Rooms are equipped with international electrical sockets
The electronically adjustable Hastens beds retail at around $20,000
Guests can access Eccleston Square's private residential garden
Children 15 and under are not permitted
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Pretty Georgian townhouse turned London's techiest hotel in leafy Belgravia
Don’t be fooled by its traditional Georgian exterior: Eccleston Square is one of London’s techiest hotels. The black and white chevron marble floor in the hallway leads to a sleek reception area with chic gray armchairs, a black lacquered desk and an elegant glass chandelier. The property underwent a multimillion-dollar refurbishment in 2011, and now it's tricked out with bespoke furniture, TVs that stream live news in the elevators and a custom-made eight-and-a-half-foot 3-D plasma TV in the media lounge.
Bed and Bath
The masculine-look guestrooms are beautifully designed but do err on the small side. Signature King rooms come in at 193 square foot, City King rooms are 172 square foot and City Queen rooms are 150 square foot. Each feature giant gray leather and Italian wood headboards and custom-made Hästens beds (clad in 300 thread count Rivolta Camignani linen) that are fully adjustable (perfect for movie watching) and come with various massage settings. There’s a personal iPad 2 in every room and films can be delivered straight to your room so you can watch them on the 46-inch 3-D plasma TV. iPod docks are linked to the TV, and sound is piped around the room and bathroom. Bathrooms come with L’Occitane aromatherapy toiletries, and they have heated marble floors and showers with both rainfall and massage settings. Technophiles will love the bathroom's cutting-edge SmartGlass technology, which lets you switch the glass walls between clear and opaque with just a flick.
Downstairs, the bijoux restaurant, Bistrot on the Square, is dotted with only a handful of tables, making for a supremely intimate dining experience. Choose between sitting by the fireplace or by the window, which looks out onto the square, and order from the menu of European dishes. Alternatively, order from the comfort of your room with the speedy 24-hour room service. There’s a small cocktail bar and media lounge to hole up in and enjoy a nightcap, and in summer guests get access to Eccelston Square’s beautiful private gardens.