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Best Hotels in London

Experience the deepest sleep and most luxurious stay in one of these acclaimed London hotels

THE DORCHESTER

The Dorchester is an iconic part of British heritage and a world renowned landmark on London’s glamorous Park Lane.

A 1930s art deco exterior houses 250 rooms and suites designed with classic English interiors, plus three contemporary roof suites with wraparound outdoor terraces overlooking the London skyline. The award-winning restaurants and bars at The Dorchester are led by London’s most experienced and welcoming staff, and the hotel is famous for its huge number of celebrity guests including Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, the late Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey and Lady Gaga.

TOP SUITE HARLEQUIN SUITE

  • Square footage: 1,645
  • Nightly rate: $13,645

Why we love it: Recently refurbished by New York-based designer Alexandra Champalimaud, the Harlequin Suite boasts elegant décor of silk and leather, a freestanding bath, fireplace and large outdoor terrace with stunning views over London. Discreetly reminiscent of the Hollywood glamour long associated with the  hotel, the design of these suites emulates the style in which The Dorchester was originally built in the 1930s while remaining fresh, modern and luxurious. In fact, it was in this very room that Elizabeth Taylor first heard she would star in the movie Cleopatra, and the original pink marble bathroom installed for her use remains to this day.

Roland Fasal, General Manager

+44 (0)20 7629 8888

Park Lane, Mayfair, W1K 1QA

www.thedorchester.com

CORINTHIA HOTEL LONDON

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The brand new Corinthia Hotel London opened in April 2011, boasting the largest standard rooms and suites in the vibrant capital, along with the  uncompromising attention to detail and exquisite service that the luxury Corinthia brand is known for.

Perfectly positioned just off Trafalgar Square and the Thames, on a lovely residential street with no shops, you’ll be in walking proximity of the city’s great monuments and buildings of State, as well as an easy 15-minute taxi ride to the City. A grand hotel for the 21st century, Corinthia London has been masterfully, impressively designed and is packed with the best amenities, including a new concept spa from ESPA, a Daniel Galvin salon and the Italian seafood restaurant Massimo, run by one of Rome’s top chefs. In a city not lacking in luxury accommodations, Corinthia’s London debut is set to stand apart from the crowd.

TOP SUITE THE ROYAL SUITE

  • Square footage: 5,000
  • Nightly rate: Available upon request

Why we love it: The truly majestic, two-story Royal Suite, the largest in London, will embrace guests with rich comfort and timeless elegance. Enter through an oval rotunda that leads to a curved living room with breathtaking, panoramic vistas and a grand, 10-seater dining room, whose gold leaf ceiling befits the most regal of affairs. Upstairs (take the dramatic circular staircase or the private one-story elevator), luxuriate in a spectacular master bedroom—located in a turret along with a dressing room—featuring a heavenly bed, views of the Thames and London Eye and a terrace with fire-pit to keep you warm on cooler evenings. This sprawling suite comes complete with a private study, kitchen with walk-in wine cellar, a second guest bedroom with hidden den, versatile entertainment room, gym, private spa treatment room and a marble-lined bathroom with fireplace and free-standing carved stone bath. You’ll find that every detail has been seen to in this princely home away from home.

Matthew Dixon, General Manager

+44 (0)20 7930 8181

Whitehall Place, SW1A 2BD

www.corinthia.com

41

41

Unforgettable luxury and one-of-a-kind character go hand-in-hand at 41, directly opposite Buckingham Palace.

This boutique hotel feels more like a traditional London club than a hotel: the atmosphere is warm and inviting, and the look is distinguished and quietly reassuring, making it ideal for both business and leisure visits. What’s more, at 41 the staff don’t just know your name; they can recall your favorite drink, newspaper, and your favorite room. All you have to do is walk into the grandiose, monochrome-tiled reception, and from there you’ll be whisked to the fifth floor to your own private world of round-the-clock service. What’s not to love?

TOP SUITECONSERVATORY SUITE

  • Square footage: 430
  • Nightly rate: $1,085

Why we love it:With views over the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, there’s nowhere else in London quite like the Conservatory Master Suite, where you can sleep in opulent luxury beneath the twinkling city stars. If you tire of the view, electric blinds turn the split-level suite into a private paradise complete with marbled bathroom and whirlpool bath. A combination of stunning views and penthouse seclusion make this an unforgettably romantic getaway.

