Apartment convenience combined with luxury hotel comfort.
Now a Marriott Grand Residence Club, this property was once described as a restaurant with rooms, as adjacent Le Gavroche, in the capable hands of young Michel Roux (Albert Roux's son), is probably the better known of the two institutions. The residences (formerly called suites) are available on a nightly or fractional ownership basis. The latter means you buy a certain amount of nights a year (they come in sets of 21) and are guaranteed a home away from home when you're in London. Residences are individually designed and range from the chintzy to the clubby. Each of the 49 residences is an individual one- or two-bedroom apartment, yet the entire property is run like a five-star hotel to international service levels but with the comfort and privacy of a boutique hotel. Accommodations have sitting rooms, dining tables and fully equipped kitchens for entertaining. Antiques, interesting fabrics and objets d'art add personality to the already homey apartments. Bathrooms feature Molton Brown toiletries and wonderfully fluffy bathrobes and towels. Technophiles are well catered for with three telephone lines in each suite, plus Internet access. Hotel-style amenities include twice-daily maid service, a concierge and 24-hour room service.