Welcome in the New Year in great style at the luxurious Corinthia Hotel London and shop ‘til you drop
There are ample reasons to stay at Corinthia Hotel London this festive season: reduced prices in the shops helped by a favorable exchange rate, access to one of the best fireworks shows in the world on New Year’s Eve and a host of world-class shows in the West End of London just around the corner from the hotel.
London goes on sale from Boxing Day (December 26) to the end of January, making the capital city a magnet for shoppers looking for a bargain on High Street or in couture. Corinthia Hotel London’s fabulous location in the center of town means that visitors can walk to the majority of the best shops.
The sales run the range of London’s major shopping avenues – from Bond Street and Burlington Arcade to Regent Street and Sloane Street in Knightsbridge. Mark downs of exclusive designer brands can be as much as 50%.
What is more, the historic low for British currency against the US Dollar will make January sales a lavish experience for visitors from the US.
The hotel’s concierges can arrange personal shopping experiences at Harrods in Knightsbridge and Selfridges in Oxford Street, arrange collections from shops to save being loaded down with bags*, and can provide an entrée to exclusive brand shops, such as Dolce&Gabbana on Bond Street, to give shoppers a VIP experience.
Corinthia Hotel London’s team of concierges are on hand to point shoppers in the right direction so they can secure their objects of desire and also suggest which of the many world-class theatrical performances are worth seeing once the shops have closed their doors.
However, the biggest show in town is the annual London New Year’s Eve Fireworks and the hotel is perfectly positioned for a front row seat. Launched from the foot of the London Eye, guests staying at the hotel will enjoy a bird’s eye view from any river-facing room.
The ten-minute-long fireworks display, powering off from rafts on the Thames, lights up the sky from miles around. The 100,000 tickets have long been sold but if hotel guests want a closer look then they will be given a wrist band to access the fireworks area. Some of the best views are from Waterloo Bridge, Westminster Bridge and Victoria Embankment, all minutes from the hotel.
After all that excitement, guests should chill in the hotel’s four-story ESPA spa and if the thought of shopping is too much, then they can nip downstairs to the Harrods gift shop in the hotel’s Lobby which will satisfy most gift requests.