Signature Four Seasons comfort in the bustling Docklands district.
In the heart of the Canary Wharf financial hub and just ten minutes from London City Airport, this hotel feels more Los Angeles than London. Indeed, the whole area feels like a totally separate city, and only the views remind you where you are. Designed for a largely corporate clientele, this hotel is quite stark (except for the rather dubious choice of purple carpeting in the public areas); that said, it's very functional. Rooms are large, with pale wood flooring and simple American walnut furniture. Each is equipped with every imaginable bit of technology: flat screen TVs with Internet access, CD players, PlayStations, multi-line telephones and laptop-size safes. Bathrooms have excellent lighting, separate shower units and deep baths filled with Bulgari toiletries. More expensive rooms have superb river views, while the Presidential Suite is the last word in luxury: a massive 2,930 square feet, it features three bedrooms, walk-in closets, separate powder room, a sitting area, full kitchen and dining room for eight. The house restaurant, Quadrato, offers a Northern Italian menu. In summer diners spill out onto the terrace to take their meals al fresco. Guests have access to a state-of-the-art fitness center within the hotel, plus free use of the adjacent Holmes Place at Canary Riverside Health Club, which has a full-service spa.