So interior design is your thing? Here are my picks for the hotels with the most stunning look and feel:

Ham Yard Hotel

The decor is like a glam shabby chic, with a mishmash of colours and patterns which shouldn’t have but somehow worked together!” (Stefanie on tripadvisor.com).

The Ham Yard eye-catching interiors are designed by Kit Kemp, a famous and award-winning interior designer. She describes her distinctive style as “Colourful and carefree. Within it there is an enormous amount of detail. A good hotel should have that sense of arrival and an adventure throughout the building, because if you come off a huge aeroplane, you feel rather mass-produced“. And she is successful at it. Beautiful decorated rooms will leave you feeling at home in no time.

The interiors of the Dorset Square hotel or the Haymarket Hotel (see below), all designed by Kit Kemp, are almost as beautiful. But the Ham Yard Hotel is the jewel in the crown.

Quick facts Ham Yard Hotel
Address: 1 Ham Yard, London W1D 7DT, England
91 rooms
Swimming pool and 24-hour gym
Soholistic spa
Restaurants and bars: 2
Prices start at $424
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Quick facts Haymarket Hotel
Address: 1 Suffolk Place, London SW1Y 4HX, England
50 rooms
Swimming pool and 24-hour gym
Soholistic gym & beauty
Restaurants and bars: 1
Prices start at $379
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Quick facts Dorset Square Hotel
Address: 39-40 Dorset Square | Marylebone, London NW1 6QN, England
38 rooms
Restaurants and bars: 1
Prices start at $269
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Rosewood Hotel

“The hotel’s design and interiors are spectacular, seamlessly combining classic luxury and opulence with clean lines and contemporary elegance.” (D. on tripAdvisor.com).

The hotel underwent a major refurbishment in 2013, when it became a Rosewood hotel. The interior designers Toni Chi and Martin Brudnizki transformed it into an elegant, sophisticated and laid back grand city hotel. One of the most dramatic features of this five-star heritage hotel is the Renaissance-style seven-storey grand staircase, an architectural tour de force in marble.  The iconic Italian Grand Pavonazzo marble staircase has an estimated value of £40 million and features seven different types of marble, some of which can no longer be found anywhere else in the world.

Rosewood London’s exterior, interior, public spaces and guestrooms all capture and celebrate the historic character and grandeur of this landmark building guaranteed to create timeless memories of London for the visiting guest.

 

Quick facts
252 High HolbornLondon WC1V 7EN, England
262 rooms and 44 suites
Restaurants and bars: 3
Sense Spa and 24-hour Fitness-suite
Prices start at $444
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The Lanesborough

The hotel has recently been refurbished. It is superb,the decor wonderful, with a lot of original works of art.” (B. on tripadvisor.com)

The Lanesborough was luxurious before the redesign, but now it’s a veritable feast for the senses. Designer Alberto Pinto’s brief was to retain the Regency theme, but lighten its somewhat dark interior. This he certainly achieved and at the same time he has added lashings of superbly crafted ornamentation and old-fashioned furniture that are easy to admire. The formerly plain ceilings are now gilded, stuccoed and painted as if this were a royal palace.The result of the refurbishment got mixed reactions but the interior displays astonishing craftsmanship like the trompe l’oeil paintwork that makes the far end of the Great Hall look like a silken tent to the 2,100 sheets of gold leaf twinkling from the elaborately corniced ceilings. Well worth a visit!

Quick facts
Address: Hyde Park Corner Lanesborough Place, London SW1X 7TA, England
93 rooms and suites
The Lanesborough Club & Spa will be opened on 13th March 2017
Restaurants and bars: 4
Prices start at $512
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Other options

45 Park Lane

Corinthia Hotel London

Me London by Melia

If you have any other suggestions, please comment below!