Arriving at the Clayton Hotel was seamless...Early check in, room in new wing, and no hassle at all. The service here so far has been friendly and I am pleasantly surprised in the decor. It's a 4 star hotel, that's clean and contemporary, and not too modern. Over the last year, my taste has taken a bit of a turn. My eye is attracted to more of the "shabby chic" Soho Hotel style-esque vintage decor, glossy chandeliers and velvet ottomans. This morning had me intrigued with optical allusion paintings and sculptures. I love seeing less grey in interior design lately. I feel like the 50 shades of grey trend is fading far away. More whites and balmy nudes suit bigger spaces and give it a better ambience. Although the hotel is a bit further from Central London, the energy and style are worth the distance.