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London Vacation Recommendations

My family recently returned from an amazing spring break vacation visiting London and Paris.  Having visited these cities before, we planned the trip through the eyes of our teenage son- mixing culture, history, and Harry Potter.

Our Hotel In London

A great hotel in a convenient location was key to our itinerary. That’s why we chose  Anthenaeum Hotel and Residences. Recently renovated, it’s located in Mayfair overlooking Green Park. The hotel is also close to Buckingham Palace and St. James Palace. It was truly an excellent choice for us in London. The hotel rooms were quiet and provided five star amenities with beautiful views.  The onsite restaurant, Galivan, is the latest restaurant from Michelin star rated brothers, Chris and Jeff Galvin. It has an inviting atmosphere and delicious meals, including afternoon tea and all day dining.  We also enjoyed restaurants in charming Shepherds Market, which is just blocks from the hotel.

Events In London

Another great resource for this trip was our Virtuoso partner, Sincerely Paul.  Paul was my hero in locating sold out tickets in London. This included the critically important WB Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter. He helped me avoid a near parental fail for not securing tickets months in advance.  We look forward to working with Paul on our next visit to enjoy additional experiences beyond the city.

Working in the travel industry has a few perks and in the case of this trip, that was working with exceptional travel professionals in our organization that directed my travel plans and put my family on course for a memorable experience together.

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The Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane: A Business Traveler’s Review

four seasons london On a recent trip to London, my wife and I stayed at the Four Seasons Park Lane Hotel. As we exited the taxi that transported us from London Heathrow Airport, the registration staff greeted us by name and we were immediately escorted to our pre-checked room, completely bypassing the check-in desk. Our luggage was then soon delivered to the room by another hotel staff member. The room was not only spectacular and comfortable, but the service was outstanding, and the attention given to us was exceptional.

During an interview with Charlie Rose, Mr. Isadore Sharp, founder and chairman of the Four Seasons Hotels, spoke about the driving principles of the company–deliver luxury and a quality stay, along with the best possible experience to guests. The company is able to accomplish this by focusing on four main aspects:

  1. Customer Service
  2. Location
  3. Brand
  4. Customer recognition

All Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts staff is trained to be service centric and customer focused, leaving little room for a disappointing stay. The Four Season Park Lane certainly delivered on this promise; our stay could not have been more pleasant!

Should your business travels take you to a Four Seasons Hotel destination, we invite you to let Christopherson book your stay so you can receive these added value benefits at no additional cost:

  • Personalized Greeting
  • Complimentary Room Upgrade (subject to availability)
  • Daily full breakfast for up to two in-room guests
  • Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • Spa Credit up to $100

Christopherson is a preferred partner with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and a Virtuoso member which enables us to offer services that add value to your trip. Call Christopherson Business Travel for more details.