Reese Witherspoon, Uma Thurman, Gwyneth Paltrow
Reason to Stay
Residential Location, Upscale Decor, Hip Clientele
In a quieter corner of London's Mayfair home to fashionable stores like Rick Owens and private parks with esteemed public schools, The Connaught has been a beacon of five-star service and opulence since it opened in the early 19th Century within Mayfair Village. Today its familiar masonry façade looms over a Victorian doorway flanked by seasoned doorman that greets a patronage of corporate executives, Arabian princesses and celebs hidden under a capped brow. Inside, a familiar mahogany staircase is capped in a glass dome slicing the hotel lobby from its upper level guest rooms. The hotel features two eateries including the Michelin-starred Helene Darroze and more-casual Espelette brasserie. The Connaught Bar perks with life day and night with a sophisticated corporate crowd that transition to hotel guests and more local residents after 9pm. Its sister-property Claridge's may offer a bit more hotel opulence albeit more touristy location than the Connaught, this property offers the Aman Spa infused with Amanresorts' Asian-inspired luxury aesthetic that's best in the brand.
Room style and design vary greatly from entry-level guest categories to larger suites penned by world-famous designers like Guy Oliver and David Collins. Superior Queen Rooms feature a simple bed layout with swag curtains, mahogany headboard and courtyard views. Deluxe rooms offer a bit more space and lighter design with bay windows while Junior Suites face Adams Row and offer hardwood floors and elegant contemporary design. Top of the line suites include the Eagle’s Lodge designed by Guy Oliver to resemble the cabin of a luxury 1930s yacht while David Collins wows within newly renovated The Apartment with its glam London-inspired living space aimed at a jetsetter clientele.
Art Collection, Hip Lounge, Michelin Eatery
Restaurant, Spa, Lounge, Bar, Concierge