Quality, luxury, comfort, interior design…. all these are features that are attributed to good hotels. Everyone has certain preferences, but it’s obvious that it’s very different to stay in one place than another. London hotels are very different from each other, there are many types of hotels and every single one of them has its own special charm, but there are some of them that would impress anyone.
Claridge’s Hotel is one of the classics. It was opened in 1812 under the name of Mivart’s and it occupied five houses in the Mayfair district. In 1854, Mr. and Mrs. Claridge became the owners of the hotel and completely remodeled it to be able to compete with the Ritz and the Savoy. In terms of interior design, it perfectly combines Art Deco elements with other contemporary ones. This beautiful hotel has accommodated famous people like Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn… Even Spencer Tracy said that when he died he’d rather go to Claridge’s than heaven.
The Ritz London Hotel was considered one of the greatest hotels in the world at the time of its construction in 1906. It was designed to provide accommodation for guests who were looking for luxury and well-being. Right in the heart of Piccadilly, this hotel was the idea of César Ritz, who is considered the father of modern hotel management. Among the great personalities who have stayed there are Charlie Chaplin, Jackie Onassis and even Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Also, in 1999, the Ritz was the setting for Richard Curtis’ film Notting Hill, starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant.
Located on the banks of the Thames and very close to the British Museum and the Royal Opera House, the Savoy Hotel is worth a visit. It has 195 rooms and 73 suites decorated in Art Deco style and English Edwardian. All of them stand out for their elegance and comfort, but they are also equipped with discreet technology such as mirrors that turn into television screens. This hotel is one of the most important and well-known in London, and has been the venue for major events, such as a press conference given by Marilyn Monroe.