The newly-built Peninsula, creation of Hopkins Architects, embodies a sleek, spacious aesthetic that’s filled with natural light. Centred around an expansive, off-street courtyard landscaped by world-renowned designer Enzo Enea in the style of a classic English garden, complete with a pair of 120-year-old Japanese maples, the new Belgravia hideaway enables guests to arrive in privacy and style thanks to the hotel’s luxury automotive fleet, which includes a bespoke hybrid Bentley Bentayga, an electrifie­d 1960 vintage Austin taxi, and a painstakin­gly restored 1935 Rolls Royce Phantom.

The hotel’s refined rooms, suites, and public spaces feature sumptuous appointmen­ts by US architect Peter Marino and exclusive offerings from top British artisans, including fashion designer Jenny Packham, perfumer Timothy Han and more than 40 artists from The Royal Drawing School. The 190 elegantly styled guest rooms and sumptuous suites (we already love the Peninsula Suite, which features a private screening room and fitness centre) sit alongside 25 opulent luxury residences. All rooms and suites are appointed with artworks, spacious bathrooms in honey onyx, and bespoke furnishing­s, including mahogany-panelled dressing rooms outfitted with signature Peninsula Valet boxes.

Be sure to leave time for a bite at the hotel’s Archer Humphryes-designed rooftop restaurant, Brooklands, which offers contempora­ry European cuisine and top-flight libations and cigars amid interiors inspired by the classic eras of British aviation and motorsport, or Canton Blue, which celebrates the spice-trade union of Asian and British cultures with creative dishes by chef Dicky To. Alternativ­ely, indulge at The Peninsula Spa and Wellness Centre, home to massages, face and body treatments, and balancing rituals incorporat­ing Ayurvedic aromathera­py as well as a 25-metre indoor swimming pool. — NICK WALTON

Situated at Hyde Park Corner, The Peninsula London combines the talents of British artisans with the pedigree of one of the world’s most esteemed hotel brands.

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