Overlooking a quiet garden square in the heart of Mayfair, The Beaumont has embodied the spirit of grand 1920s hotels – albeit on a more intimate scale – since it opened in 2014, with its chequerboard lobby floor, early 20th-century paintings and gleaming antiques. Social spaces on the recently renovated ground floor include the classy Magritte Bar; the award-winning afternoon tea lounge, Gatsby’s Room; and a terrace for light, al-fresco lunches and suppers among lush greenery. The striking muralled Colony Grill Room has a clubby atmosphere with red leather banquettes where guests can feast on timeless transatlantic classics. The 50 Art Deco-themed rooms and 22 suites have all been freshened up by French architect and interior designer Thierry Despont (and another 29 will be added in an adjoining building later this year). All are handsome and supremely comfortable: the showstopper is Antony Gormley’s Room, a three-storey extension and public artwork on the outside, an extraordinary one-bedroom suite of dark-fumed oak within. Try the hammam treatments and spa, inspired by the Turkish baths at London’s RAC Club and the original New York YMCA. 

Doubles from £520 

+44 (0)20 7499 1001; thebeaumont.com 

Exterior of The Beaumont