Have you ever heard of a ‘daycay’? Until today, I haven’t either. However, thanks to DaybreakHotels, you can now spend a day in some of the UK’s most luxurious hotels without breaking the bank.
Last Wednesday, we made our way to The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences in Mayfair for an indulgent mid-week ‘daycay’ of our own. Located in front of Green Park, the Athenaeum Hotel & Residences is a stylish five-star hotel that captures the spirit of Mayfair. The family run hotel has been rooted in Mayfair since 1850 and has previously been a stately home, an exclusive Victorian members club, and a favourite haunt amongst Hollywood’s elite in the 1970s.
We began our day cation with lunch at Galvin at the Athenaeum. Helmed by Michelin-starred chefs and brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin, the menu was a masterclass in contemporary British cuisine. We began our meal, as you do with a luxury ‘daycay’ with some champagne. Afterwards, we had the Galvin Cure Smoked Salmon, followed by the lovely Wild Mushroom Pappardelle with Hazelnut Pesto and Crispy Sage.
After a lovely lunch, we made our way to our park facing stunning suite. With unparalleled views of Royal Green Park, luxury amenities, and modern interiors, the suite at The Atheneaum is everything a discerning traveller can ask for and more. After having a few glasses of red and taking in the scenery, we made our way downstairs to the Spa. In the spa, you will find a couple of jacuzzi’s, a sauna, and a steam room — where you can enjoy some much needed me-time and some more champagne too.
Originally founded in Rome back in 2014, DayBreakHotels now operates in 15 countries with over 3500 hotels in their network. We’re all about choosing me-time over overtime, and with Daybreakhotels changing the game of the luxury hotel scene it seems that we will be making more mid-week visits to The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences soon.
Day Rooms at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences are available from 9am to 12pm and overnight rooms from 10pm to 6am. Guests an also add on the use of other hotel facilities including pools, spas, and restaurants. A day in the superior Double Room at the Athenaeum via DayBreakHotels is £199, while a day in a suite costs £360. Spa access can be requested at £25/hour.