Located in the heart of Westminster, with several of London’s most famous attractions only moments away, Conrad London St. James is ideal for both business and leisure travellers. Emmeline’s Lounge offered the perfect backdrop to host a sophisticated evening for a selection of VIP press and media, representatives from Splendid Hospitality Group, Hilton Worldwide, Conrad Hotels & Resorts and the team from Conrad London St. James. General Managers from Conrad & Waldorf Astoria luxury resorts worldwide were also in attendance to celebrate this special event.
Emmeline’s created the perfect space for networking and was lit up in an incredible array of colours especially for the evening. Live music in the form of a roaming saxophonist provided a relaxed and sophisticated ambiance. A sumptuous selection of delicious canapés were provided, showcasing the Modern British cuisine available at the hotel. On the menu were smoked salmon and lemon cheese macaroons, mini oxtail doughnuts with star anise and apricot and a selection of mouth-watering offerings from the hotel’s chefs.
After a warm introduction from general manager Chris Jung, John T.A. Vanderslice, global head at Conrad Hotels & Resorts, took to the floor. He emphasised his enthusiasm for London and his excitement at introducing the first Conrad property to the capital was infectious. Shiraz Boghani, Chairman of Splendid Hospitality Group then thanked the Conrad and Hilton teams, as well as the team at the hotel for their hard work on a re-brand which was successfully implemented in record time.
The evening continued with creative dessert canapés from the pastry chefs. Guests left with a beautiful gift bag in hand, containing vanilla and blueberry macaroons from the hotel kitchens and handmade British fudge, Guests were also invited to return next summer and enjoy a complimentary picnic in the lush greenery of St. James’s Park, situated only minutes from the hotel.