25 Dic 2011
02 Nov 2011
London is one of the places Where We Can find the highest concentration of luxury hotels
We commented in our recent post about Hotels, and we want to lighten our tourism posts dedicated to opening new sections in particular. Specifically dedicate this post to luxury hotels in London (see our post here on LONDON overall). The issue could give hours and "ink " as some would say but we decided to narrow the selection, focusing on the luxury segment, in particular, in 12 hotels, a reasonable enough number to facilitate the choice of accommodation for those who trip to London with his pockets full of money.
The offer of luxury hotels in London is concentrated mainly in the districts of Mayfair and Knightsbridge, with 5-star hotels have restaurants and bars in the front line, good spa areas and rooms where they lack detail. But London, as a major city, hides luxury hotels in almost all main downtown neighborhoods.
We divide our neighborhood to neighborhood selection.
No lack of detail in a top London hotels, with a clear cut classic and overlooking Hyde Park. Mainly emphasize its range of restaurants, including award-winning restaurant Alain Ducasse.
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
It also has, among others, China Tang, an Asian one point less formal than the last.
The Dorchester - China Tang
The Bar at The Dorchester is one of the favorite places for those who want to see and be seen as the living area, perfect for an afternoon stop. And for anyone looking for relaxation, Dorchester Spa is considered one of the best in the UK.
The Dorchester - Spa
Going into the heart of Mayfair The Connaught we found recently restored and whose appearance portends care what is inside one later.
The Connaught - Exterior view
With a 2 star Michelin restaurant - Hélène Darroze at The Connaught - and 2 swanky bars as part of its offer, the hotel is equally classic decor and style but with modern areas such as Aman Spa.
Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Another classic hotel scene in the capital, within walking distance of Connaught. Unlike earlier and while his court, in general, is classic, its rooms have been customized with the touch of top designers. It offers a wide range in terms of restoration concerns although the restaurant Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's is the one that takes the cake.
Claridge's - Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's
No spa but it has a fitness area and beauty treatments and therapies.
FOUR SEASONS PARK LANE
We could not miss a representative of the famous chain in London. We stayed with that of Park Lane in Mayfair, while the Four Seasons Canary Wharf is not going to lag. In a classic, yet contemporary style and where not the slightest lack technological advance, the Four Seasons offers spacious, modern and common spaces where glass above all commands, either alone or in combination of gardens and other spaces. With a normal restaurant offer is the spa that takes the cake - one of the most modern and complete in the UK - as well as the terrace in the hotel, overlooking Hyde Park immediate and a large part of central London.
Knightsbridge & Belgravia
Jumping to Knightsbridge, the first name on the list is the Mandarin Oriental london, like true reflection of British life, which is evident in rooms and common areas. In the chapter of restoration enough to say that 2 are represented illustrious chefs: Daniel Boulud and Heston Blumenthal. The first one of the most famous French restaurateurs, located in New York and a restaurant on the Upper East Side awarded 3 Michelin stars, the second, Heston Blumenthal, is not going to the rear, being the most renowned chef in the United Kingdom for his restaurant The Fat Duck. Highlights, in addition, the garden terrace area, an oasis in an area as busy as Knightsbridge, where you can take something as an alternative to the ever-animated The Bar at Mandarin Oriental.
Mandarin Oriental - Terrace
Additionally, the spa is also one of the most recognized in London with a variety of treatments noteworthy.
Mandarin Oriental - Spa
And speaking of Knightsbridge, just a few meters from the Mandarin Oriental, The Berkeley is located, one of the most complete luxury hotels throughout the area in London. Classic style and outside of their rooms, offers glimpses of modernity in its restaurants and leisure areas.
As far as restaurants are concerned, The Berkeley has 2 of the best in the city: Pétrus, also known as Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley.y Koffmann's, with Pierre Koffman as a conductor. Also has the Blue Bar, one of the most beautiful and original bars that one can find in London and the Caramel Room, perfect for afternoon tea.
The Berkeley - Blue Bar
As highlighted areas of the spa and wellness as part of gym and outdoor pool, a luxury in a city like London.
The Berkeley - Outdoor
Front-line service for a hotel that does not lack detail. It has a good range of restaurants, restaurants and bars, both indoors and outdoors, having to do with gardens, some with views over Hyde Park.
The Lanesborough - Detail of a room
With traditional decor also has the Spa Studio, known for its modernity, maybe not in size.
Chelsea & Kensington
Very different from all the above, Blake's is a concept of "boutique" luxury in a set of old Victorian houses in the neighborhood of Chelsea.
Blake's - interior
No big deal in terms of potential welfare concerns, the biggest attraction focuses on his restaurant and bar area, where it is not uncommon to see celebrities, musicians, designers, public recurrent in this small hotel but very charming.
Covent Garden & Piccadilly
We could not miss in this review represent a leading hotel luxury for over a century - in London and other cities - such as the Ritz. While its exterior call more attention to the views of Green Park to the building itself, the interior is the one that transports you to another era, in a centennial hotel as this.
The Ritz - Palm Court
Rooms like the one we serve afternoon tea leaves you stunned and wanting to know the restaurant itself, equally remarkable from the artistic point of view.
The Ritz - Afternoon Tea
Hotel mythical - well above the centennial - the British capital has recently lived in the flesh a total renovation but has retained the Art Deco style with modern elements, both in rooms and common areas. It has the River Restaurant - taking advantage of the location, overlooking the Thames - as well as another restaurant with the seal of Gordon Ramsay.
The Savoy - Exterior
THE WALDORF HILTON
In the same area as the Savoy, a few minutes walk, there emerges the Waldorf Hilton, maybe more than all the previous executive, probably because they were in the entrance of the City of London. With a first class service and a classic rooms - as expected - highlights the heated swimming pool, some not so normal in the hotels in London.
Waldorf Hilton - Heated
Away from the traditional circuit of luxury hotels in Mayfair and Knightsbridge, The Landmark is one of the best luxury hotels of the city, with the seal of The Leading Hotels of the World. Impose many common areas outside and inside, like the huge glazed terrace.
The Landmark - glazed patio
With an outstanding range of restaurants, a modern spa is the perfect finish for a hotel characterized by eminently executive clientele.
As usual, for some are not all they are but for us, they are everyone. Since the area dedicated to the very wealthy pockets hotels will soon dedicate a post to other hotels in London, to thereby provide suitable accommodation option for most pockets as possible.