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 with plaster chandelier by sculptor Philippe Anthonioz and wraparound balcony (featuring two teak decks with topiary) overlooking Carlos Place. Botanical design accents along with fresh flowers by McQueens, a marble fireplace, hand-carved doors and black furnishings finished with gold enhance the suite’s blue, white and lilac color scheme. If two bedrooms aren’t enough, extend The Apartment to become a three-bedroom suite. Or, you could even take over the entire sixth floor and reserve all nine bedrooms.

From $24,350 per night. Contact Nancy Getlan, director of sales and marketing,, +1 212 715 0995,