7 Striking New London Hotels
A spate of boutique spots are opening just in time for the Olympics. Here are the best-looking places to stay.
45 Park Lane
Opened: September 2011
Swank factor: Apart from the building's striking horizontal fins, this space is all about the streamlined masculine aesthetic. Uncluttered rooms feature a warm, earth-tone palette peppered with pops of aquamarine and red; cerused mahogany throughout gives the hotel an old-school cigar-bar feel (in a good way); and suede walls and velvet upholstery add just enough lushness.