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Famous London Hotels - The Dorchester

Calling The Dorchester a hotel is like calling Champagne a fizzy drink or caviar a sandwich spread. The Dorchester rejects bland luxury in favour of an unashamed celebration of opulence in décor, a level of service that is nearly telepathic, and food and wine that is gloriously over the top.

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Famous London Hotels - The Berkeley

When it was decided to rebuild The Berkeley from its old location in Berkeley Street it took some time to find a suitable site elsewhere. The present site was acquired with the co-operation of the Grosvenor Estate. The land on which the hotel was built has close connections with the Army. The hotel is situated on what was once the parade ground of...

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Famous London Hotels - The Connaught

The Connaught, in the heart of fashionable Mayfair is one of the world’s most exclusive hotels, combining elegance and dignity with privacy, comfort and unobtrusive service. The story of The Connaught goes back to the beginning of the 19th century.

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Famous London Hotels - Claridge's

The actor, Spencer Tracy once remarked: “Not that I intend to die, but when I do, I don’t want to go to heaven, I want to go to Claridge’s.” Ever since Claridge’s opened its doors it has been seen as the epitome of elegance, luxury and grandeur.

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Famous London Hotels - The Savoy

The Savoy opened its doors to an eager public in 1889. A member of The Savoy Group which includes The Berkeley, Claridge's, The Connaught and Simpson’s-in-the-Strand in London, as well as The Savoy Theatre, The Savoy was the brainchild of the Gilbert and Sullivan impresario Richard D'Oyly Carte.

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