New York, NY- October 26, 2005 For those looking for something completely different this Christmas, London’s Kempinski Courthouse Hotel gives visitors a chance to indulge their inner “Austin Powers.”

The Courthouse Hotel, featuring a daring design inspired by the building’s previous incarnation as the country’s second oldest magistrate’s court, is a stone’s throw from Carnaby Street, the area synonymous with the 1960’s “Swinging London.” With the infamous sixties’ cases of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards being held in what was then Court Number One and is now the hotel’s Silk restaurant, the Courthouse Kempinski hotel is the perfect venue for a Swinging Sixties themed Christmas party. Yeah, baby.

For this radical flashback, The Courthouse Hotel is transforming its lower “Chambers” into a Swinging Sixties haven, complete with a psychedelic chill out lounge, sixties disco and 1960’s style Carnaby Street boutiques. Swinging Sixties parties start with a Carnaby Street champagne reception with guests entertained by some of the best street performers that enliven Carnaby Street today. A three course dinner follows in the main Chambers, transformed into a funky 1960s Carnaby Street, and then. . . a visit to the psychedelic lounge or the dance floor (where tunes will separate the Mods from the Rockers).


To banish the winter chill this Christmas and give a whole new twist to the Christmas office party, The Courthouse will create a traditional German Christkindl market on the hotel’s roof terrace. Gazing out over the tops of Soho and Liberty’s department store, guests will be offered scrumptious roasted almonds, hot chocolate, German Lebkuchen (ginger bread), Glühwein (mulled wine), as well as Schnapps from a specially created Schnapps Bar.