Best Up-and-Coming Hotels 2012
Courtesy of Corinthia Hotel London
Corinthia Hotel London
London got its fair share of glam ahead of the Olympics, and it could be argued that the Corinthia Hotel is the city’s new hotel pièce de résistance. A $488 million conversion sexed up the Victorian bones of this former Ministry of Defense building with a David Collins–designed bar and restaurant, an ESPA spa, and over-the-top themed penthouse suites. But what won us over were the more subtle touches, including the smaller Northall restaurant and its British locavore menu.
From $595 per night; corinthia.com.