Lifestyle / Travel – March 18, 2016

Where to Stay in London: Gold List 2016

Editors name their five favorite hotels in the capital city—the ones we return to, year after year.

Via Conde Nast Traveler

1.
The Beaumont
It’s hard to believe that this elegant, Art Deco-inspired five-star hotel in Mayfair was once a parking garage. But the drastic renovation is an ode to the expertise of its creators, who used the stunning contrast of dark wood against bright marble to frame the 73 rooms and suites.
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2.
THE BERKELEY
A short walk from Harrods and Harvey Nichols, this “simply world-class property” opened in the 1800s and still has some of its original interior wood paneling and decorative carvings. The “well-appointed rooms” and suites with large roof terraces offer unique touches like saunas—“though not all rooms are created equal here.” Order a ginger cosmopolitan at the Blue Bar, which is “definitely a place to see and be seen.” Diners at the chef’s table at Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley get to watch the kitchen in full swing; alternatively, dine on provincial French cuisine at Koffmann’s. “The staff cater to your every need.”
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3.
Claridge's
This famed brick hotel is within walking distance of upscale shops and boutiques in Mayfair. Through a revolving door, enter a lobby bedecked with deer lamps and mirrors. Gorgeous guest rooms are divided in decor—half are Art Deco, half are Victorian—with furniture and interiors by Linley and Diane von Furstenberg.
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