The Savoy • The Strand, London

This 5-star hotel is favored by stars, dignitaries, and global jet setters. The sumptuous Edwardian and Art Deco grandeur of the 265-room Savoy never fails to impress. A recent £220 million facelift put the sizzle back into the hotel as one of the places to stay in London. Many rooms and suites afford breath-taking views across the River Thames and of iconic London landmarks. Guests staying in suites enjoy dedicated butler service with a traditionally-discreet English butler.

World-renowned chef Auguste Escoffier set an unprecedented standard for cuisine here in 1889, and the Savoy has been known for fine dining ever since.

Kaspar’s at The Savoy offers informal dining in a stylish Art Deco setting. Gordon Ramsay’s Savoy Grill presents a British grill menu with a French touch.  Simpson’s in the Strand is tops for the best Sunday roast dinner. With legendary bartender’s signature drinks – like Harry Craddock’s famous White Lady – the American Bar remains at the forefront, having been recently named World’s Best Bar at Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards 2018 and World’s 50 Best Bars 2017. The Thames Foyer is where one of London’s finest traditional afternoon teas is served. The butler service, Thames views, and beloved American Bar make it a stand-out.

Visit: The Strand, WC2R 0EZ; 020-7836 4343;