The hotel comprises 183 rooms including 8 classic rooms, 73 superior rooms, 84 luxury rooms, 10 junior suites, 7 prestige suites and a royal suite. All the rooms are decorated in natural colour schemes to create a comfortable and warm atmosphere.
The prestige suites and junior suites are spread across each floor with impressive views of Waterloo Place and Pall Mall. Consisting of a lounge or a sitting area, the suites also feature the natural colour schemes found in the guestrooms, and are complemented with a comfortable sofa or an art deco style armchair and pouffe.
All the rooms feature MyBedTM, the concept created by Sofitel, to offer the guests a rare chance to sleep like a baby, making every night a unique experience. The rooms are further enhanced by high definition flat screen television with 100 channels and a library of 80 movies, broadband and WiFi internet access, coffee and tea facilities, iron and ironing boards.
This 100-cover brasserie has its own entrance at 8 Pall Mall; The Balcon features double height ceilings with design details such as ornate columns set with guilt and marble. Giving a sense of theatricality, two impressive oak spiral staircases shelter the champagne tasting table. Foxed glass mirrors, lilac and lime Gainsborough silk drapes with a crown motif, frame large arched windows overlooking Waterloo Place and Pall Mall.
The Balcon is an all day dining destination; perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it is also ideal for a morning tea and savouries, a tasty plate of charcuterie or an afternoon tea with a French touch. The menu blends French and British traditions, styles and ingredients, whilst combining innovation and a modern twist to effectively link the two cultures.
The St James Bar
The St James Bar takes its inspiration from Coco Chanel’s 1920’s apartment, and features walnut framed panels of lilac silk, opening out to reveal a black chinoiserie. Shagreen and kinon topped tables, French antique gilt chairs, along with mahogany leather deep blue mohair banquettes and contemporary prints by Blek Le Rat decorate the room.
The Rose Lounge
The Rose Lounge sets a feminine tone with its cream and pink colour scheme, creating a fresh ambience complemented by stunning displays of fresh flowers and the sound of a harp.
Spread over three floors, the spa has retained the original features of the building with an elegant oak staircase, rose coloured marble walls, high plaster ceilings with intricate detailed decorative mouldings and Corinthian style marble columns. A dark oak pavilion structure houses a social Tea Bar and retail boutique flooded with natural light coming from large windows, where guests can relax after treatments while enjoying a cup of tea.
The spa journey begins with the view of a small French parterre style garden guarded by a large topiary French poodle, giving the space a very relaxing and refined ambiance.
Featuring Sofitel’s signature MyBedTM massage tables, the five So Well treatment rooms, including one duo room, are decorated with gold leaf lined display niches and Wenge veneered bespoke designed wall furniture. So SPA also houses a private hamam with a central heated marble treatment bed, a Kohler Sok infinity bath with chromotherapy and an Astorina bath with hydrotherapy jet in a room flooded by natural daylight.
Separated from the Tea Bar and retail boutique by decorative screens, So SPA features three individual manicure stations and two custom designed seats with integral foot spas for pedicure treatments.
The fitness centre, So FIT, open 24 hours a day, offers the most advanced fitness and wellness equipment with Techno-gym products at the cutting-edge of technology and design. Giving a fresh and dynamic ambiance to the space, the So FIT gym is decorated with soothing colours and walls of greenery.
Art lovers will appreciate the hotel’s proximity to London’s National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. Admiring its extensive art collection, including famous works by Turner, Van Gogh and Leonardo Da Vinci, is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.
For spectacular evening of culture, it is time for dinner and a show. From musicals to serious drama, London’s West End theatres offer an unbelievable assortment of entertainment. Then taste your way around the world sampling an even greater variety of restaurants and cuisines.
A few steps from Sofitel London St James is the famous, royal St James’s Park. You may be surprised to see unusual birdlife including pelicans in the park’s lake. Pelicans have lived here since a Russian ambassador gave them as a gift to King Charles II in 1664.
A trip to London would not be complete without a visit to its mighty landmark, the Tower of London. Built as a fortress by William the Conqueror, the towering edifice once dominated London’s skyline, embodying power and serving to protect the city. It is now a fascinating historical attraction and home to the Crown Jewels.
For a bird’s eye view of this ever-changing city, cross the Golden Jubilee Bridge from Charing Cross and Embankment and head for the London Eye. While you are there, you can take a tour of the Sea Life London Aquarium.