Even if you've never stayed there, you will have heard of them. Some hotels are so exclusive, excquisite or simply have such high quality of service, that they become known around the world.
Here are the hotels we believe are the most well known in the luxury hotel space.
The Savoy, London: Known as one of London's most prestigious addresses, The Savoy offers a blend of Edwardian and Art Deco style. It boasts a central location near Covent Garden and the Thames, and features luxurious rooms, numerous fine dining options, a world-class bar (American Bar), and excellent personal service. It's also known for the Savoy Suite, which offers butler service and a customised experience based on guest preferences.
The Ritz, London: The Ritz is famous for its luxurious décor, embodying Louis XVI-style interiors with high ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and grand arches. It offers an exemplary afternoon tea service in the Palm Court, Michelin-starred dining in the Ritz Restaurant, and personalized service. The location, right off Piccadilly, makes it perfect for luxury shopping and sightseeing.
Claridge's, London: A favorite among royals and celebrities, Claridge's offers timeless elegance with Art Deco design and a blend of tradition and innovation. It houses the Michelin-starred Davies and Brook restaurant by Daniel Humm, owner of the World's Best Restaurant winner Eleven Madison Park. The hotel also offers personal butler service in their luxury suites.
The Balmoral, Edinburgh: Often regarded as Edinburgh’s most luxurious hotel, The Balmoral combines Scottish heritage with timeless elegance and comfort. Its majestic clock tower is a city landmark. It boasts a Michelin-starred restaurant, Number One, and its bar, Scotch, offers over 500 varieties of Scottish whisky. Many of its suites offer stunning views of Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town.
The Goring, London: The Goring is a quintessentially British hotel with a strong family-run atmosphere. It's renowned for its impeccable, personal service. It was the hotel of choice for Kate Middleton the night before her wedding, attesting to its reputation. The hotel's dining room has a Michelin star, and its central London location, yet private garden, gives guests the best of both worlds.