Nightlife guru Rande Gerber will break into Europe next month when he inaugurates the bar and restaurant at the Hard Rock Hotel Madrid (14 Plaza de Santa Ana; 800/336-3542). For T+L's annual Hotels Issue, we asked Gerber which properties he'd emulate if he were to build his own retreat. Peninsula Beverly Hills 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills; 800/462- 7899. "When I go up to my room, it's got the beer that I like, the tequila that I like." Four Seasons Hotel, New York 57 E. 57th St.; 800/ 332-3442. "The staff makes everyone feel like a VIP, with no attitude at all. They consistently give good service—something trendy hotels so often get wrong." Blakes, London 33 Roland Gardens; 800/926-3173. "It's a small forty-five-room hotel that doesn't really have a lobby, so you just walk in and you're home."
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