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Beaumont voted best luxury hotel of 2014

19 December 2014 by
Beaumont voted best luxury hotel of 2014

Chris Corbin and Jeremy King's Beaumont hotel in London has been voted as the best new luxury hotel of 2014, while Shangri-La at the Shard was judged to be the worst, according to reviewers.

The findings come from reviews at Luxury Travel Intelligence (LTI), who picked what they viewed as the five best and worst luxury openings of the year.

The Shangri-La ended up with the top spot among the "worst" openings after a design fault have guests views into other rooms, with the hotel hastily erecting modesty blinds.

But the Beaumont in Mayfair was praised for its Art Deco-inspired rooms and "perfect" service.

The Best:

1) Beaumont, London. LTI said: "It feels like it has been there forever, and the Art Deco inspired rooms and suites are warm and welcoming. The Colony Grill Room is outstanding and deservedly one of the hottest reservations in town."
2) Portrait, Florence
3) Loews Regency, New York
4) Four Seasons, Moscow
5) Maalifushi, Maldives

The Worst:

1) Shangri-La, London. Regarding the design flaw, LTI said: "The hotel's solution has been to fit blinds, but then you are in just another hotel room, which completely erodes the whole purpose of staying here, in one the tallest building in Europe, as room décor and size is only on par with the average London 4/5 star hotel."
2) SLS, Las Vegas
3) Ham Yard, London. LTI said the hotel "falls well short" of Tim and Kit Kemp's usual standards. "It has a feel of a pop up and appears unfinished and lacking in warmth and character."
4) Park Hyatt, New York
5) ME, Ibiza

The Beaumont - the Midas touch >>
Shangri-La hotel guests able to see into neighbouring rooms at night >>

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