The Lanesborough, London, UK

Housed in a Regency-style mansion, The Lanesborough overlooks Hyde Park and is perfectly located if you’re in town for a shopping spree — Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Sloane Street are just around the corner.

The decadent Baroque-style interiors by Alberto Pinto are complemented by the lavish floral arrangements created by the in-house florist. Be sure to visit the new Club & Spa with an enormous, well-equipped gym, and don’t leave without having an ila gold silk facial.

If you’re visiting with the family, children are treated to special gifts upon arrival, and suites can cater to four-legged family members, too.

Top suite: The Royal Suite from $15,900 per night

Don’t miss: Dinner at Michelin-starred Céleste — opt for the five-course tasting menu (we love the sautéed squid with black ink porridge) paired with excellent wines.

Contact: Marco Novella, general manager,, +44 207 259 5599,