At Corinthia, we always strive to provide the best rates on our website. If you don’t think we have, we’ll pay for 100% of your room on the first night, and price match the rest. Should you find a lower price elsewhere, please submit a claim within 24 hours of your original booking and we will respond within two working days. Please note, this also applies to discounts and promotions available on Corinthia.com.
Process for making a claim:
Step 1. If within 24 hours of a confirmed reservation with Corinthia Hotels made on Corinthia.com, you find a lower rate for the same hotel, room type, inclusions, stay dates, discounts and payment conditions, please contact the relevant email address from the list below to make your claim. All claims must be made within 24 hours of the original booking and at least 24 hours prior to the standard check-in time of the hotel.
Step 2. Your claim should be supported by the URL where the lower rate was found and a screen shot which clearly displays the date of stay, room type, same hotel, inclusions and payment conditions of the lower rate offering on the competing website. Please include your contact information (name, email and phone number).
Step 3. If we are able to verify that the lower rate found qualifies for the Best Rate Guarantee, and all other terms and conditions are met, Corinthia Hotels will pay for 100% of the room charges of your first night, and will price match the room for the rest of your stay. You will be charged for all nights booked at the matched rate, minus the first night which will be free.
To make your claim, email the relevant hotel on one of the following:
First nightfree, match rate for rest of stay, no minimum nights
Terms and Conditions:
Corinthia Hotels guarantees the best online rate on corinthia.com based on the following terms and conditions:
1. Your original booking must have been made through corinthia.com.
2. The lower rate must be found and the claim submitted by email within 24 hours of the original booking and at least 24 hours prior to the standard check-in time at the hotel. If the original booking was made within 24 hours of arrival, the Best Rate Guarantee is not applicable.
3. The Best Rate Guarantee only applies to published rates available to the general public online, which can be found and booked immediately without any kind of restriction or payment restrictions.
4. The lower rate found must be for exactly the same booking criteria - the same hotel, the same room type, same inclusions, the same stay dates, same number of guests, the same rate description and, if applicable, the same promotion. The cancellation and advance purchase policy and all other terms and conditions of the stay must also be identical. If the claim refers to a reservation consisting of several nights' accommodation, the average rate for each night will be compared to the average rate for each night, for an identical reservation, using the website where the lower rate is found.
5. Corinthia Hotels will verify the lower rate claim and respond within two working days of the claim being made. *Claims will be processed from Monday to Friday, between 9am to 5pm, at the hotel's local time.
6. The rate comparison will be made net of any taxes, gratuities or any other fees or charges associated with the room rate, and the lower rate must still be available at the time the hotel validates the claim.
7. The Best Rate Guarantee is void where prohibited by law. Corinthia Hotels reserves the right to modify or cancel its Best Rate Guarantee policy at any time in its sole discretion and without prior notice.
8. Corinthia Hotels has the sole right and discretion to determine the validity of any claim, including without limitation, determining that the lower rate found is genuinely available and that the claim meets all terms and conditions. In case of dispute, Corinthia Hotels' decision is final.
9. In the case of a fully prepaid rate booked through corinthia.com, Corinthia Hotels will refund the difference to your credit card, if applicable, within 30 business days of submitting your claim. Corinthia Hotels is not responsible for any fees associated with cancelling a reservation made through a different channel.
10. Best Rate Guarantee will be suspended during times where corinthia.com or certain rates are not available due to an outage, a technical issue or a circumstance beyond Corinthia Hotels' reasonable control.
11. The Best Rate Guarantee does not apply to rates found offline, negotiated corporate rates, group or MICE rates, opaque provider rates or rates requiring membership in a club or other organization, governmental rates, direct mail or email solicitations, rates offered by providers that do not supply the name or location of the hotel until after a reservation has been made or other rates that are not available to the general public. We reserve the right to deny a claim if the availability of the Competing Rate cannot be independently verified at the time of processing the claim.
12. The Best Rate Guarantee does not apply to packaged rates. Packaged rates include Hotel accommodations sold as part of a travel package in which the Hotel does not provide all services (including but not limited to airfare and/or car rental, tours etc.) and Hotel accommodations sold with additional amenities.
