London has always been synonymous with style, culture, history and innovation, but these days, maybe more than ever, the city sizzles with creative energy, world-class museums, exquisite restaurants, top-notch hotels and fashion-forward boutiques.
Blakes Hotel - London, England
Stunning interior design, unique dining experiences and a wide range of services make from the astonishing Blakes Hotel one of the most over-the-top places to stay in London, if not the entire continent. Conceived by renowned designer Anouska Hempel to be the first luxury boutique hotel in the world, the property boasts 47 unique rooms, each fabulously decorated to offer a spiritual retreat for the body and soul. The design themes are mainly travel inspired and range from Parisian chic to lavish Oriental. The hotel’s restaurant serves an inspiring fusion of Thai and European cuisines in a staggering, timeless décor.
The Dorchester - London, England
Situated in London’s exclusive Mayfair, The Dorchester is an excellent base to explore the city’s countless attractions. Opened in 1931, the utterly luxurious hotel overlooking the iconic Hyde Park embodies all the glitz and glamour of the age it belongs while offering guests modern amenities and exceptional service. The opulent rooms - most of which have been recently restyled by the finest interior designers - feature distinct sumptuous decorations, lavish Art-Deco bathrooms and fantastic views. Highlights of the hotel include the fabulous roof suites designed by Alexandra Champalimaud, the whimsical Oliver Messel rooms and the amazing spa, where Fox Linton’s exquisite design blends beautifully with the highest standard of service. The property is completed with a fine selection of award-winning restaurants and bars.
South Place Hotel - London, UK
With its inspiring Conran-designed interiors, exquisite gourmet restaurants and excellent location between the City and the fashionable West End, the 80-bedroom South Place Hotel is one of London’s best kept secrets. An ideal address for both business and pleasure, this independent luxury hotel features stylishly appointed suites with lavish James Heeley ’St Clements’ amenities; high-quality percale cotton bed linen from Josephine Home; Eero Saarinen desk chairs and original pieces of art by contemporary London-based artists, to name but a few. The focus on design is evident in every aspect of the hotel, from the public spaces’ quirky decorations to the sophisticated menus offered by the hotel’s restaurants.
W London - Leicester Square, UK
Located in Leicester Square, in the city’s vibrant and fashionable West End, the glamorous W London amazes with its cutting-edge technology and arresting decors that combine innovative design with bespoke furnishings and bold, sophisticated touches. Each of the luxurious 192 rooms is unique and prepared with exclusive amenities, ensuring guests a one-of-a-kind stay. For the ultimate experience, however, try the hotel’s latest additions: the glitzy three-bedroom E WOW Suite with its astonishing music-theme décor and the futuristic Screening Suites where W high-end luxury meets the ultimate in cinema entertainment.
Metropolitan by COMO - London, UK
A luxurious hotel in the heart of London, Metropolitan by COMO boasts a stunning collection of 144 rooms and suites, as well as 19 elegant apartments suitable for long stays. The Asian-inspired decors along with the state-of-the-art features and the beautiful natural light that floods each room, create a wonderful atmosphere of peace and tranquility in which to escape from the hustle and bustle of UK’s vibrant capital.
The Wellesley - London, UK
Enjoying a privileged location in the heart of London, The Wellesley greets its guests with a dazzling fusion of art deco glamour and avant-garde luxury. The opulent 5-star hotel comprise 36 suites and bedrooms exclusively decorated with sumptuous palatial furnishings, the modish Jazz Lounge, the Italian-style Oval Restaurant, the Crystal Bar and the Wellesley Penthouse, a spectacular suite of rooms with panoramic Hyde Park views, spread over two floors.