England

Hotels in England

Designed in a French-chateau style and opened in 1906, The Ritz London neighbors Green Park and Buckingham Palace. White-gloved doormen usher guests into the grandiose lobby. All rooms, from the queen-bed singles to the marble-clad suites, have fireplaces and are decorated in Louis-XVI style.

Housed in a white Georgian mansion dating from 1813, this palatial hotel is set on 350 acres of parkland that include the world-renowned Stoke Poges golf course (featured in the James Bond film Goldfinger).

The Thierry Despont-designed 45 Park Lane, located across the street from its older sibling the Dorchester, opened in the summer of 2011 as a more intimate and modern version of its glitzier neighbor.

Centrally located in Knightsbridge, the Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel is within a five-minute walk of major attractions, including Harrods and the Sloane Street designer stores, which range from Louis Vuitton to Giorgio Armani.

Love is in the air at this reinvented Georgian manor set on 240 acres of private parkland near Windsor Castle, 45 minutes outside London. In fact, the very sentiment is spelled out in capital letters in the contemporary light fixture over the bar.

Only the faintest signs of life outside can be heard from Montagu Place Hotel, a secluded, 16-room Georgian town house in regal Marylebone.

This palatial house has served many purposes, from private estate and RAF officer housing to corporate office; it became today’s hotel in July 1991. The “Danesfield” moniker derives from the Danish wanderers that once camped on the grounds, which now has 65 acres of garden space.

A chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce Phantom is available to rent for a Heathrow pick-up; and guests are met by a butler when arriving at this family-run, private members club and hotel near Hyde Park.

Inspired by Japanese capsule hotels and first-class airplane cabins, Yotel provides the amenities of a high-end hotel (handmade organic mattresses, rain showers) within T4, offering a good night’s sleep before an early morning flight or as little as four hours of privacy during transfers.