Top 10 city break hotels

 

The Dorchester, London

A visit to The Dorchester on Park Lane will pay homage to a truly classic British hotel whose reputation has been built over 80 illustrious years. The 3 Michelin starred Alain Ducasse Restaurant is a highlight, as is the magnificent and thoroughly English afternoon tea which can be taken daily in The Promenade.

Bulgari Hotel, Milan

Housed in a renovated 18th century Milanese palazzo and surrounded by botanical gardens this absorbing hotel blends materials like black Zimbabwean granite with the use of teak and oak to create a chic yet homely designer pad perfectly in keeping with the Milanese glitterati.

Jumeirah Essex House, New York

This distinctive luxury hotel is situated between Central Park and the bright lights of Broadway and was a double winner at the recent 2011 World Travel Awards following completion of a $90 refurbishment programme.

Grand Resort Lagonissi, Athens

Situated around 45 minutes drive from the Acropolis amidst 72 acres of dazzling green peninsula with hidden sandy coves – this retreat from the city is joy to behold with it Polynesian and Greek influences, glimmering ocean front infinity pool and rejuvenating spa circuits.

Park Hotel Amsterdam

Centrally located boutique residence where character led rooms include High Speed Internet (wired and wireless), Philips flat screen TV with in-room entertainment, JBL i-Pod docking station, mini bar, laptop safe, rainforest showers, and captivating art created by the Dutch artist George Heidweiler.

Chatrium Hotel Riverside, Bangkok

Self cater in real style at these outstanding Bangkok suites perfect for short stays in the city. Views over the Chao Phraya River, easy access to the BTS Skytrain and a minimum room space of 60 sq m with floor to ceiling windows, full kitchenette and modern gadgets will ensure a comfortable and convenient stay.

The Merrion Hotel, Dublin

The Merrion is known for its restored Georgian rooms, its blossoming gardens and its collection of 19th and 20th century art – it also boasts the status of the number one ranked Dublin hotel on Trip Advisor. Situated in South Dublin City in easy reach of the National Gallery and National Museum of Ireland.

Shangri La, Kuala Lumpur

Popular luxury choice amongst honeymooners visiting Malaysia and wanting somewhere special to spend a couple of nights in the city. Fine service, dining and immaculate room types many with aerial views over the business and shopping districts of KL make this a fine choice, as does the exceptional morning breakfast.

The Midland Hotel, Manchester

A wildcard some may say, but The Midland is a real treasure. Steeped in history and charm and commanding a prominent position opposite the Central Library on St Peters Square, the hotel has moved with the times, providing stylishly furnished guest rooms and a two AA rosette award winning French restaurant renowned across the city.

Four Seasons George V, Paris

This list could not be complete with this magnificent regal addition located near the Champs Elysees. Opulence and fine service combine to enhance the appeal of this landmark, classic luxury hotel with its tapestries, objects d’art and 2 Michelin starred Le Cinq restaurant. Offers the red carpet treatment to leading foreign dignitaries and Hollywood A-listers.

Carole Booth is Commercial Director at Destinology.

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  1. Linda says:

    Can’t say I’ve been to any other than the Midland in Manchester, which certainly has character – though is a bit tired looking in places!

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