Corinthia Hotel London introduces destination Bar Bassoon: a musically inspired destination bar

Built on the site of the former Metropole Hotel and located on the ground floor of the new five-star Corinthia Hotel on Whitehall Place; a 7 meter long piano forming the bar counter, Bassoon will be a music bar for the next generation, high lighting the parallels between music and design. Of the project David Collins comments, “….design and music are aligned: the symmetry, balance and harmony are all subliminal reminders of how the environment influences us.”

Providing a discreet and luxurious setting combined with exceptional service and touches of art deco design; Bassoon bar is a discovery that will effortlessly engrain itself as a future London icon. Cocktails will be theatrically mixed by expert mixologists using a molecular approach and will incorporate seasonal flavours and typical English ingredients. Blended together with ultra luxury spirits and made using a mix of classic and Japanese techniques, they will be combined with home-infused flavoured sodas.

The bar will also boast a selection of chic and sophisticated food offerings served as tasting portions and presented in champagne coupes, and for those with a sweet tooth, a custom made chocolate and bon bon trolley will be available to accompany the extensive Champagne cart which will include rare vintages served by the glass. The music theme continues through, with regular low key known artist appearances on the piano, while guests sit back and soak up the atmosphere.

Corinthia Hotel London is built within an imposing Victorian building, on a city block location between Whitehall Place, Northumberland Avenue and Great Scotland Yard, overlooking Trafalgar Square and the River Thames. The grand Victorian exterior houses fully-reconstructed elegant and contemporary interiors set around an inner foyer and garden, two restaurants, a luxury ESPA spa, boardroom meeting facilities and a beautifully refurbished grand ballroom.

There will be 294 intricately designed guest accommodations, including 43 luxurious suites – some of which are located over two-storeys, inside historic turrets, and feature private lifts and terraces.

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