Handsome, modern style sets this hotel apart in the tony Mayfair district.
The Athenaeum, situated on Piccadilly just past Hyde Park Corner, upped its game with a renovation that allows it to compete with both grand old dames and hip new players. The hotel overlooks Green Park and features guest rooms and suites done in tasteful, residential-urban style. They also offer almost every possible amenity, such as Bose speakers for your iPod, Nespresso coffee makers and heated bathroom mirrors that never steam up. The Bar specializes in small batch spirits, while Galvin at the Athenaeum showcases a French-inspired menu by Chris and Jeff Galvin. On-site REN Spa provides a tranquil retreat, while dedicated space services small board meetings and launch events. The hotel's elegant serviced apartments have their own front doors, and many adjoin for families and group travel.