A destination for must-see art and high design.
Few parks conjure as much romance as Hyde Park, the idyllic London green space known for Speakers Corner. It's just a stone's throw the Dorchester Collection's 45 Park Lane, with interiors crafted by New York-based Thierry Despont and an outpost of Wolfgang Puck's acclaimed CUT steakhouse. Take a gander at the crowd of cocktail-goers at Bar 45, and its clear this art deco marvel is indeed a buzzy hotspot. But its guestrooms are true retreats. Embracing rich materials, like dark wood and marble in the bathrooms, they feature floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto leafy vistas and detailed custom furniture. Wood, gold, and a wraparound balcony certainly make the Hyde Park suite attractive, but the masculine Penthouse, with materials like suede and cerused mahogany, is the one most sought after by celebrities. The property is also a destination for must-see art, displaying an ever-changing roster of works by the likes of Damien Hirst and Rotraut. Guests in search of swank spa pampering need only avail themselves of the facilities at nearby sister property the Dorchester.