The British press are reporting that Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton is the winning pick for wedding dress designer to future princess Catherine Middleton. Now if Kate’s finalizing the frock, the rest of us best pick a place to stay so we can catch a glimpse of the gown come wedding day April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey. Herewith, five luxury hotels in London with that royal feeling and flourish.
Lavishly decorated á la Louis XVI, the 105-year-old hotel near Buckingham Palace has a sweeping, split-level Royal Suite (pictured) fit for a royal or royal wannabe.
Room rates from GBP 575 the week of April 25.
A 10-minute walk from the royal grounds just like the Ritz (a little more to the Abbey), this spot boasts swish interiors and a Michelin-starred chef in the kitchen.
Room rates from GBP 255 the week of April 25.
The historic hotel overlooking Hyde Park has played host to society and celebrity alike for more than 70 years.
Room rates from GBP 655 the week of April 25.
For a more deco take on decadence, this Central London landmark where the well-to-do have long lay their heads also houses Gordon Ramsey’s namesake restaurant.
Room rates from GBP 610 the week of April 25.
In Knightsbridge, the shopping mecca that Harrod’s and Harvey Nichols call home, this boutique hotel is rightly British right down to afternoon tea.
Room rates from GBP 300 the week of April 25.