The Greatest Hotels in the World – THE CONNAUGHT
The Connaught, the legendary Mayfair hotel built in 1897, redefines the British luxury experience. An expertly judged blend of tradition with the utmost modernity, The Connaught is the insider’s choice of connoisseurs in the art of living well; where highly personalised service and passion for hand-crafted detail mixes effortlessly with a contemporary boldness.
The Connaught includes a magnificent selection of traditional and contemporary guest rooms, suites and interiors, as well as the United Kingdom’s first ever Aman Spa, a David Collins Studio designed penthouse, a delightful Japanese influenced garden created by renowned landscape artist Tom Stuart-Smith, and a Ballroom for international and local Mayfair events.
For years, London’s Bond Street and Sloane Street have been the destinations of choice for luxury brands looking to set up shop in the British capital to serve the hundreds of thousands of luxury shoppers who descend on the city every year. However, on nearby Mount Street, a former backwater of gentlemen’s collector shops and art galleries, a remarkable transformation has been taking place that now sees it vying for London’s luxury retail supremacy. Brands with outlets in the Mount Street area include Christian Louboutin, Lanvin, Goyard, Carolina Herrera, Balenciaga, Celine, Erdem, Nicholas Kirkwood, Balmain creating a luxury expansion unlike anything seen in any major fashion capital around the world.