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by The Daily Telegraph, Gallery by John O'Ceallaigh, June 06, 2016
The newly opened Kipling Suite at Brown's Hotel in Mayfair rejects a palette of safe taupes and white for vivid jungle-inspired wallpaper and idiosyncratic antiques. The suite is so called because Rudyard Kipling was one of the hotel's famous guests, and a one-night stay here costs from £6,210 a night, including two spa treatments and a bottle of Ruinart.
London's largest hotel suite, the six-bedroom Sterling Suite at the Langham Hotel measures 4,844sq ft and costs £24,000 a night. For that, guests will receive impeccable round-the-clock butler service and use of facilities that include a media room, club lounge and privileged use of the hotel's facilities.
Shangri-La Shard 's Shangri-La Suite stands on the 39th floor of the Shard skyscraper and provides 270-degree views of the capital. While the vista is its defining feature, the suite also features marble-clad bathrooms, 24-hour butler service and an advanced Bose sound system. Measuring 2,024sq ft (188sq m), it costs from £10,000 per night.
Corinthia London's Royal Penthouse Suite
The Corinthia 's vast Royal Penthouse comes with an abundance of extras and interesting decorative features. It includes a private spa suite, a walk-in wine cellar, a lift to take guests between its two floors.
Serious consideration has also been given to service. Multilingual butler service is available, a seamstress is assigned to the suite for last-minute clothing alterations and guests have a personal chauffeur on call for every hour of their stay.
The suite measures 5,000sq ft (465sq m) and costs from £18,000 per night.
Corinrthia London's Musician's Penthouse
The hotel features six additional penthouse suites, each decorated in accordance with a specific theme. The Musician's Penthouse, shown here, features a Steinway Model O piano and entertainment system with turntable and records. It measures 2,475sq ft (230sq m).
These penthouses cost from £4,500 per night, with the Musician's Penthouse starting at £12,000 a night.
Dream Suite: Corinthia London Musician's Penthouse review
The Connaught's Apartment
Named The Apartment, the David Collins-designed two-bedroom penthouse at The Connaught is a beautifully homely space replete with comforts. A four-poster bed takes pride of place in the master bedroom, a wrap-around balcony with topiary provides views of Mayfair, and double-height ceilings give a welcome sense of space.
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Rosewood London's Manor House Suite
The only suite in the world with its own postcode, Rosewood London's Manor House Suite is popular with guests seeking exclusivity and privacy. It can be booked with five connecting rooms to become the Grand Manor House Wing and is serviced by its own lift.
Designed by Tony Chi, the strikingly stylish suite features bespoke furniture, kitchenette, dining room, an exceptional iPad-operated sound system and marble-clad bathroom with a vast, half-globe marble tub.
The suite measures 1,991sq ft (185sq m) and costs from £8,900 per night.
Dream Suite: Rosewood London Manor House Suite review .
The Berkeley's Opus Suite
Lavishly finished, the suite features bamboo-lined walls, bespoke carpets and furniture, and various works of art.
The Opus Suite measures 3,250sq ft (302sq m) and costs from £10,000 per night.
Cafe Royal's Empire Suite
In total, the Cafe Royal hotel opened six signature suites in 2013 . While the Dome Suite is the largest, the Empire Suite (shown here) is also available. It measures 2,282sq ft (212sq m) and costs from £4,990 per night.
Cafe Royal's Dome Suite
So called because it stands under a copper domed rotunda, Cafe Royal 's Dome Penthouse Suite also offers personal butler service, a carrara marble bathroom and is equipped with an state-of-the-art entertainment system. A highlight is the spacious terrace with views of central London. It measures 2,217sq ft (206sq m) and costs from £9,000 per night.
Cafe Royal's Tudor Suite
The hotel's distinctive Tudor Suite, meanwhile, features an original Tudor fireplace and celebrates the Elizabethan era.
InterContinental Park Lane's Royal Suite
Opened in 2013, the InterContinental Park Lane 's Royal Suite pays homage to the Queen (the hotel stands on the site of her childhood home). Cecil Beaton's royal portraits decorate the interior, as do tasteful sketches of corgis and horses.
Accommodating up to 10 guests, the eighth-floor suite comprises four interconnecting rooms and includes a study with views of Hyde Park.
The suite measures 2,131sq ft (196.7sq m) and costs from £12,000 per night.
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The Wellesley's Penthouse Suite
Occupying the Knightsbridge hotel's entire sixth and seventh floors, the Wellesley 's four-bedroom Penthouse Suite features its own humdor and has round-the-clock butler service.
Bathrooms are stocked with Hermès toiletries and guests can use the hotel's Rolls-Royce drop-off service.
The suite can be converted into separate rooms when not in use, but measures 3,240sq ft (301sq m) in its complete form. It costs from £11,500 per night.
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