The family run Athenaeum Hotel stands majestically on Piccadilly with splendid views over Green Park. According to the Hollywood Reporter, there have been more Movie Stars seen here than at the Polo Lounge at the Beverley Hills Hotel. It is steeped in history and glamour and has recently been crowned as the "Best UK Family Hotel in the 2011" Junior Magazine Design Awards. Great accolade indeed!
Regular readers of my blog will know that I am particularly fussy when it comes to Holiday Requests HAW and I don't work hard to then not be able to kick back and relax so I was very intrigued to see what the Athenaeum could come up with. Our perfect break includes excellent food, spa treatments, relaxation and plenty of family time so would the Athenaeum meet our exacting standards?
Firstly, they are the only UK hotel to team up with Disney - this is a fantastic coup for them and one I feel that could offer so much more. Let me explain.
The Athenaum has created a Winnie the Pooh playroom which is packed with a plethora of Winne the Pooh toys and activities, it is seriously a toddlers idea of Nirvana - Pixie was enchanted and entertained and could quite happily have spent all day in the playroom. The Athenaum also has a hotel nanny to keep a watchful eye over the children or to read them a story. She was lovely I have to say, a real life "Mary Poppins" in disguise.