Malcolm Hendry, General Manager

+44 (0)20 7300 0041

41 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W OPS

www.41hotel.com

THE BERKELEY

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Located in fashionable Knightsbridge, The Berkeley is a London institution.

Elegant, airy and exclusive, it is one of the best places to experience your stay in complete luxury. Among The Berkeley’s many attractions are its famed ‘Blue Bar’, a cocktail paradise frequented by the likes of Madonna and Leonardo di Caprio, and its two-starred Michelin restaurant Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley. On the eighth floor is London’s only roof-top health club and spa, which boasts panoramic views of Hyde Park. On sunny days, the roof retracts with the push of a button creating the capital’s ultimate Roman-style outdoor swimming pool.

TOP SUITEPAVILLION SUITE

  • Square footage: 1,580
  • Nightly rate: $7,220

Why we love it: Featuring a king-size bedroom, en-suite bathroom, spacious sitting room, dining room, guest bathroom, and – best of all – private access to the hotel’s roof terrace, the Pavillion Suite is the height of luxury. Decorated in clean, modern tones of cream and caramel, the suite’s elegant lines melt seamlessly into the timeless grandeur of the hotel. Moreover each guest will receive, in addition to the usual extensive media and 24/7 service amenities, their own personal iPad for exclusive use during their stay. This small but important touch brings The Berkeley firmly into the 21st century, and is the cherry on top of the cake.

Justin Pinchbeck, General Manager

+44 (0)20 7235 6000

Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RL

www.the-berkeley.co.uk

THE EGERTON HOUSE HOTEL

A stay at The Egerton House Hotel gives you style and exclusivity in equal measure.

With Harrods just around the corner, and views over Egerton Gardens and the Victoria and Albert Museum, this select hotel enables its guests to experience the city from a luxurious yet homely base in the very center of London. All the suites are individually decorated in a palette of rich, welcoming colors, and can be prepared according to each guest’s specific needs, whether this be a pot of refreshing tea at the ready for arrival, a TV guide turned to the desired page, or the preparation of a hot, soothing bath after a long day out.

TOP SUITE VICTORIA AND ALBERT SUITE

  • Square footage: 375
  • Nightly rate: $1,380

Why we love it: Newly refurbished with fine fabrics and antique Italian furnishings, this suite conjures up the grandeur and exclusivity of the townhouse of which it was once a part. Featuring a spacious bedroom with a king-size bed and a comfortable sofa bed, plus separate lounge area, the suite also opens on to a private garden terrace where guests can enjoy a hearty breakfast or an afternoon tea surrounded by quietness and privacy, with views on to the quintessentially English Egerton Gardens.

Sandra Anido, General Manager

+44 (0)20 7589 2412

17-19 Egerton Terrace, Knightsbridge, SW3 2BX

www.egertonhousehotel.com

FLEMINGS

Situated in a peaceful residential street off Piccadilly, Flemings is only a few steps from Green Park in the heart of fashionable Mayfair.

Opened in 1851, this historic property has recently undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment, updating its interiors with an innovative mix of contemporary style and Georgian elegance, yet retaining a certain intimacy. Flemings is also a culinary destination for dining, cupcakes and champagne or couture cocktails with excellent service and a relaxed ambiance.

TOP SUITE ARIA SUITE

  • Square footage: 785
  • Nightly rate: $1,540

Why we love it: The new Aria Suite, a two-bedroom, two-bathroom suite designed by Michaela Auert, founder of the Italian Design Group, is a light, bright modern living space. Furnished with stylish Italian furniture and soft furnishings, with a clever use of mirrors, this luxury London pad has a fully-equipped kitchen, high specification audio visual system, soundproofing and all the services you would expect of a five-star hotel in central London.

Simon Scarborough, General Manager

+44 (0)20 7499 0000

7-12 Half Moon Street, Mayfair, W1J 7BH

www.flemings-mayfair.co.uk

THE RITZ

Opened by renowned hotelier César Ritz in 1906, The Ritz still retains all the excitement and glamour synonymous with this legendary hotel.

