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Art’otel London Battersea Power Station, Battersea1/4
It seems like everyone’s doing business in Battersea, a post-industrial borough south of the Thames that’s having a moment (Vivienne Westwood’s label has an office here and the US Embassy is nearby). The 164-room Art’otel is next to the reimagined Battersea Power Station and includes an infinity pool, rooftop bar and art gallery. The guest experience has been well-considered; suites have generous living and dining spaces that double as ample work stations, plus there’s a complimentary unpacking service for the time-poor and a Peloton bike in the Masterpiece Suite.
Broadwick Soho, Soho2/4
Short trips lend themselves to the Broadwick Soho, a stylish 57-room microcosm of its host city. If your schedule doesn’t allow for the 10-minute walk to The National Gallery, seek out the works by Bacon and Warhol that hang on the hotel’s walls. Organise client meetings at the indulgent on-site Italian restaurant or at Flute, the gilded rooftop bar. There’s even a private dining room – ideal for brand presentations with a bang.
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The BoTree, Marylebone3/4
A dedicated host on each floor who offers in-room cocktail-making and tips on local attractions… welcome to the new frontier of hospitality, set in the heart of the West End. This 199-room property has a particularly impressive portfolio of suites, most with an emperor-size bed (yes, it’s bigger than a super-king). Two of the best suites have a full bar and lounge area, perfect for team catch-ups. The BoTree redefines WFH (working from hotel).
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At Sloane, Chelsea4/4
Wedged between Belgravia and Chelsea, this charming stay – with its William Morris wallpaper and trompe l’oeil ceilings – offers a quiet, cosy option for the FIFO traveller who wants a taste of historic London. The boutique, 19th-century brick stunner has just 30 rooms and offers homey extras such as the wood-panelled, in house bar that’s often warmed by a roaring fire.