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By Elite Traveler | January 13 2020
The gleaming white facade of The Lanesborough is a neoclassical monument on Hyde Park Corner in London’s affluent Knightsbridge neighborhood. The hotel is a destination in itself — many visit to dine at the Michelin-starred restaurant, Celeste, or for the award-winning afternoon tea. For a longer stint, book the Royal Suite (you might recognize it from Eyes Wide Shut, the 1999 movie by Stanley Kubrick). As the name suggests, it is unashamedly regal and has views over Buckingham Palace Gardens. The 4,845-sq-ft suite has seven bedrooms and bathrooms, two inviting living rooms and a dining room with space for 12 guests. Guests of the Royal Suite enjoy butler service and the use of a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce Phantom.