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The Grosvenor House is a five star hotel located in London’s exclusive Mayfair. First opened in 1929, it reopened as a JW Marriott hotel in 2008, and remains beautifully restored throughout. As such, we expected a lot from the Executive Lounge – and were not disappointed.
The executive lounge is accessed from the ground floor foyer of this JW Marriott. As you enter (you will need your room key to get in) you will see a media wall in front of you which has videos playing throughout the day that are shot in Hyde Park. The lounge then opens up into some private meeting rooms to your left and 2 large rooms to your right, with a food and beverage kitchen at the back.
The interior design is woods, creams and oatmeals with plentiful seating and a table area for about 10 guests. Lighting is subtle and mirrors, glass work and ornaments are strategically placed to form wall coverings and dividing walls.
Food & Drink
The food offering in this lounge is generous. The morning spread includes scrambled eggs, boiled eggs, sausages, cereal and hot porridge.
A main island area showcases a large array of pastries, fruit and old meats and cheeses as well as juices and coffees on a second smaller island. The breakfast is self-service but there is plenty of room to around the food island so no queuing or jostling was necessary.
All day long, the food offering remains generous with cakes, cookies and scones with jam and cream. There is also an all day snack offering of nuts smarties, sweeties and crisps, along with teas, coffees, still and sparkling water, Britvic juices and Pepsi.
In the evening there is an additional selection of wines, champagne, and bottles of Stella Artois available until 9.30. Evening meal choices change each night. For my stay the choice was laid out in large serving dishes containing tasty vegetable noodles, a lamb curry with rice,a salad, a cold noodle salad plus cold meats, cheeses, breads and crackers, followed by a choice of cakes.
Service and amenities
The staff in the lounge are friendly and helpful and the food offering enough to keep you full at all times of the day. You do not need to head out for food as there is more than enough in the lounge. The environment is enjoyable and never too busy.
The lack of natural light, although not a problem, means that are were no window seats. Regardless, and to conclude, I would return to this JW Marriott hotel simply for its executive lounge.