Wayfarer TV exclusive: inside London’s luxurious JW Marriott Grosvenor House hotel

by James Wilkinson

The luxurious JW Marriott Grosvenor House London has been one of the city’s iconic Park Lane hotels since 1929 and in that time it has played host to royalty, actors, musicians and presidents from across the world. James Wilkinson checks-in.

With 496 guestrooms and suites, leading restaurants and one of the city’s largest ballrooms, the JW Marriott Grosvenor House London has been an accommodation star in England for almost 100 years and after a recent refresh, it has never looked better.

Headlining the recent upgrade was a refresh of the property’s rooms and suites alongside one of the city’s best afternoon tea settings, The Park Room, which has the surroundings that are reminiscent of majestic stately home.

The JW Marriott Grosvenor House London also excels on the food and beverage front at the JW Steakhouse, where you’ll have one of the best steaks in the city, while the Great Room can take up to 2000 guests and has played host to BAFTA dinners and much more.

To find out more about this luxurious property, Wayfarer host and Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson, exclusively spoke on camera to JW Marriott Grosvenor House London General Manager, Stuart Bowery, in the capital recently (to view the video, click on the YouTube image above).


The best way of getting to London in comfort and style.

Finnair’s brilliant new AirLounge Business Class seat is a global winner

WAYFARER flew to London via Helsinki with Finnair, one of our favourite European airlines.

The exceptional Finnish airline flies daily to London from across the world via the carrier’s hub in Helsinki and the author recommends flying in Business Class, which features the all-new AirLounge seat, alongside tasty inflight food and drinks, hundreds of hours’ entertainment on demand and some of the best hospitality in the sky.

On the way to London, you’ll stop at one of the world’s best airport terminals. Over the past few years, Helsinki Airport has undergone a major expansion that’s seen a brand new, modern wing open to service non-Schengen flights and provide additional capacity for national airline Finnair’s rapid expansion through Asia.

The result has been one of the most impressive airport terminals constructed in Europe over the past decade and one that is now home to two of the best lounges in the global oneworld alliance network.

What Finnair has created with the new premium lounges in Helsinki is exceptional. Ensure you save time for an a-la-carte dinner matched with award-winning wines and a sauna before you take off.

To find out what to expect, Wayfarer‘s award-winning host James Wilkinson spoke to to Finnair’s Experience Manager – Lounge and Airport, Minna Väätäinen, to find out what’s on offer at the airline’s new Platinum Wing and Business Lounges – as well as the stylish Schengen Lounge – which showcase the best in Nordic design and hospitality (click on the YouTube image below).