Five of the Best Luxury Hotels in London
Voted the #1 hotel in London by Conde Nast Traveler 2019 Reader’s Choice Award, Rosewood is situated in one of the capital’s most historic thoroughfares, High Holborn – a road that dates back to Roman times. Designed in Edwardian style, construction began in 1912 and features a carriageway entrance and dome leading into a stunning courtyard, where guests are greeted inside by Cuban mahogany and seven types of marble, some of which can no longer be found worldwide. Home to more than 260 rooms and 44 suites, Rosewood London is steps away from Covent Garden. For unique dining or meeting locations, check out Scarfes Bar, which features antiques dating back to 1870 or Holborn Dining Room brasserie. Amenities include the Fitness Suite, which features a personal trainer and running club, a wellness spa, 11 event spaces over 11,660 square feet, and a 24-hour business center that offers basic needs as well as on-site binding/lamination, and translation and typing services.
FS London @ Park Lane
Located in the heart of Mayfair, surrounded by gardens, the rich, British, modern award-winning designed property touts more than 150 guestrooms and 46 suites intended to mirror staterooms on a luxury cruise ship. For the business traveler on the go, the Four Seasons at Park Lane offers guests overnight laundry, one-hour pressing, and a 24-hour business center. If interested in hosting on-site meetings, there are nine stunning banquet/private dining rooms in addition to onsite Italian cuisine dining that includes a private garden venue. Guests can also enjoy a state-of-the-art fitness center with views of Big Ben and the London Eye and are within walking distance of many key locations, including Buckingham Palace.
Opened in 1889, the Savoy (a Fairmont hotel) is considered one of London’s most famous hotels and is located on the North Bank of the River Thames in the center of the Capital, conveniently located near the ballet, opera, theater, museums, and more. The first luxury hotel in Britain, the Savoy of today is a classical blend of quality and elegance. With over 260 rooms decorated in either Art Deco or Edwardian style, guests have access to a 24-hour gym and business center, private pool, spa treatments, butler service (suites only) and seven restaurants – including Gordon Ramsey’s legendary Savoy Grill. If interested in meeting a client over cocktails, check out the award-winning Beaufort Bar, known for its unique and tasty drinks, or the American Bar, the oldest surviving bar in London and one of the World’s Best Hotel Bars by Forbes 2019 Travel Guide.
Housed within a mansion on Regent Street in the West End, near London’s famed shopping districts, The Langham is the recent recipient of a 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Often home-away-from-home for dignitaries, celebrities, and royalty, the 380 elegant guestroom/suite property offers world-class facilities such as a “chic” spa, swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness studio. Multiple dining experiences include The Wigmore, the Palm Court, where guests can enjoy afternoon tea (where the tradition was born more than 150 years ago), or a cocktail at The Artesian, which also made the list of the World’s Best Hotel Bars by Forbes 2019 Travel Guide.
Prior to becoming a hotel in 1990, The Lanesborough was the country house for Viscount Lanesborough in 1719 and St George’s Hospital in 1827. Overlooking Hyde Park, this opulent, yet classic Grande Dame is full of charm. With 93 rooms decorated in a contemporary Victorian style and the most current technological advances, guests will undoubtedly enjoy luxurious comfort. To experience an award-winning afternoon tea, travelers are encouraged to visit the Michelin-starred Céleste restaurant, or The Garden Room – one of London’s best cigar and Cognac bars. Business and leisure travelers alike can enjoy fitness classes at the Fitness Spa & Club (crowned England’s 2019 Best Hotel Spa at the World Spa Awards), 24-hour butler service, and seven uniquely designed – airy, dramatic, and sophisticated – dining/meeting rooms for large or intimate events.
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