This grand hotel at the edge of Park Lane might have a modern look, but the attitude toward providing solid comfort and luxury is decidedly old fashioned. Contemporary rooms, in tones of toffee and cream, have comfortable king-size beds. The champagne bar is a good place to meet a few well-heeled locals over a glass of fine bubbly, before heading to sample some excellent modern British cuisine in the restaurant. The small spa ("wellness center") has a workout pool and
relaxing treatment rooms.