45 Park Lane
You know a new hotel holds promise when Wolfgang Puck chooses the venue for its first European venture. Why would you expect less from the hoteliers behind magnificently luxurious hotels like the Dorchester and the Beverley Hills Hotel? Celebrity chef import in tow, 45 Park Lane channels Americana in the slickest way possible. With an exterior that looks like an art deco showboat, dark leather interiors, super-efficient amenities such as touch-screen operated lights and blinds and whimsical views of Hyde Park, make 45 feel like the most luxurious cruise ship. The staff are friendly and efficient, from the “host” assigned to each room to the staff in Wolfgang’s CUT restaurant who offer enthusiastic educational tutorials on your soon-to-be-devoured beef. This is sure to be a favourite for high-powered jet-setting executives and willowy Eastern European dates.