London Syon Park
New York meets English country barn conversion in this 137-room hotel on the Duke of Northumberland’s estate. Decadent bedrooms are draped in black and silver, and filled with Apple gadgets, minibars and enormous beds, while the Duke’s Parlour and the Boldt downstairs provide great spaces for more convivial relaxation. The hotel’s close proximity to Heathrow makes it a popular choice for business travelers, and it attends to their comfort accordingly with meeting rooms and conference venues galore. This hotel is also one for gourmands, as Executive Chef Lee Streeton creates sublime dishes from locally grown produce (local as the Park’s garden in some cases), supplemented by a wide variety of Old and New world wines, while the hotel’s cocktail bar makes its own vermouth and hews ice straight from the block.