St. Ermin’s Hotel is located a minute’s walk from St. James’s Park. Entered through a lush tree-lined courtyard, it is a local haven of calm, offering its guests professional and attentive service. Following an extensive £30 million refurbishment, this luxury hotel is a unique blend of historically significant interiors and textural design that creates a sense of warmth and repose, whilst offering modern and innovative facilities. St. Ermin’s encourages its guests to relax and unwind in a luxury room or suite after a busy day on business or exploring the major nearby tourist attractions.
The hotel’s location in central London makes it the perfect base for business or pleasure. St. James’s Park underground and Victoria railway station are only a short walk, as are fantastic shops, West End theatres and a collection of London’s major tourist attractions including: Buckingham Palace, The Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. St. Ermin’s is also conveniently located for accessing London’s major conference centres.
“We want you to treat St. Ermin’s as your home, but we never forget it is a hotel.” Douglas McHugh, General Manager
St. Ermin’s boasts the grand spaces and modern facilities of a large London luxury hotel whilst enjoying the comfort and individuality of a boutique hotel. Whether staying in one of the luxury rooms or suites, attending a conference or having lunch in the restaurant, The Caxton Grill, their team is dedicated to the comfort and happiness of the guests. With a gracious and open atmosphere, modern facilities and textural design, guests feel at ease to kick off their shoes, sit back, sip a glass of wine and watch the world go by.
AMENITIES — An elegant London hotel, with an enviable collection of public rooms, eating and drinking venues , meeting spaces and modern guest facilities.
St. Ermin’s understands that a hotel is more than just a bedroom, it is a place where people meet, do business, celebrate, relax and eat and drink with friends and colleagues. Guests are spoilt for choice at St. Ermin’s, with the three Caxton environments , the welcoming Lobby, the antique book-lined Library, all make ideal places to stop for coffee, take The St. Ermin’s Classic Afternoon Tea, or have a full meal.
The hotel is a focal point for meetings and celebrations, it has 15 bright and airy meetings and events spaces, each with its own individual character and design, making St. Ermin’s the ideal venue for weddings, private dining, – in fact any occasion worth marking. Guests staying in one of their spacious suites have exclusive use of the Club Lounge, where a buffet breakfast and complimentary newspapers are served in the morning and cocktails and mouth-watering canapés are on offer in the evening.
A historic central London hotel — As guests walk up St. Ermin’s Hotel’s tree-line courtyard, they are not just entering a luxury hotel they are revisiting history. St Ermin’s is built upon the site of a 15th century chapel dedicated to St. Ermin (a derivation of St. Armel.) In mid to late 19th century, Westminster underwent great changes and expansion, resulting in the creation of St. Ermin’s Mansions by E.T. Hall in 1889, the building that now forms the basis of St. Ermin’s Hotel. In 1899, the mansion blocks were finally converted into a hotel, the new owners embarked on a major refurbishment, involving the redesign of the interiors. This work was undertaken by the famous Victorian theatre designer J.P. Briggs, who created a dramatic collection of reception rooms with rich plasterwork.
This vintage marketing brochure from around 1910 illustrates this spectacular craftsmanship first-hand, much of which is still in evidence today. Like the present St. Ermin’s, the previous owners understood that modern technology enhanced the guest experience, they mention the installation of telephones in all bedrooms, rather than an antiquated bell system. St. Ermin’s continues to play an important part in London’s history, as it is rumoured that in the 1950’s the spy Guy Burgess used one of Whitehall’s network of tunnels to smuggle important
documents from the Foreign Office to St. Ermin’s Hotel. The hotel’s dramatic façade and inspirational interiors, reflect a long and interesting history that continues today. St. Ermin’s Hotel closed its doors on 4th January 2011 to undergo a breathtaking £30 million refurbishment. When the doors re-opened in April 2011, St. Ermin’s Hotel brought a refreshing approach to four star luxury in St. James’s London. St. Ermin’s is being brought back to life, with its historically important architecture sitting alongside dramatic textural interiors and the latest in cutting edge facilities.
The result: A distinctly individual London hotel. Relax, sip a cup of freshly brewed coffee or catch up on work. The hotel’s 331 spacious rooms and suites have all been designed to make guests feel at home. The spacious accommodations draw upon a global, textural influence that engenders a sense of calm and repose. No luxury has been overlooked, crisp bed linens, sumptuous soft furnishings and inviting bathrooms with indulgent White Company products encourage guests to slip on a fluffy bathrobe and pamper themselves. The local bustling streets of London’s West End will seem miles away. St. Ermin’s has eight categories of newly refurbished luxury accommodations for its guests to choose from. This wide selection ensures that there is the perfect space for every guest, the single business traveller, a couple celebrating a special occasion or a family exploring London.