Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
Zen is the mantra at this luxurious, Asian-inflected haven that’s consistently regarded as one of the world’s best hotels. Its location, opposite Harvey Nichols and adjacent to Hyde Park, doesn’t hurt, nor do onsite restaurants Bar Boulud and the Michelin-starred Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. The hotel is also home to London’s best state-of-the-art spa, a deeply cosseting and stylish basement space offering -influenced Aromatherapy Associates treatments, a small vitality pool, steam room, dry sauna, and a gym. Bedrooms are large, decadent, and comfortable, with gold-hued drapes, marble-topped tables, and sumptuous bathrooms with Ormonde Jayne products—plus slick service.