The 136 guestrooms combine Louis XVI-style interiors with modern technology, while fine dining facilities include the magnificent Ritz Restaurant, the opulent Palm Court for afternoon tea, and the stylish Rivoli Bar. The Ritz is not only a paragon of luxury however; famous guests have included Charlie Chaplin, Sir Winston Churchill, the Queen and author Evelyn Waugh, making it an important part of London history.

TOP SUITE THE PRINCE OF WALES SUITE

  • Square footage: 1,990
  • Nightly rate: $9,930

Why we love it: A beautiful apartment-style penthouse, this suite includes its own hallway and cloakroom, two bedrooms, a dining room, a drawing room, a butler’s kitchen and two marble bathrooms. The bedrooms feature delicate period woodwork and each of the two bathrooms has a bath-controlled TV. Truly, a suite fit for royalty.

Stephen Boxall, Managing Director

+44 (0)20 7493 8181

150 Piccadilly, W1J 9BR

www.theritzlondon.com

THE LANGHAM

The Langham has a legendary hotel heritage dating back to 1865, when Langham London opened as Europe’s first Grand Hotel.

For over 140 years, this flagship hotel has been at the forefront of sophisticated and gracious hospitality, and from the outset it has occupied an unrivalled location in the heart of London. This remains the case today; with its position at the top of Regent Street and a short stroll to Bond Street, it is one of the most centrally-located luxury hotels in London.

TOP SUITE INFINITY SUITE

  • Square footage: 2,540
  • Nightly rate: $6,368

Why we love it: Overlooking All Souls Church and with wonderfully high ceilings, this large two bedroom suite features a master bedroom – complete with inviting four-poster bed and two dressing rooms – second bedroom with ensuite, separate lobby and cloakroom, kitchen, bespoke furniture and the newest Bose audio technology to enhance each guest’s experience. The suite is also noteworthy for a magnificent infinity bath which offers the sublime relaxation of a spa in your room. The infinity bath cleanses, revitalises and harnesses the powerful effects of colors on mood to provide the ultimate chromotherapy experience.

Katie Benson, Managing Director

+44 (0)20 7636 1000

1c Portland Place, Regent Street, W1B 1JA

www.london.langhamhotels.co.uk

THE LANESBOROUGH

With its enviable location in the heart of London, situated on the borders of Knightsbridge and Belgravia and with panoramic views of Hyde Park, The Lanesborough has long been considered one of the world’s most luxurious hotels.

Its elegant décor, exquisite cuisine, unsurpassed attention to detail and world-renowned service are second to none. The hotel’s recently launched restaurant, Apsleys, a Heinz Beck Restaurant, was awarded its first Michelin star in February 2010.

TOP SUITE ROYAL SUITE

  • Square footage: 2,900
  • Nightly rate: $11,500

Why we love it: As befits its name, this lavish suite is kitted out royally with three uniquely-designed bedrooms, a drawing room, dining area, study and kitchen. The drawing room and dining area, in regal gold and blue tones, can accommodate up to ten dining guests, whilst just around the corner the red-and-gold-colored study provides a private, cozy space for the handling of any personal affairs. VIP services include a 24hr personal butler, computer with email and internet facilities, music system and a digital TV with films on demand, two-line telephone (private and operator-assisted numbers), dedicated facsimile, mobile phone and voice mail.

Geoffrey Gelardi, Managing Director

+44 (0)20 7259 5599

Hyde Park Corner, SW1X 7TA

www.lanesborough.com

THE SAVOY

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A British icon since 1889, The Savoy has once again taken its place on the world stage after a £100 million-plus restoration.

The hotel seamlessly blends elements of the original and the new while the stunning Edwardian and art deco interiors sparkle with timeless elegance and glamour. The 268 guestrooms and suites are the last word in style, luxury and discreet technology with stunning views of London and the River Thames. Nine ‘signature suites’ have been styled after some of The Savoy’s most high profile guests.

TOP SUITE ROYAL SUITE

  • Square footage: 3,500
  • Nightly rate: $16,000

Why we love it: The Savoy’s Royal Suite is one of the capital’s finest and most well-appointed accommodations. Spread over the front of the entire fifth floor, the suite’s enfilade arrangement makes the most of the dramatic views over the River Thames. From each of the eight windows, guests can enjoy a magnificent London vista from Canary Wharf to the Houses of Parliament and beyond with seven of London’s bridges visible. Services to guests in this suite are extensive, and include – in addition to the customary five-star amenities – in-suite check-in and an unpacking and repacking service, ideal for those who wish for a quick, seamless voyage.