13. Corinthia Hotels may deny a claim where the difference between the rates is less than 1%.
14. If the Competing Rate is in a different currency from the rate booked on corinthia.com, the Competing Rate will be converted into the same currency as the rate offered on our website using the exchange rate as published in www.xe.com in place at the time the initial reservation was made. Discrepancies may occur between Corinthia Hotels' rate and the Competing Rate due to differences in exchange rate sources. If the rate discrepancy is solely due to exchange rate fluctuations, we reserve the right to deny the claim.
Nice try, New York. Sorry, Paris. If you’re seeking a city with a truly artistic pedigree, it’s hard to rival culture-rich London
From its world-famous museums to the large communities of artists for whom the capital is both home and source of inspiration, London is an ever-flowing font of creativity.
But it’s in the many contemporary art galleries in London where the city’s artistic pulse is perhaps closest to the surface. Across London, there are many clusters of arty streets and neighbourhoods that each host their own clutch of galleries: from the quiet sophistication and utter exclusivity of Mayfair to the bright young things of the East End.
Cork Street in manicured Mayfair has long been a destination for art lovers with well-lined wallets thanks to its collection of high-end galleries. Among them, Waddington Custot Galleries (11 Cork Street, W1S 3LT), a Cork Street staple since 1966, represents a number of high-profile modern artists ranging from Bill Woodrow to Jean Dubuffet. Another mainstay is Browse and Darby (19 Cork Street, W1S 3LP), which showcases contemporary English painting alongside 18th and 19th century European pieces: you’ll find work from the likes of Bonnard, Picasso, and Henry Moore here, and some great window shopping opportunities, for those not feeling quite so flush.
Beyond Cork Street, the West End is home to some seriously high-profile contemporary art galleries in London. Swiss import Hauser & Wirth (23 Savile Row, W1S 2ET), with its glittering stable of modern and contemporary artists the likes of Louise Bourgeois and Roni Horn, opened in 2003. Gagosian Gallery, one of the world’s best-known contemporary galleries, operates two London spaces (one at 17-19 Davies Street, W1K 3DE, and one at 6-24 Britannia Street, WC1X 9JD) and shows works from artists such as Alexander Calder and Jeff Koons as well as Ed Ruscha and Diane Arbus. Pace Gallery and Blain|Southern are two more big name neighbourhood highlights, while Victoria Miro, who opened her first venue on Cork Street, launched a new Mayfair space late last year.
But it’d be foolhardy to consign your wanderings strictly to the West End – East End, the Berlin of London, is all about the scruffy, young upstarts. The environs around Vyner Street in Bethnal Green have long been a hotspot for contemporary art galleries in London, with spaces like the artist-run Vyner Street Gallery, Wilkinson Gallery, and art lab Limewharf among those repping for all things East.
And next, head to what property agents are labelling “the next East London”: South London, which is emerging as the city’s newest creative hub. One of the leaders of the South London art scene is White Cube in Bermondsey (144-152 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3TQ), which occupies a colossal building that houses three exhibition spaces, an auditorium, and a bookshop. Stop by to find works from YBA favourites (or not, depending on your appetite for controversy) Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst, long-time London-based artistic partners Gilbert & George, and other blockbuster contemporary creatives like the Chapman Brothers.
Up-and-coming Peckham is also establishing itself as something of a South London art centre, with Hannah Barry Gallery (4 Holly Grove, SE15 5DF) at the forefront. Founded when Barry was in her early twenties, the gallery celebrates the work of London’s hip young artists, and hosts the annual Bold Tendencies show in a nearby car park (naturally). South London Gallery (65-67 Peckham Road, SE5 8UH), which hosts contemporary exhibitions alongside performances and other events, is one more worthy nearby art address.
Or, stick closer to home and take your own tour of some of the awe-inspiring artwork on display throughout Corinthia Hotel London. Some other-worldly, some thought provoking, some sculptural but all equally stunning; each piece reflects the beauty and vibrancy of not only the hotel itself, but the city in which it is housed. From the quirky, cheeky oil paintings of Alan MacDonald, Honky Tonk Woman III can be spotted in the Northall Private Dining Room, to Nick Jeffrey’s stunning, gold-encased butterflies burgeoning for freedom in his Pangea Series I-VIII, Corinthia London is a veritable art gallery in its own right. On your way for an indulgent treatment at ESPA Life at Corinthia, pause to examine the serene sculptures of Mari Ruth Oda or see the nearby London landmarks from a different view point with Marcus James’ delicately busy etchings.
With so much art on offer across the city it would be a shame to miss out. Pick your neighbourhood, then, and prepare to see some of London’s most innovative contemporary art.