Italian cool meets classic style in a quietly confident retreat.
Unlike many of London's five-star properties, the Baglioni does not need to scream its grandeur to the world, but it will shout it out once guests set foot in the door. Housed within the non-fussy walls of a white Georgian building, a total of 66 rooms include junior, deluxe and presidential suites that provide the ultimate in self-controlled luxury. Decked out with dark wood, richly textured walls and gold-and-purple plush leather furnishing, rooms are impressive. Dim lighting, a sleek look and access to Hyde Park right across the street make this the right choice for a romantic getaway. Some rooms have access to a private courtyard, and additional in-room pampering includes fresh flowers and fruit, cozy bathrobes and personal butler service, with maids rushing in to light candles at night. The hotel also caters to business travelers, offering unlimited Wi-Fi and broadband access, secretarial services and teleconferencing capabilities. For a decadent nightcap, head for the bar and sip a martini made with gold leaf.