General Manager, Kiaran MacDonald

+44 (0)20 7836 4343

Strand, WC2R 0EU

www.the-savoy.com

CLARIDGE’S

In the heart of Mayfair, Claridge’s hotel is perfectly placed for London’s shopping districts and leafy Hyde Park.

With award-winning service and business facilities, Claridge’s is a sumptuous retreat for the business traveler – or a luxurious indulgence if you want to spoil yourself or a loved one. Stars, socialites and the crowned heads of Europe have enjoyed this five-star hotel for over 100 years, lounging in its elegant art deco interior and taking afternoon tea in The Foyer.

TOP SUITE BROOK PENTHOUSE

  • Square footage: 1,905
  • Nightly rate: $9,680

Why we love it: Designed by Veere Grenney, this elegant and luxury apartment is decorated in gentle lilac with light oak floors and original 1930s fittings. Relax in the large luxurious bedrooms, splendid marble bathrooms, and beautiful sitting room overlooking your private roof terrace. Or entertain friends in the elegant dining room with cloakroom and cocktail bar. Sweeping south, the terrace can host lavish cocktail parties and dinners.

Thomas Kochs, Hotel Manager

+44 (0)20 7629 8860/+44 (0) 20 7409 6300 (manager)

Brook Street, Mayfair, W1K 4HR

www.claridges.co.uk

DUKES LONDON

Set amid one of London’s most discerning districts, in a quiet courtyard in St. James’s, is DUKES LONDON, a hidden gem that has been welcoming distinguished guests for well over a century.

From the moment you walk through the lobby, you get the feeling that you’re somewhere rather special.

Revered by regular guests and locals alike, this iconic hotel is a delightful mix of quintessential English charm and exacting standards – nothing short of Mayfair living.

Time has been taken to ensure your stay at DUKES LONDON is just so. The luxurious rooms and 12 opulent suites are unsurpassed when it comes to the finer details, such as delectable hand-made chocolates and fabulous organic toiletries. Not to be missed are the legendary Martinis in DUKES Bar, the decadent Perrier Jouët Lounge and THIRTY SIX restaurant, revered for its wholesome British cuisine prepared by Michelin-starred chef, Nigel Mendham.

If you fancy spreading your wings, you’ll find shopping on Bond Street, fine restaurants and many of London’s most famous attractions on its doorstep. There’s also excellent links to the city and Canary Wharf for business guests.

DUKES LONDON is just moments away from The Royal Academy, Green Park and Buckingham Palace, so if you want to make the most of its regal surroundings – and of course, the great British weather – the hotel can book a Royal Package Tour or prepare a luxury picnic, including champagne.

TOP SUITE THE DUKE OF CLARENCE SUITE BY THOMAS GOODE

  • Square footage: 700
  • Nightly rate: $3,150

Why we love it: Featuring an emperor size bed, as well as a separate living room and dining room, this Penthouse Suite is decorated with the finest china and porcelain by the highly prestigious Thomas Goode of Mayfair. The black marble bathroom with its deep bathtub and a 24-hour butler, on request, make it a very special home from home. A separate living room and dining room are available, and the décor is soft and airy, with lots of natural light flooding in from the Suite’s huge windows. You also enjoy a private terrace with views over breathtaking Green Park and Hyde Park.

Debrah Dhugga

+44 (0)20 7491 4840

St. James’s Place, London, SW1A 1NY

www.dukeshotel.com

45 PARK LANE

Opened in 2011, this sister-hotel of the Dorchester has fast become one of the chicest hotels in London.

The contemporary interior design is provided by world renowned architect Thierry Despont, who has created a décor that focuses on personal living—the idea is to create an atmosphere that feels like a private residence. The façade has become an instantly recognisable feature of Park Lane—the bold horizontal ‘fins’ are eco-friendly, resisting solar gain to the hotel, thereby reducing the power required to run the hotel’s air conditioning system. The environmental theme continues with the location of 45 Park Lane—opposite the sprawling Hyde Park, the hotel offers scintillating views from all of the suites. Wolfgang Puck has brought his celebrated CUT concept to London with a restaurant on the ground floor, which alongside the sleek Bar 45, brings a bit of Beverly Hills glamour to the London dining scene. Within walking distance of Regent Street and Piccadilly, this state-of-the-art hotel offers instant access to London shopping.

