The Dorchester – Dorchester Collection
Bordering Hyde Park, The Dorchester, regarded as one of the very best, luxury hotels in London, is the chosen address of many heads of state, royals and film stars when staying in London. This old world charm property is defined by its high-quality service, refined decór and pure elegance. No visit to The Dorchester is ever complete without a seat at the table of the multi-awarded Alain Ducasse French restaurant – should you experience a hard time ordering, the tasting menu will always prove to be an excellent option.
Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane
Down on Park Lane, one more name comes to mind: the five-star hotel Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane, moments away from three of London’s most beloved green areas: Hyde Park, Green Park and St. James’s Park. The top-floor glass-walled spa, apart from heavenly four-hand massages, offers its guests unwinding panoramic views over London’s skyline, including the prominent The Shard and London Eye. When London is blessed with warmer temperatures and sunny skies, having an al-fresco lunch at Amaranto Italian restaurant proves to be a real delight.
Right at the very heart of Mayfair, Claridge’s takes pride in having some of London’s most spacious rooms and suites, all exquisitely decorated in both a historic and contemporary style. The hotel’s Art Deco inheritance, together with impressive marble floors and glittering chandeliers, have been setting the mood for crowned heads from all over the world. Take a leap of faith by attending a cooking masterclass and discover the secrets behind the mouthwatering food prepared by the hotel’s top-notch chefs. Not a fan of kitchens? Treat yourself to the ultimate dining experience, in a highly-sensorial wine dinner, at the intimate Reading Room. Last but not least, sip a drink at Claridge’s Bar – former Causerie – a city’s institution since the Second World War times.
The Ritz London
Strategically located on Piccadilly Street, between Green Park and department store Fortnum & Mason, The Ritz London is a St. James’s vedette in its own right. The luxury hotel has been featured countless times in the big screen (who doesn’t remember Julia Roberts breaking Hugh Grant’s heart in the movie Notting Hill?), having its arcades and trademark signage set the tone for romantic scenes. The Ritz first opened its doors in 1906 by the hand of César Ritz himself and the result couldn’t have been any better, from the extravagance of the Rococo era to staggering, high-ceiling salons that dazzle all of those looking for glamour and unparalleled service. The world-renowned experience of staying at The Ritz London goes way beyond its fine accommodations: drives in Royce Phantoms or attending one of London’s most celebrated afternoon teas, are some of the additional reasons that justify picking this emblematic hotel.