irbnb is fine, and we’re assuming a Travelodge does the job. But where’s the fun in that? When it comes to vacations, there’s nothing like having fun on a five star hotel. That being said, there is a splash, and then there is splash. London, one of the hospitality capitals of the world, is full of hotels of unparalleled size, service and amenities. They will also cost you the equivalent of a small deposit for an overnight stay.
We’ve compiled a list of the most expensive accommodations the money can buy, including nightly rate, suite size, and price per square foot to accurately gauge the quality feel. Trust us, this is a list that will make the mention of “Premier Inn” abhorrent forever.
10. The Connaught apartment: £ 16,000, 285 m²
£ 56.14 per m²
Gwyneth Paltrow loved the Connaught apartment so much that she ordered the same lacquered dressing table for her own home. Designed by the late David Collins, the suite is a serene space in blue and white. Entering through a set of magnificent carved doors, you will find a long hallway leading to the living room, with its high ceilings and marble fireplace. Both bedrooms are bathed in natural light and dotted with original artwork, and the panoramic balcony offers a bird’s eye view of Carlos Place de Mayfair.
9. The Penthouse at 45 Park Lane: £ 10,000, 170 m²
£ 58.82 per m²
Measured by the square meter, the price of the first suite at 45 Park Lane actually outweighs that of its sister hotel The Dorchester, whose Harlequin Penthouse missed that list by one spot. The Ten Thousand Night Penthouse offers guests the entire top floor of the hotel, accessible by a private elevator, where they are greeted with 360-degree panoramic views of Hyde Park and surrounding areas. A personal terrace envelops around 170 m² in Art Deco design, which incorporates soft fabrics, sultry curves and mirrored surfaces.
8. Gucci Royal Suite at the Savoy: £ 15,875, 265 m²
£ 59.90 per m²
Did you know that Guccio Gucci started his career as a luggage porter at The Savoy, an experience that inspired him to create his eponymous luxury leather goods business? To celebrate 100 years of Gucci, the fashion house has partnered with the hotel to equip its Royal Suite – Edwardian fantasy adorned with marble, woodwork, moldings and chandeliers. The result is mind-boggling and costly in equal measure. For nearly 16 overnight guests, pieces from the Gucci Décor collection, works of art and antiques curated by Christie’s, sweeping views of the Thames, a majestic four-poster bed, a marble bathroom and a sumptuous walk-in closet with cedar cabinets.
7. Bulgari Suite I at the Bulgari hotel: £ 16,000, 264 m²
£ 60.60 per m²
Bulgari Suites all offer king-size beds, combined steam and shower rooms, and museum-quality furnishings. The most expensive is the Bulgari Suite I, which features an oversized living room with an open fireplace, an adjoining dining area that seats eight, and a bespoke Bulgari bar. In the Marquina marble bathroom you will find a free-standing bathtub and an onyx marble rain shower. Meanwhile, the views of Knightsbridge and Hyde Park from the terrace are second to none.
6. Royal Suite at Claridge’s: £ 14,000, 223 m²
£ 62.78 per m²
The Royal Suite at the Claridge offers luxury in old-school style, out of the blue, and it’s priced to match. Royal and historical motifs abound, from design cues reflecting the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, to the original Gilbert and Sullivan grand piano in the living room, and to the hand-painted national flowers by Gournay artisans lining the dining room. . Add 24-hour butler service and it’s no surprise that the best accommodations in Claridge are among the most expensive in London.
5. The Kipling suite at Brown’s Hotel: £ 6,500, 90 m²
£ 72.22 per m²
Brown’s Hotel, established in 1837, is considered one of London’s oldest, but it’s anything but stuffy. Its striking design is the work of Olga Polizzi, who also brought a coveted collection of contemporary art to complement the original architecture. The Kipling Suite, named after Rudyard Kipling, includes various nods to the author of The Jungle Book, from a monkey statue to hand-painted Lewis & Wood floral wallpaper. The large entrance hall gives way to the living room, from which you will find the beautifully appointed bedroom, and the Italian Arabescato marble bathroom is also quite special.
4. Crescent Pavilion Penthouse at The Berkeley: £ 16,000, 220 m²
£ 72.72 per m²
For a hotel that has been a London institution for over a century, the Crescent Pavilion Penthouse is breathtakingly modern thanks to a complete overhaul by interior designer André Fu. Housed in a glass pavilion with sliding doors for an immersive indoor-outdoor experience, the suite includes two living rooms, a bar, and an eight-person dining area in earthy tones of sage and stone with accents of bronze, ‘silver and gold. The terrace is enveloping, which means that guests can choose between a view of Belgravia or Hyde Park.
3. The Royal Suite at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park: price on request, 242 m²
£ 74.38 per m²
The night rate from Mandarin Oriental‘s Royal Suite is disclosed on request, however, The telegraph reported it at £ 18,000. Based on this assumption, the suite is among the most expensive in the capital. The three-bed space, which also has a kitchen and dining area for ten, is filled with luxurious touches such as Maya Romanoff wallpaper, a bespoke rock crystal chandelier, and a fireplace. original restored. The master bedroom has a dressing table framed by Lalique crystal lamps and is adjacent to a bathroom with a hammam. The suite also benefits from a private butler service.
2. The Royal Goring Suite: £ 8,500, 111 m²
£ 76.57 per m²
The Goring is the only hotel in the world to hold a Royal Mandate granted by the Queen. Kate Middleton stayed here the day before her wedding to Prince William, and the five-star establishment was one of the Queen Mother’s favorites. These royal connotations are embodied in the Royal Suite, which includes a living room, dining room, two bedrooms and a bathroom. The devil is in the details with touches such as Georgian glassware, royal items ranging from handwritten letters to military badges, and a green silk wallcovering identical to that used in the dining room of the Titanic.
1. Manor House Suite in Rosewood London: £ 20,000, 208 m²
£ 96.15 per m²
Rosewood London on High Holborn is London’s most expensive hotel room. The restored Edwardian mansion is packed with architectural detail and the Manor House Suite is the jewel in the crown – it’s a treasure trove of curiosities including knick-knacks, books and sculptures. The bathroom is remarkable, with a freestanding marble bathtub as the focal point of the lacquered space. If you need more bedrooms, the Manor House Suite can be connected with six additional bedrooms to become the Manor House Wing – a space with its own zip code!
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