TOP SUITE THE PENTHOUSE SUITE

  • Square footage: 1,830
  • Nightly rate: $10,204

Why we love it: If having a fantastic view over one of the most iconic locations in London sounds like your idea of perfection then the Penthouse Suite may be for you. Situated on the ninth floor of the hotel and accessible only by a private elevator, the suite offers beautiful views over the park from the 360° wraparound terrace. The décor carries on the theme from the rest of the hotel—warm colors and light textures coming together to create a deeply personal living space. The master bedroom features a king-size bed, the living room is packed full of high-tech gadgetry and the dining area is great for entertaining guests.

Christophe Hilty, Hotel Manager

+44 (0)207 493 4545

45 Park Lane, Mayfair, W1K 1PN

www.45parklane.com

LONDON SYON PARK

Set in the beautiful 200-acre Syon Park Estate—the Duke of Northumberland’s ancestral home—this newly built Waldorf Astoria hotel opened its doors in March 2011.

Heathrow Airport is seven miles away, ideal for those flying in and out of London

regularly, but want the greenery of a country retreat. Use the hotel’s helipad to dodge London traffic. Guests enjoy access to the Syon House grounds through a special gate, and can partake in rural pursuits like trout fishing, foraging, punting and shooting.  For private functions, The Clubhouse is available for exclusive hire—occupying an entire wing of the hotel, this elegant space includes an informal restaurant and bar and an eclectic collection of bedrooms. For a haute couturespa service, the Kallima Spa eschews a spa menu in favor of a made-to-measure session based on individual consultation. Cosmetic surgeon to the stars, Alex Karidis, is available for non-surgical treatments.

TOP SUITE PRESIDENTIAL SUITE

  • Square footage: 531
  • Nightly rate: $6,279

Why we love it: Continuing the theme of Mother Nature meets sophisticated luxury, the Presidential Suite at the London Syon Park is one of the finest in the city. Featuring rich décor befitting a 400-year-old English manor, the suite combines aristocratic opulence with state-of-the-art-technology in way that never feels contrived. The windows of the spacious living room provide a beautiful view overlooking the courtyard garden with its 180-year old bonsai tree. The two bedrooms both feature en-suite bathrooms, and the dining room is perfect for entertaining guests.

Dale MacPhee, General Manager

+44 (0)207 870 7777

London Syon Park, Middlesex, TW8 8JF

www.londonsyonpark.com

W LONDON

W Hotels have a worldwide reputation for being trendy and chic venues, and W London is no exception.

Located in the fashionable area of Leicester Square, the hotel is only a step away from movie premieres and celebrity events that take place all year round in the square. While some London hotels focus on traditional sophistication, the interior here is refreshingly sleek and innovative—this is a truly modern hotel, from the state-of-the-art facilities to the Whatever/Whenever® concierge service. The Wyld bar has become one of the hippest night spots in the area, while the Lounge attracts celebrities for afternoon tea or a taste of the delicious signature W cocktail. With a luxurious spa and appetizing South Asian themed restaurant, Spice Market, this hotel finds the perfect balance between contemporary cool and lavish facilities. For animal lovers, there’s even a Pets Are Welcome (P.A.W.) policy so that your pet can get the same five-star treatment that you do.

TOP SUITE E WOW SUITE

  • Square footage: 1,600
  • Nightly rate: $8,000

Why we love it: It’s no surprise that stars such as Kate Moss, Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter have all stayed in the E Wow Suite—after all, celebrities like to enjoy outstanding luxury, and that is exactly what the suite gives you. Continuing the theme of modernity prevalent in the hotel, there is a rotating sofa in the lounge, a 62-inch television in the bathroom and Jacuzzi to provide the perfect viewing platform. If you fancy keeping trim while on holiday then a personal trainer can take you through your daily exercises, while the 350-thread count sheets and W signature king-size bed ensure you rest well after sampling the delights of London’s West End. If you want more space, just have the friendly staff close off the corridor and add more rooms to the E Wow.

Kevin Rockey, General Manager

+44 (0)207 758 1000

10 Wardour Street, Leicester Square, London, W1D 6QF

www.wlondon.co.uk