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Claridge's Hotel Review: Since 1853, Claridge's has served as the hallmark of hotel excellence. Heads of state, dignitaries and A-listers descend upon the grand hotel year after year, a testament to its longstanding levels of perfection. From the moment guests twirl in through the revolving doors, Claridge's sings of elegance and unabashed Englishness. Discretion is the secret of Claridge's success, in that the management convey the privacy and intimacy of an elite club. A recent addition to the hotel is a series of rooms and suites designed by Diane von Furstenberg. The legendary Queen of Print has breathed new life into bespoke fabrics and furniture with her iconic animal prints and loud, bold colors. Claridge's air-conditioned rooms contain fresh flowers, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi and organic toiletries by Bamford; laptop and printer facilities are available to corporate guests. On-site dining at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester is among the finest in London, so make sure a reservation is made far in advance.