What’s the first thing you do when you get into your hotel room? I always look at the bathroom (much cleaner than mine), open the mini bar (much more stocked than mine) but one thing I never do is do that ‘jump on the bed thing’ (am I weird in that?) However I rarely stay in hotels, due to having enough people I know around the country who are always kind enough to hold me up when I have an event. So when I was invited by Hotels.com to the Regency Hotel to do said ‘unrooming’ it was a no brainer.
You know when people do a video of an ‘unboxing’ of their newest Glossy Box? It’s the same concept however this time round you do it of your hotel room when you go in.
We started in the Hotel.com HQ in Angel, with wanderlust inducing photos all over the walls, themed conference rooms (my favourites were an Australian one with surfboards and a Paris themed Moulin Rouge room) and finished on a delicious meal at The Dollhouse with the team
We were headed to the Regency Hotel (slightly tipsy after said Pimms) and checked in to get on with our ‘unrooming’.
The four-star hotel in South Kensington was so clean which is a big plus for me. However, personally, I don’t think it was reminiscent of a 4 star establishment. I’ve been to a 5 star and I’ve been to a 1 star, and I felt it wasn’t very inclusive. A main bugbear was no toiletries: having come straight from work we had nothing and even after calling down, we got a man who simply gave us a toothbrush and toothpaste. Nothing else. And with no minibar, the luxury of deciding whether you want that little gin and tonic as a nightcap is taken away from you.
However it was very pristine and the breakfast room felt very much like Titanic, with a gorgeous selection of breads, pastries, hot breakfasts and cereals. It’s just a shame the rooms felt so basic for what is over £100 a night.
Thanks Franks PR and of course the Regency London for a perfect mid-week luxury pick me up