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Is London’s dearest suite worth its hefty price tag?
Sumptuous just got, ahem, sumptuous-er with the opening of The Lanesborough’s new flagship Lanesborough Suite a little while back. The suite - 4,000 square feet of unadulterated luxury - features four bedrooms, two living rooms, a kitchen, a dining room and a mindblowing five and a half bathrooms (there’s extravagance and then there’s five and a half bathroom extravagance!).
With such ineffable luxury, the suite has been tipped as the residence du jour for royalty, visiting heads of states and industry leaders. In addition, you’ll enjoy the usual uncompromising service from The Lanesborough’s butlers, with a complimentary chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce Phantom thrown in too. Though I guess that at £14,000 per night plus VAT, they can definitely afford to throw in a few little extras…
The suite was designed by world-renowned designer Alberto Pinto. Known for his eclectic approach to residential décor, Pinto approached the hotel’s eponymous suite with his signature ‘savoir faire’ attitude to craftsmanship – perfectly blending 19th Century elegance with contemporary luxury. And upon unveiling of the suite, it’s clear to see that his classic vision perfectly complements the tastes and aesthetic of The Lanesborough.
We gave you a little teaser on the concept behind the Lanesborough Suite in this very blog a few months ago. And it seems that now it’s arrived, it outbids our previous listing of the four most expensive London hotel suites.
Beautiful as it is, does this ultra-luxury suite warrant the huge price tag?
Does it justify the additional expense when London has some gorgeous, extravagant suites for considerably less? Only time will tell, but there is clearly a market for extreme luxury given the way in which London hotels are currently investing in suite developments and upgrades.
Photo credits: The Lanesborough Hotel.