The Arch London: London, England
The Arch London, a stylish “luxury lifestyle hotel”, spans seven Georgian townhouses and two mews homes in the Marble Arch neighborhood of central London. This distinctively chic property presents 82 sophisticated and comfortable guestrooms crafted in “rich textiles, crisp linens, sumptuous furnishings and striking hand-painted wallpapers, complementing classic architectural features.” Suites with exquisite original Victorian bay windows are a favorite among their international clientele. The Arch London’s guest baths are an equally impressive retreat, complete with stunning black granite and mirrored finishes, revitalizing rain showers, state-of-the-art flat screen televisions at the end of each bath and exclusive Malin + Goetz products. Moreover, HUNter486, The Arch’s trendsetting restaurant and lounge, invites visitors and locals alike (Madonna calls this hip neighborhood home) to enjoy signature cocktails by a roaring fireplace in the Martini Library or perhaps a glass of bubbly in the lovely Le Salon de Champagne!
Theo Dubroy is The Arch London’s Head Concierge. The Arch London is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
The Concierge Questionnaire: Theo Dubroy, Head Concierge
What is your favorite word to describe London?
What word best reflects the people of London?
What is the most creative, spiritual or emotional place in London?
The area of Shoreditch, anchored by the striking Shoreditch Town Hall (originally Vestry Hall, built in 1866), is an artist infused district with great pubs, clubs and much more!
What is your favorite outdoor activity in London?
Rowing in Regents Park.
At Regents Park, “row and pedal boats are available for hire April to September.” Please visit Regents Park for directions and additional information!
What is your favorite indoor activity in London?
Shopping at Selfridges.
Selfridges & Co.: 400 Oxford Street
Hours: Monday-Saturday 9am-9pm and Sunday 12pm-6pm (11:30am for browsing)
What is your favorite sound or noise in London?
The stallholders shouting their deals at Columbia Road flower market.
Columbia Road Flower Market and Shops:
Hours: Sundays 8am-3pm'ish
What is your favorite smell or taste in London?
The food at Borough Market.
Borough Market, located on the same site for over 250 years, is London’s oldest food market.
Borough Market: 8 Southwark Street
Hours: Thursday 11am-5pm, Fridays 12pm-6pm and Saturday 9am-4pm
What drink best reflects London?
Pimm’s in the summer.
In 1823, James Pimm, owner of a famed London ‘Oyster Bar’, created a ‘house cup’ for customers to enjoy oysters with - fruit extract flavored liqueurs. Today, Pimm’s produces six fruit cups, including the refreshing Pimm's No. 1 Cup, which is gin based and often served over ice or in cocktails.
What song or type of music best reflects London?
House music (electronic dance music) playing at all the summer festivals.
London is home to many, many great music festivals in just about every imaginable music genera. Check out VisitLondon.com for a complete London Music Guide!
If Heaven were London, what would God say to a visitor when they arrive at the Pearly Gates? Welcome to your home away from home.
The Arch London: London, England • 50 Great Cumberland Place, London, England • Phone: 44(0)207-724-4700 or 800-525-4800