There are a number of reasons why guests from around the world choose to be a Premier Club Rewards member, and it is not just because of the complimentary fruit bowls on arrival or the option to upgrade rooms (though those certainly play a role). It is because of the whole package: the location of the hotels, the facilities, the dining options and more. This is what can be expected in an average day in the life of a Paddington Suites London reward member.
Given that your arrival and check out act as bookends for your trip wherever you travel, you want them to be as smooth and friendly as possible. This has come to be expected from Park Grand hotels, which maintain efficiency across the board and always with a smile. On arrival at Paddington Suites London, all tiers of reward members will be shown to their room which, subject to availability, they would have had the opportunity to upgrade at reception. Once in their room, they will find they have been provided with a bottle of water and a fruit bowl – as well as some complimentary chocolates if they are a Platinum member.
On their first morning, hotel guests will be offered a complimentary Continental breakfast if they booked their rooms through the official Park Grand London website or via the central reservations office. This includes all the staples of a hotel buffet spread: fresh fruit and grains, pastries and bread, a selection of cold meats and smoked salmon, as well as juice, tea and coffee.
The location of Paddington Suites London means that spending the afternoon enjoying the best that London has to offer does not require venturing all that far from the front door.
You would be wrong to assume that London’s metropolitan status means that there is a shortage of green space. For the outdoor travelers, the hotel is located just a five minute walk from Hyde Park, a Grade I-listed major park in Central London which was established in 1637 and is the largest of four Royal Parks at 142 hectares. Wandering through the picturesque rose gardens and admiring the various statues, fountains and memorials makes for an active but informative afternoon in London. Alternatively, nature lovers may want to head north from the hotel and take a stroll to Little Venice. Starting at the junction of the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal and walking away from the Paddington Basin towards Regent’s Park, this canalside walk ends in yet another of London’s iconic parks.
If you would prefer walking around a museum than a park, Paddington is a prime location to enjoy some slightly more unique histories. The Alexander Fleming Museum, located in St Mary’s Hospital, tells the story of Fleming’s Nobel prize-winning discovery of the antibiotic, penicillin. A Paddington Suites London rewards member needs only walk seven minutes down the road to learn about this fascinating medical marvel! Alternatively, The Serpentine Gallery can be found in Hyde Park. This is a free-entry art gallery which is home to internationally acclaimed temporary exhibitions on either side of the park’s picturesque lake. Art-lovers can also head to the Bayswater Road Arts Exhibition, which is an immense showcase of original artwork from over 250 artists.
For some guests, getting their shopping fix is important and Padding Suites guests will be able to enjoy everything Bayswater Road has to offer, including the Whiteleys shopping mall. With a little help from the Paddington Underground’s Bakerloo line, guests can also find themselves on Oxford Street in just ten minutes, or window shopping down Carnaby Street.
The Paddington Suites guests are able to enjoy all the facilities of the annex building across the street. One might expect to find a reward member enjoying the restaurant or bar for dinner or even a cocktail in the early evening (or after dinner!), or hosting a meeting in one of their conference rooms, optimizing the business services, or using the fitness center. These ensure that guests traveling for work or those looking to work off some steam on the treadmill are provided for.
Paddington Suites guests may be at any one of the local destinations, but they could also be anywhere in London given how well-connected the area is via train. Paddington Railway Station is a tourist attraction in itself, from shopping outlets to literary statues (like Paddington Bear, for instance). But it also links Paddington to the rest of the city along with its tube station, meaning a trip to the London Zoo is just a ten minute tube ride to Regent’s Park, while visiting the Imperial War Museum in Lambeth is just a 20-minute ride south. Other London attractions easily accessed from Paddington Underground include Admiralty Arch and Trafalgar Square via the Bakerloo to Charing Cross, Madame Tussauds via the Bakerloo to Baker Street, the Churchill War Rooms via the Circle Line to St James’s Park, the Lyric Hammersmith via the Hammersmith & City line to Hammersmith, and more.
Paddington’s connectivity is not just limited to every corner of London, but also other parts of the UK. Direct trains from Paddington Station can take you to Windsor to visit the Queen, Oxford to visit the University or Botanic Garden, Swindon to shop at the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet for the latest Polo Ralph Lauren or Superdry within an hour. If Paddington guests are willing to spend a little longer on the train, they could find themselves at Castle Cary in Somerset, bathing in the Roman Baths in Bath, walking over the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, or exploring Wales’ capital city, Cardiff.
Unfortunately, all good things come to an end. When it is time to leave, Paddington Suites London reward members will be offered the option of an extended check out, so that they can really make the most of their last moments in London. This is subject to availability, but the hotel will do its utmost to ensure reward members have a top-class experience.