The Beaumont – Mayfair, W1
Overlooking a quiet garden square in the heart of Mayfair, The Beaumont has embodied the spirit of grand 1920s hotels – albeit on a far more intimate scale – since it opened in 2014. Now, the ground floor has had a gentle refresh. A classy joint (with chequerboard lobby floor, early 20th-century paintings and gleaming antiques), subtle changes include the redesigned Magritte Bar; a new all-day dining and afternoon tea lounge; and for the first time, a terrace for light al-fresco suppers among lush greenery. The striking muralled Colony Grill Room has kept its clubby atmosphere with red leather banquettes where guests can feast on timeless transatlantic classics. The 50 art deco-themed rooms and 22 suites are handsome, sensible and supremely comfortable: the showstopper is Antony Gormley’s ROOM, a three-storey architectural extension and public artwork on the outside, an extraordinary one-bedroom suite of dark fumed oak within. Try the added luxury of the hamam and spa, inspired by the Turkish baths at London’s RAC Club and the original New York YMCA.
Doubles from £470
+44 (0)20 7499 1001; thebeaumont.com