Posted: June 29, 2012 | By: Kathryn Hunter | Photo: The Connaught
Host city of the 2012 Olympic Games in July and August,
London is the place to be this summer. And the Connaught,
a Victorian-era, five-star hotel in the heart of the Mayfair
district, is lauded as one of London’s most prestigious accommodations.
Recent restoration has introduced new state-of-the-art technology and
contemporary design to the historic structure, while faithfully preserving
the Connaught’s beautiful period details and distinctive character. Since
its opening in 1897, the hotel has had only six general managers.
An ideal base for exploring the sights, the Connaught also houses two
designer bars and one of the city’s top restaurants, helmed by awardwinning
chef Hélène Darroze. Afternoon tea at Espelette, a highly
recommended addition to your itinerary, is an authentic and indulgent