel’s restaurant which has been named the best in London. Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s serves modern European cuisine with a seasonal focus.
The Dorchester – London’s home of “intuitive service, inviting comfort and unending glamour is The Dorchester, another long-time favorite among the luxury hotels in the UK. Celebrities historically favor the hotel with its refined service, delicious food and relaxing spa. For events from five to 500, The Dorchester has banquet and meeting rooms that can host any event and give it the proper distinction it deserves. Up to 50 Wi-Fi connections can be set up for business gatherings or conferences.
Additionally, the guest rooms at The Dorchester are well-equipped for comfort or utility — Italian marble baths are considered the deepest in London, Bang and Olufsen plasma televisions adorn the walls and each room’s workspace is complete with printer, fax, scanner, copier and high-speed internet and Wi-Fi. Plus, with a staff that numbers almost three times the maximum number of guests, visitors can rest assured that any need can be addressed quickly and efficiently.
The Dorchester is also home to Alain Ducasse’s namesake restaurant, a beacon of French dining in England. A three-Michelin star eatery, Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester fully merits the Michelin designation of “exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey.” Private dining for parties of six to 28 is also available. Small meetings can convene over dinner with views of Hyde Park, and hosts can treat their guests to an elegant dining experience will special additions like Hermes china and private waitstaff. There are additional private dining rooms throughout the hotel for secluded luncheons and dinners.
Four Seasons Hotel London at Canary Wharf – For business executives working in the new financial district of London, the city’s second Four Seasons Hotel is an ideal temporary residence. The location is in close proximity to shops, famous restaurants, the tallest building in the UK, the London City Airport and major conference, sports and entertainment venues. Convenience is key at Canary Wharf, and along with the location on the River Thames, the hotel offers comprehensive business services through their Business Centre. A multilingual business concierge and around-the-clock business assistance are available for executive guests.
Designed for corporate clientele in mind, the hotel can assist you with audiovisual equipment, cell phones, laptop computers, itinerary management, secretarial service and business event planning. The West India Quay Meeting Rooms are “sleek, chic and exclusive” and can be prepared for corporate conferences of any scale. Hotel guests also have private access to the Dove Spa at Virgin Active Health Club, where the most innovative skin and body therapies are available.
The Athenaeum Hotel and Apartments – Specializing in making travelers feel at home, The Athenaeum is not only considered one of the best hotels in London, but also is appointed to provide comfortable longer stays as well. The family-owned hotel has long-stay apartments that can accommodate business travelers, their families and their special needs — Steven Spielberg installed an editing suite into his long-stay apartment while in London shooting a film. Guests will also find the Whisky Bar serving over 100 malts, an award-winning afternoon tea service and contemporary English food at the luxury restaurant in the hotel.
Personalized service is the priority for individual guests or business groups. The Athenaeum’s three luxury meeting rooms can accommodate functions of any size or style, from a conference of 30 to a cocktail reception of 100. Flexible, five-star service allows executives to plan private dining, video conferences or successful daytime summits. The hotel’s location adds to the convenience of hosting business gatherings there — on Piccadilly in Mayfair, the Athenaeum is close to London’s major attractions and business district.
Luxury Business Restaurants in London:
1 Lombard Street Brasserie – The Brasserie at 1 Lombard Street opens at 7:30 am and offers a location for a business breakfast filled with natural light from domed skylights. Built in an old bank, the Brasserie is famous for its beautiful, neo-classical design and modern French cuisine with perfect presentation. For dinner Monday through Friday, parties of two to eight can opt for a two-, three-, or five-course degustation menu and peruse the Brasserie’s extensive wine list. Fridays at the Brasserie also feature live jazz in the evening with tapas and cocktails. The relaxed atmosphere doesn’t distract from the high quality cuisine or service, which diners will also find in the Bar and Restaurant at 1 Lombard Street.
The Ivy – Just like its sister location in Los Angeles, The Ivy has been drawing A-listers and power players through its doors for nearly two decades. The exclusive eatery in the heart of the West End requires advance reservations but is unrivaled when it comes to a perfect London setting for a power lunch. The Private Room at The Ivy can host twenty to 120 for breakfast, lunch, dinner or private events from press launches to corporate board meetings. Executives can also work with the restaurants event planning firm to completely restyle the Private Room for any function. Finally, The Ivy is the ideal restaurant for pre- or post-theater dining, since the most famous theaters in the country are just around the corner.
Corrigan’s Mayfair – With an atmosphere that is reminiscent of a private club but not stuffy, Corrigan’s Mayfair — the newest eatery of famed Irish chef Richard Corrigan — has become extremely popular amongst businessmen of Mayfair and glamorous ladies-who-lunch alike. With its air of comfortable luxury, one reviewer said about the restaurant, “If James Bond were to dine in London today, he would surely have a permanent reservation at Corrigan’s Mayfair.” The food is quintessential modern British fare, and private dining is available for twelve at the exclusive Chef’s Table and for 30 at the beautiful Lindsay Room.
To Charter a Private Jet to London, please contact RYL’s Charter Department at 877-391-6161.