Five-star Sofitel St James Hotel in the heart of London is part of Sofitel Hotels & Resorts which offers luxury accommodation all over the world. Just off Pall Mall, this Grade II-listed property mixes traditional British design with modern French elegance – and it’s pretty difficult to miss!
Its two largest spaces are the Westminster suite and the Mayfair suite, both of which cater for smart conferences and grand banquets. The former hosts up to 200 guests and can be divided into two distinctive suites if needed, perhaps hosting an introductory breakfast in one followed by a training session in the other. There’s also the option to use the separate anteroom as a breakout space for discussions, a VIP room for events or an interview room.
The Mayfair suite is a slightly smaller space that holds up to 132 guests (seated) and can be used for anything from conferences to fashion shows to sit-down dinners. This room also has the option of being divided into two suites, and boasts crystal chandeliers and a large foyer in which to greet guests.
Sofitel St James also has a string of smaller spaces that take care of c-suite meetings. The Piccadilly and Bloomsbury suite holds up to 70 people with an adjacent foyer that can be used for guest registration or pre-dinner drinks, while the Kensington and Belgravia suites are more intimate spaces kitted out with the latest-generation audiovisual and conferencing equipment.
Choose the Chelsea suite or boardroom downstairs for events of up to 8 people which would work well for brainstorms or private board meetings.
Entertain guests in style in the private dining room, which hosts up to 16 people and offers a contemporary and creative feel, surrounded by striking art pieces. A fabric curtain means the space can be divided into two smaller intimate spaces if required.