Grandes Dames

The ultimate guide to every major destination, for the elite traveler. Join us as we tour the world’s best hotels, the finest restaurants and all of the world’s leading luxury travel offerings.

The St. Regis, New York, USA

Presidential Suite Just steps from Fifth Avenue, The St. Regis New York is within easy walking distance of many of the city’s sites, from Central Park and theaters to museums, such as MoMA. In addition to this superb location, the hotel hosts a bespoke Family Traditions program that includes activities and experiences from in-suite toys to tours and picnics. The […]

Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, France

The Penthouse Upon entering the Art Deco hotel, there’s simply no place you could be other than Paris. With Louis XVI style from acclaimed designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, dramatic floral arrangements from Jeff Leatham and as Europe’s only hotel to boast five Michelin stars among its three restaurants, it’s pure perfection. On the eighth floor, The Penthouse’s silk-upholstered walls, glossy marble […]

The Plaza, New York, USA

Royal Suite Three-Bedroom It would be impossible to imagine New York City without The Plaza, which has cast its impressive French-inspired shadow over Central Park and Fifth Avenue since 1907. The scene of countless movies and swanky parties, its glamour is enduring. The glamour continues in the Royal Suite, with magnificent decor in the style of Louis XV including velvet […]

Archerfield House, Scotland

The Boathouse Tucked into the landscape near North Berwick in East Lothian, Archerfield House private members’ club combines first-class golf and a rustic luxe spa with this exclusive-use lodge that sits alongside the main house, a Grade I listed mansion. The Boathouse is on the estate’s waterfront overlooking the Firth of Forth, with a balcony from which you can appreciate […]

The Langham, London, UK

Sterling Suite The Sterling Suite is one of the largest on our list, which is even more remarkable due to its central London location. Its size is eclipsed only by its decor: sterling details are seen throughout, from the antique mirrors to the hand-painted chinoiserie silver-leaf panels in the master bedroom and the verre eglomise glass with Gilded Age details […]

Raffles, Singapore

The Sir Stamford Raffles Suite Originating in the late 1800s, this legendary hotel is celebrated for its colonial style and distinct history, as well as being home to the iconic Long Bar. The hotel’s two Presidential Suites pay tribute to its most significant historic figures: Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of modern Singapore, and the family who established the hotel, […]

The Lanesborough, London, UK

The Royal Suite On the site of Viscount Lanesborough’s mansion, The Lanesborough has a stately but unassuming presence (there are no signs out front). At Hyde Park Corner with views of Wellington Arch, the formal and very grand hotel welcomes you to walk  around its astonishingly refurbished Regency decor and marvel at the intricate detail from designer Alberto Pinto. In […]

Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Paris, France

The Royal Suite It doesn’t get more classically Parisian than the lavish Royal Suite at Hôtel Plaza Athénée, one of the city’s original grande dame hotels. The suite features antique furnishings, French artwork and gilded architectural details. The design from Marie-José Pommereau honors its history and subtly incorporates technology (there are nine flat-screen televisions). With two drawing rooms, four bedrooms, […]

The Connaught, London, UK

The Apartment The late Irish architect David Collins designed this serene penthouse in the Connaught hotel to feel like the home of a private collector. He achieved this by collecting books, sculptures and paintings to fill the light-drenched space along with specially commissioned artwork. This two-bedroom suite covers 3,068 sq ft with double-height ceilings, an eight-person dining room, living room […]