Claridge’s – Mayfair, W1
Do you love giving special gifts? Then pop Claridge’s in a presentation box, tie it up with red ribbon and give it – for a night or two – to someone you love. We can guarantee it’ll be one of the best gifts they’ve ever had. Claridge’s has always had cachet. But while it used to be the staid and stately base for visiting royalty, today it is a spirited mix of the glittering and gracious, hip and dignified, all underpinned by it superb service. As part of the Maybourne Group that includes The Connaught and The Berkeley, it’s the attention to detail that makes it sing. From the moment you push through the revolving door, past celebrity-spotting photographers, into the marble-floored front hall to the wrought-iron lift complete with attendant, it just keeps giving. And that’s before you’ve even reached your elegant room or suite, or seen the Art Deco bathrooms, or the Fumoir’s 1930s jewel box bar, or the superb Davies and Brook restaurant by Daniel Humm. If ever there was a hotel that felt like the ultimate treat, it’s Claridge’s right now, at the pinnacle of its 200-year history.
Doubles from £570
+44 (0)20 7629 8860; claridges.co.uk