When you think of the words London and luxury a few signature places come to mind. When you think of London luxury hotels, the first name that pops in your head is probably the Dorchester. The London staple has cemented itself in the city as the ultimate playground for aristocrats and the rich. It comes as no surprise that the Dorchester’s high standards have been recognized at the World Travel Awards as the best city hotel in the world.
So what makes the Dorchester so special? Perhaps it’s panoramic views of the stunning Hyde Park, or their three Michelin-starred restaurant by none other than Alain Ducasse. It could be these things, but it could also be their Park Lane location, notorious service or decadent décor. It’s definitely the beautiful combination of them all.
The Dorchester beat out 15 other hotels in the category for the coveted title. Its status is only mirrored by the clientele that you’ll find there. Upon entering the property you will be greeted with a collection of these elite guests’ fleet of luxury vehicles. Think gold-plated Lamborghinis and matte black Bentleys. Just to name a few.
The World Travel Awards gave out other notable titles to cities and hotels across the globe. Here a few of our favorite picks:
The Duke’s Hotel, London: Best Classic Hotel
Minos Imperial Luxury Beach Resort & Spa Crete, Greece: Best Family Hotel
La Mamounia Marrakech, Morocco: Best Hotel In The World
Maldives: World’s Leading Beach Destination
Las Vegas Strip: Best Tourist Attraction
Jamaica: Best Cruise Destination
Dubai, UAE: Top Tourist Destination
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